STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Tim Duncan, the league's MVP last
season, had 18 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes Tuesday night
to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 95-82 victory over the
Philadelphia 76ers in an NBA exhibition opener.
Duncan, who sat out the game's final 17 minutes, added four
assists, four blocks and one steal.
Eric Snow led the 76ers with 18 points, while Aaron McKie added
12. Keith Van Horn, acquired in an offseason trade with New Jersey,
was 0-for-5 from the field and played just six minutes because of
tightness in his quad.
The Sixers were missing six players, including four of their
projected eight-man rotation: Allen Iverson (broken finger),
Derrick Coleman (left knee), Greg Buckner (sprained knee ligaments)
and Monty Williams (left shoulder). Iverson sat at end of the bench
and ate popcorn through much of the first quarter. Williams was
diagnosed on Tuesday with a small tear of the labrum resulting from
a collision in Saturday's practice. He'll be re-evaluated in a
The Spurs, who shot 52.8 percent from the field, led 63-49
midway through the third quarter.
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