How it happened: The Spurs put on a pretty good show for Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan, assuming those two watched from their San Antonio homes. Tony Parker and San Antonio’s role players took care of business in Dallas while the Spurs’ star big man (knee) and coach (sick) rested. Parker had 23 points and 10 assists despite missing most of the first quarter due to needing three stitches to close a couple of cuts above his left eye. He was especially dominant during the third quarter, scoring seven points and dishing out six assists while the Spurs’ lead swelled to as large as 26 points.
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