Spurs 108, Suns 99: Spurs roll after flagrant foul by Suns' Brown

2013-01-27T00:00:00Z Spurs 108, Suns 99: Spurs roll after flagrant foul by Suns' BrownThe Associated Press The Associated Press
January 27, 2013 12:00 am  • 

SAN ANTONIO - Tony Parker had 31 points, and San Antonio earned its eighth consecutive win by shutting down the Suns in the final quarter for a 108-99 victory on Saturday night.

Manu Ginobili added 20 points, Tiago Splitter had 13, and Boris Diaw finished with 11 for San Antonio (36-11), which has won 16 straight at home.

The Spurs were without Tim Duncan (sore knee) and coach Gregg Popovich (illness) for a third consecutive game.

Michael Beasley had 25 points, and Jared Dudley scored 23 for the Suns (15-29), who lost for the first time since coach Lindsey Hunter took over.

Parker had 11 points and five assists as San Antonio outscored Phoenix 27-17 in the fourth, forcing six turnovers in the period. The All-Star point guard finished 13 for 17 from the field and had only three turnovers in 34 minutes.

San Antonio grabbed control after Ginobili was knocked down by Shannon Brown with 31.4 seconds left in the third, leading to a flagrant foul and an ejection.

Brown struck Ginobili violently across the side of the head as he attempted to recover defensively after getting beat off the dribble. Ginobili also was undercut by Morris almost simultaneously, leading to loud jeers by the crowd. The ejection shocked Brown, who watched mouth agape as the foul was replayed on the video screen.

The play invigorated Ginobili, who had two steals and a three to bridge the third and fourth quarters and tie the game at 84.

Today

• What: Suns at Mavericks

• When: 5:30 p.m.

• TV: FSAZ

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