Duncan Carries Spurs to Fifth Straight Win

Matin's 36 lift Kings, Wizards holds off SuperSonics
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Mar 27, 2008 2:45 AM CDT
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, top, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Chris Kaman during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Wednesday, March 26, 2008.    (AP Photo/Delcia Lopez)
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(Newser) – Tim Duncan had the big numbers, but Manu Ginobili hit the key shots as the San Antonio Spurs held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 97-88 last night, reports the Associated Press. Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds, but when the Clippers took a late lead, Ginobili's 3-pointer sparked a 10-0 clinching run. In other NBA action:

  • The Sacramento Kings won their 19th straight home game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 107-106 overtime win. Kevin Martin hit two free throws in the closing seconds for the win and two of his 36 points.
  • Roger Mason scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, to lift the Washington Wizards to a 104-99 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.