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QuickCap: Spurs dismantle Rockets, 122-116

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Gary Neal would miss his second straight game due to his injury.

The Spurs would start Kawhi Leonard in the SF spot tonight for the first time since early November. Offensively, Danny Green would continue to shoot the ball well. Tim Duncan was particularly spry tonight on the defensive end. He got enough blocks to break a record. Spurs would be up 41-29 after 1.

The Rockets and Jeremy Lin would start out at a fast pace going on a 6-0 run to start the 2nd. Stephen Jackson would be the victim of a no-call foul and he got a T for arguing. He wasn't very demonstrative but I'm sure his words weren't eloquent. Spurs would be up, but not by as much as they were after the 1st. 69-65.

Third quarter would be played at a furious pace with the Rockets trying to pushing the pace up. The Spurs would respond with 29 points in the quarter, nearly reaching the century mark in 3 quarters again. Spurs up 98-92 after 3.

Patty Mills would get minutes in the 4th quarter with Gary Neal out. He would be effective on both ends, disrupting inbound plays and making 3's. Spurs come out on top


1:05 remaining in the 4th 1 2 3 4 Total
Houston Rockets 29 36 27 18 110
San Antonio Spurs 41 28 29 24 122

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