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Spurs send Miami to 15th straight loss

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Associated Press / January 25, 2008

Tim Duncan scored 30 points and added 11 rebounds, Manu Ginobili's driving layup with 36.5 seconds left was the go-ahead score, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to beat the Heat, 90-89, last night in Miami.

"I thought we might run out of gas," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "But we didn't."

It was Miami's 15th straight loss, two shy of matching the franchise futility record. And this one might have hurt the most of them all, considering the Heat were either leading or tied for 46:48 of the game's 48 minutes.

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and added nine assists for Miami, but lost the ball while driving for what could have been the winning score with three seconds left. Mark Blount, playing in place of the injured Shaquille O'Neal, added 23 points Miami.

Ginobili had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists for the Spurs, who got 12 points from Tony Parker.

Miami led by 10 in the third quarter, then trailed for only the second time after Parker made a pair of free throws with 2:23 left. But Wade curled past Duncan for a layup 12 seconds later to put Miami back on top, then stole the ball from Duncan on San Antonio's next two possessions.

It still wasn't enough, as Miami managed only 8 points over the final 8:50.

Warriors 121, Nets 119 - Monta Ellis scored a career-high 39 points, hitting four free throws in the final minute, and Golden State scored 22 consecutive points and blew a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter of its victory over visiting New Jersey.

Bucks 104, Pacers 92 - Michael Redd scored 37 points and Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 11 rebounds, leading host Milwaukee past Indiana.

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