SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- It could just be a coincidence: Tim Duncan didn't take any foul shots, and for the first time in a month Tuesday night the Spurs outshot an opponent at the free throw line.
Duncan, who missed 14 straight at the line in two games last week, had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists while anchoring a defense that held the Wizards to 33 percent shooting in San Antonio's 94-72 win.
The victory was the Spurs' 15th in the past 16 games, while Washington lost for the 13th time in its last 16.
Perhaps wary of jinxing themselves, none of the Spurs wanted to talk much about their 12-for-15 shooting on free throws.
"We've struggled from the free throw line lately," said center Rasho Nesterovic, who made his only attempt.
That's a bit of an understatement. Over the previous five games, San Antonio had made only 77 of 138 free throws (55.8 percent).
San Antonio's percentage was its best since early November, and for the first time since Dec. 6 in Miami, 13 games ago, the Spurs were the better team at the line.
The Wizards were 17-of-31 (54.8 percent).
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says his team, with seven new players this season, is clicking now as a unit at both ends.
"We're much further along than I thought," he said. "On defense we rebounded and they shared the ball on offense. ... They're starting to get the flow."
Washington coach Eddie Jordan said his team has hung in with some of the league's best, "but this feels like maybe only the second game this year we were outcoached, outmanned and outplayed."
Added Wizard forward Kwame Brown, "They are the best team in this league ... When a team shoots 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line, they are more than likely going to win."
Tony Parker added 16 points for San Antonio, including a third-quarter dunk.
"Just make sure you rewind (the videotape) again and again because it's not going to happen often," the 6-foot-2 Parker said of his jam that barely cleared the front of the rim.
Gilbert Arenas, with 17 points, was the only member of the Wizards to reach double-digits, but he shot 6-for-19 from the floor.
The Wizards turned the ball over on three of their first four possessions, and didn't score their first basket until Christian Laettner hit a short jumper nearly four minutes into the game.
San Antonio used a 17-5 run in the second quarter to get its advantage to 39-24. Mercer scored eight points in the period on 4-for-6 shooting as the Spurs ended the half ahead 48-30.
Washington made only five of its 22 shots (22.7 percent) in the second quarter while the Spurs went 12-for-20 from the floor.
Game Notes: San Antonio has held opponents under 80 points 17 times this season, twice more than it did all last season. ... The Spurs recorded 11 blocked shots, five by Nesterovic. ... The Wizards have lost six straight road games. ... Arenas has shot 21-for-64 (32.8 percent) in four games since returning from the injured list. ... Duncan scored his 11,000th career point in the third quarter.