Parker, Spurs cut down Nets

Updated: December 31, 2012

Tony Parker had 20 points and six assists to head a balanced San Antonio scoring attack as the Spurs recorded their sixth straight victory with a 104-73 rout of the Brooklyn Nets at the AT&T Center.

Parker made good on 9-of-13 field goal attempts, while five other players
finished in double figures to help the Spurs achieve a season-high for
consecutive triumphs. Tim Duncan scored 15 points, Nando de Colo added 11 and
Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Matt Bonner all had 10 for a San Antonio
squad that shot a robust 58.9 percent as a team.

The Nets had come into the contest off home victories over Charlotte and
Cleveland in their first two outings since the team replaced Avery Johnson
with P.J. Carlesimo as head coach, but were buried by a dismal third quarter
in which Brooklyn made a mere 2-of-20 shots from the floor and were outscored
by a whopping 30-5 margin.

MarShon Brooks finished with 16 points and Joe Johnson had 12 for the Nets,
who also committed 18 turnovers that were converted into 28 Spurs’ points.