Friday, 22 September 2017 08:34 GMT

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San Antonio beat Bulls to stay ahead of Thunder

(MENAFN - Kora) A 24-point lead by the first break left the Spurs in prime position to make it seven straight wins and they did exactly that - using up their lead in the final quarter without the result ever really being under threat



Manu Ginobili scored 22 points in just 20 minutes on court, while Tony Parker (20 points, nine assists) and Patty Mills (10 points, three assists) also impressed for San Antonio



For the Bulls, DJ Augustin shot 24 points and Jimmy Butler produced 23 in a losing cause



The Spurs sit half a game clear in the West of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who bounced back from a last-start loss to beat the Houston Rockets 106-98



Kevin Durant's 42 points saw him surpass the 25-mark for the 29th consecutive game, while Russell Westbrook added 24 points and seven assists for the victors



James Harden was valiant for the Rockets, posting 28 points, nine assists and eight rebounds



The Golden State Warriors won their fifth match in succession, beating the Dallas Mavericks 108-85



Andrew Bogut posted a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors, who sit sixth in the West standings



Eastern Conference leaders the Indiana Pacers returned to the winners' list with a 94-83 victory over the Boston Celtics



Andrew Bynum played his first game since Boxing Day and starred with eight points and 10 rebounds in just 15 minutes on court



David West (24 points) top scored for the Pacers, while Celtics replacement Jared Sullinger (17 points, nine rebounds) impressed



The Portland Trail Blazers' slump continued, as they were felled 109-99 by the Memphis Grizzlies



The Trail Blazers slipped to their third loss in a row, leaving them fifth in the West, with the Grizzlies now just 4.5 games in arrears in seventh spot



Other results saw the Detroit Pistons topple the Sacramento Kings 99-89, and the Minnesota Timberwolves account for the Milwaukee Bucks 112-101
San Antonio beat Bulls to stay ahead of Thunder

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