Spurs breeze past Rap­tors to win third in a row.

Dun­can leads five dou­ble-fig­ure scor­ers in third con­sec­u­tive win.

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Tim Dun­can scored 15 points and the San An­to­nio Spurs rolled to a 100-80 vic­tory over Toronto on Wed­nes­day night, snap­ping the Rap­tors’ five-game win­ning streak.

Manu Gi­no­bili added 14 points, Tony Parker 13, and Ti­ago Split­ter and Stephen Jack­son each had 10 for San An­to­nio (228), which has won three straight. Kawhi Leonard had nine points and 10 re­bounds.

Alan An­der­son and Amir John­son each had 12 points for Toronto (9-20).

Dun­can had six re­bounds and was 6 for 11 from the field in only 20 min­utes as the Spurs’ balanced at­tack wore down the Rap­tors.

None of Toronto’s starters scored in dou­ble fig­ures as San An­to­nio’s starters outscored their coun­ter­parts 54-25.

The Spurs closed the third on a 13-4 run to wrest con­trol of the game af­ter John­son’s 17-foot jumper pulled the Rap­tors within 57-54 with 4:24 left in the pe­riod.

San An­to­nio out­worked Toronto dur­ing the run, in­clud­ing two of­fen­sive re­bounds on the same play that led to a dou­bledigit lead.

Parker missed a floater and Leonard fol­lowed his own 3-point miss with a one-handed dunk to give San An­to­nio a 63-53 lead with 2:38 left in the third quar­ter.

The Spurs had 34 points in the paint com­pared with 18 for Toronto.

The Rap­tors kept the game close early de­spite some poor shoot­ing.

San An­to­nio shot 58 per­cent in the first quar­ter com­pared with 38 per­cent for Toronto, but the Rap­tors trailed only 20-18 by tak­ing nine more field goal at­tempts.

Ter­rence Ross’ 19-foot 28 points and Spencer Hawes had 20, sea­son­highs for both, and Philadel­phia snapped a sixgame road los­ing streak.

Wright, who was start­ing his fifth game of the sea­son, was in­serted into the lineup for Ja­son Richard­son, who sat out with a low back strain. Wright was 8 of 11 from the field, part of the Six­ers shoot­ing 52 per­cent from the field, in­clud­ing 9 of 16 out­side the arc. Wright hit 5 of 8 from long range.

Warriors 94, Jazz 83: Stephen Curry scored 23 points, David Lee added 18 and vis­it­ing Golden State beat Utah.

Curry set the tone by scor­ing the Warriors’ first 11 points. He hit two 3point­ers and made three free throws af­ter be­ing fouled on an­other shot be­yond the arc — all in less than a minute.

Hawks 126, Pis­tons 119 (2 OT): Josh Smith scored 31 points, Al Hor­ford added 22 for host At­lanta. which blew a 22point fourth-quar­ter lead.

Detroit’s Will Bynum fin­ished with 31 points, one less than his ca­reer high, and as­sisted on the last two bas­kets of reg­u­la­tion, when the Pis­tons went ahead 101-100.

Hor­nets 97, Magic 94: Robin Lopez had a sea­son-high 29 points and Greivis Vasquez scored 27 as New Or­leans snapped an 11-game los­ing streak.

Cava­liers 87, Wizards 84: Tris­tan Thompson’s three-point play with 24.4 sec­onds re­main­ing gave vis­it­ing Cleve­land its first two-game win­ning streak of the sea­son.

Bucks 108, Nets 93: Bran­don Jen­nings scored 25 points, Monta El­lis added 20 points and a sea­son-high six steals, and host Mil­wau­kee beat short-handed Brook­lyn for the 13th straight time.

Bulls-Pac­ers post­poned: The game be­tween the In­di­ana Pac­ers and Chicago Bulls was post­poned by a snow­storm that hit Indianapolis. No date has been set for reschedul­ing the game.

Spurs guard Tony Parker drives against Rap­tors for­ward Ed Davis dur­ing first-half play. Parker had 13 points as San An­to­nio won its third straight and ended Toronto’s five-game win­ning streak.

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