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Saturday, October 6, 2012
Spurs beat Italy's Siena 106-77 in preseason game

Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- ">Manu Ginobili and ">Gary Neal scored 11 points apiece and the ">San Antonio Spurs beat Italy's Montepaschi Siena 106-77 in their preseason opener Saturday night.

">Tim Duncan and ">Tony Parker added nine points each. They started along with ">Boris Diaw, ">Kawhi Leonard and ">Danny Green, the same starting lineup the Spurs used down the stretch last season.

">Bobby Brown scored 20 points for Siena.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich spread out minutes on a roster that is almost identical to the one that collapsed during the Western Conference finals following a 20-game winning streak.

Among the newcomers trying to make the cut is center Eddy Curry. He didn't get off the bench until the fourth quarter and scored seven points.