Parker, Spurs rout Wolves

Minneapolis, MN ( – Tony Parker had 28 points and five
assists as the San Antonio Spurs routed the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-92 on
Friday night.

Danny Green knocked down four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points, while
Kawhi Leonard added 14 for the Spurs, who have won six of their last seven

“Our mindset was to be focused from the get-go and make sure we can rest the
guys in the second half,” Parker said.

Anthony Bennett supplied 20 points off the bench for Minnesota, which has
dropped six of its last seven contests.

“They’re perimeters are good, Parker had it going,” Wolves coach Flip Saunders

The Wolves were without guard Kevin Martin, who will be out for an extended
period of time after he broke his wrist during Wednesday’s win over the New
York Knicks.

The Spurs led 29-26 following a quarter of play, but began to pull away in the
second quarter.

After Chase Budinger’s 3-pointer pulled the Wolves within 41-37, San Antonio
embarked on a 13-0 run to seize control.

Green hit consecutive triples to begin the surge and Parker nailed one to cap
it and stake the Spurs to a healthy 54-37 cushion late in the opening half.

Minnesota whittled the deficit to 59-48 heading into the break, but the Spurs
put the game away in the third.

Leonard put in the final five points during a 9-0 spurt as San Antonio opened
up a 72-50 advantage just prior to the midway point of the third.

San Antonio, which outscored the Wolves 32-14 in the third, took a 91-62
spread into the final frame, where it led by as many as 34 en route to the
easy victory.

Game Notes

San Antonio held a 54-30 points in the paint advantage … The Spurs shot 54.8
percent (46-of-84) from the field, while Minnesota finished at 41.1 percent
(37-of-90) from the floor.