Spurs 99, 76ers 85

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Tim Duncan had 17 points and 15 rebounds, and Brent Barry scored 23 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 99-85 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.

Robert Horry and Manu Ginobili each scored 12 points for the Spurs, who never trailed and coasted to their sixth win in eight games.

Andre Iguodala led the Sixers with 20 points and Steven Hunter had 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. The Sixers dropped to 3-14 against Western Conference teams.

There was no immediate carryover for the Sixers from their overtime win against Miami on Friday night. The Spurs opened a 10-point lead late in the first quarter, stretched it to 22 points, and seemed set to coast toward an easy win against the worst team in the East.

The Sixers gamely rallied in the third quarter, hustling, chasing loose balls and playing with more energy against a Spurs team that has a better record than every team in the East.

But Horry hit a 3 late in the fourth to end a Sixers’ spurt and seal the win.

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