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Final Score: Spurs win seventh straight, beating the Bulls 104-96

The Bulls made it just a little bit interesting late in the fourth as they cut a 28-point halftime Spurs lead to 10, but they ran out of time and the Spurs hung on to win.

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The good guys came out red hot in this contest against the Bulls who may have had a little bit of a hangover after their emotional overtime win over the Heat. The Spurs' defense was tight and focused and they couldn't miss a shot on their way to a 38-14 advantage at the end of the first.

The Spurs continued to play well and the Bulls couldn't buy a bucket which resulted in the Spurs taking a 61-33 lead into the break. After a competitive third quarter the Bulls' bench played the Spurs' bench hard and managed to cut a once 26-point fourth quarter lead to 10 with two minutes left. The Spurs came up with a couple of stops and CoJo had a nice block as well as a two-pointer as San Antonio held on for their seventh win in a row.

Sure the Spurs didn't close out the fourth quarter as well as we wanted them to, but they were absolutely great for the first three quarters of the game. Especially in building a 24-point lead in the first. The starters were all excellent tonight and I'll take the win and not give any thought to the lineup of Ayres, Bonner, Josesph, Beli, and Diaw.

The Spurs improve their league-best record to 47-16.