San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls: Live Score and Analysis

Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2014

Jan 29, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) fights for a rebound with San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second half at the AT&T Center. Chicago beat San Antonio 96-86. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Antonio Spurs (47-16) rode a monstrous first half on the way to a 104-97 victory on the road over the Chicago Bulls (35-29) on Tuesday.

The Spurs outscored the Bulls in the first two frames 61-33, giving themselves a big enough lead to coast for the final 24 minutes of game time.

Manu Ginobili scored a team-high 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting off the bench for San Antonio. No Chicago guard could stay in front of him, as he actively attacked all game.

Four other Spurs reached double-figures, including Tony Parker with 20.

The Bulls looked defeated from the start of the first quarter, but their bench provided a bolt of energy down the stretch to make the score respectable.

Backup point guard D.J. Augustin led the team with 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

Jimmy Butler was Chicago's most consistent starter Tuesday. He added 23 points.

 

Andy Bailey covers the NBA for Bleacher Report.