August 21, 2014
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tim Duncan had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat a winning team for the first time in a month with a 108-78 victory over the Miami Heat on Thursday night.
Manu Ginobili added 18 points for the Spurs, who have won 10 of 12. But the Heat are the only winning team among those victories, a fact not lost on Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
Before the game, Popovich said he's been "not quite as impressed" as the streak may suggest since the Spurs have only been dominant against weaker competition. Nonetheless, San Antonio won its fourth straight.
Miami, meanwhile, was dealt its most humiliating loss this season. Michael Beasley scored 26, and Dwyane Wade had 16 before watching the blowout from the bench in the fourth.
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