Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tony Parker racked up 23 points and 12 assists
to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 98-93 victory over the struggling Atlanta
Hawks at Philips Arena.
Behind Parker's efforts and a big night from Matt Bonner off the bench, the
Spurs halted a three-game road losing streak and prevailed without the
services of Tim Duncan. The veteran forward was rested for the game with San
Antonio playing for the second time in two nights.
Bonner helped offset Duncan's absence by hitting 7-of-8 shots -- including 3-
of-3 from 3-point range -- en route to a season-best 17 points. Kawhi Leonard
and Tiago Splitter added 14 points each in the Spurs' fourth straight win
Josh Smith finished with 21 points and Kyle Korver had 19 for the Hawks, who
were dealt an eighth defeat in their last 10 outings and received some
additional bad news earlier in the day.
Lou Williams, Atlanta's third-leading scorer this season at 14.1 points per
game, was diagnosed with a torn right ACL prior to the contest and will miss
the remainder of the campaign. He sustained the injury during Friday's 94-89
loss at Brooklyn.
Al Horford pulled down 15 rebounds in a losing cause for Atlanta, with Jeff
Teague compiling 16 points and eight assists.
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