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© St. Petersburg Times, published January 10, 2001


Spurs crush Magic

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San Antonio Spurs' David Robinson reaches in to try to steal the ball from Orlando Magic's Don Reid.
ORLANDO -- David Robinson had 26 points and eight rebounds, leading the San Antonio Spurs over the Magic 112-95 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory.

Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs. He also blocked a season-high five shots.

Robinson shot 9-for-14 and Duncan was 8-for-13. Orlando has lost three straight and has dropped six of seven against San Antonio.

Derek Anderson had 24 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds for San Antonio. Reserves Danny Ferry and Terry Porter had 13 points each.

The Spurs made 8 of 16 three-pointers.

San Antonio led by at least nine points for the final 21/2 quarters. Orlando got within 93-84 when Pat Garrity made consecutive three-pointers with 5:59 left, but the Spurs pulled away.

Tracy McGrady led Orlando with 25 points and 12 rebounds, but he shot 9-for-27. Garrity scored 18 of the bench, and Darrell Armstrong had 13 points.

San Antonio built its lead to 26 points early in the third quarter. Orlando cut it to 74-59 on a three-pointer by Garrity with 3:15 remaining.

San Antonio outscored Orlando 33-18 in the second quarter to take a 56-35 halftime lead. The Magic hit 6 of 22 shots in the quarter while San Antonio made 11-of-18.

SONICS 95, HAWKS 86: Ruben Patterson scored all 15 of his points in the second quarter, when visiting Seattle built a 22-point lead en route to snapping a four-game losing streak and getting back to .500.

Patrick Ewing, coming off the first scoreless game of his career in which he played at least 10 minutes, managed only six points. He still became the 13th player to reach 24,000 for his career.

76ERS 104, NETS 87: Theo Ratliff came within two blocks of a triple double and Allen Iverson scored 22 points as Philadelphia won its seventh straight overall and ninth straight on the road. The Sixers are 16-4 on the road and 10-1 against the Eastern Conference.

BUCKS 99, WIZARDS 95: Sam Cassell scored 23 points and Glenn Robinson added 19 as Milwaukee, coming off a disheartening loss at Vancouver on Sunday, snapped a two-game losing streak and won at the Bradley Center for the seventh straight time.

ROCKETS 110, RAPTORS 91: Cuttino Mobley scored 27 points and Steve Francis had 24 for visiting Houston. Francis also had 11 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Houston shot 53 percent and had five players in double digits.

ALL-STAR VOTING: With less than one week left in balloting, two of the leading Eastern Conference votegetters are out for the season with injuries. The Magic's Grant Hill, sidelined by a broken left ankle, is second at forward with 383,724 votes, and Miami's Alonzo Mourning, who has a kidney disease, leads centers with 315,200 votes.

CAVALIERS: Forward Lamond Murray will wear a protective mask after breaking his left cheekbone Monday but isn't expected to miss any playing time.

LAKERS: Rookie guard Mike Penberthy was placed on the injured list with a strained right shoulder and replaced by guard Tyronn Lue.

ROCKETS: Center Hakeem Olajuwon was placed on the injured list with swelling in his right knee. The 12-time All-Star will miss at least five games because of the swelling, caused by a cyst.

SPURS: Forward Sean Elliott is out indefinitely with a small tear in his right rotator cuff.

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