SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan returned to San Antonio's lineup
Wednesday night. Not that the Spurs really needed him.
San Antonio opened the game with a 14-3 run, built a 21-point
lead late in the first quarter and coasted to a 108-90 win over the
Los Angeles Clippers.
Duncan, who was activated Wednesday after missing six games, had
little to do with the outcome. He scored nine points on 4-for-10
shooting and had a season-low two rebounds in 15 minutes.
"It felt good to get up and down the court," Duncan said.
"It's a process right now. It's going to take a while, my minutes
are going to increase ... As I feel better, I'll let myself back in
Los Angeles played its second straight game without Quentin
Richardson, who is out with a sprained back. Richardson is
averaging 17.3 points and 6.2 rebounds.
The Spurs scored a season-high 69 points in the first half,
one more than they had Nov. 21 against Atlanta. ... San Antonio,
averaging 15 turnovers a game, had only one in the first half and
finished with seven. ... The Clippers are 3-16 on the road versus
Western Conference opponents.