The Sixers fought a valiant battle but fell to the Spurs 90-85 Monday night. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 24 points and 17 rebounds and had some big buckets down the stretch. Tony Parker had a decent game with 20 points and 8 assists and provided some impressive drives to the hoop. Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter combined for 26 points and 19 rebounds and were important parts of San Antonio’s fourth quarter run. Evan Turner led the Sixers with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists and looked the most impressive he has in weeks. Jrue Holiday had a quiet game with 15 points and 8 assists and turned the ball over 6 times. Spencer Hawes was solid off the bench with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The Sixers shot 44 percent from the field and were outrebounded 47-42. Philly turned the ball over 16 times which led to 15 points for the Spurs. Philadelphia had a lead late in the fourth quarter, but bad possessions led to another close loss. Hopefully with the return of Bynum in a few weeks, they can finish out games like these. The Sixers are 17-24 and will travel to Milwaukee Tuesday night for another crucial game.
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