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                === Balanced attack helps Spurs top Nuggets ===
 San  Antonio, TX  (Sports Network) - Tim Duncan posted a double-double with 23
 points  and  14 rebounds,  as all  five San Antonio  starters scored in double
 figures  in the  Spurs' 100-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at
 AT&T Center.
 Danny  Green  drained six 3-pointers en  route to 20 points, while Tony Parker
 registered  a  double-double with 18 points  and 11 assists for the Spurs, who
 have won six straight at home and five of their last six overall.
 "It's  huge because we  have a lot of tough games (coming up)," Parker said of
 the win. "We need to take care of home court advantage."
 Kawhi  Leonard and Tiago Splitter added 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the
 JaVale  McGee led  the Nuggets  with  21 points  and 11  boards, while  Wilson
 Chandler chipped in 15 points for Denver, which has lost back-to-back games on
 the heels of a 15-game winning streak.
 Andre Miller finished with 14 points and eight assists, but missed a potential
 game-winning shot as time expired.
 San  Antonio  held an  83-75 lead after  three frames, but  the Spurs went the
 first  six-plus minutes  of  the fourth  without a  field  goal, allowing  the
 Nuggets to grab an 89-88 lead on Miller's jumper just over four minutes in.
 Duncan's  layup with 5:45 to play gave the Spurs their first field goal of the
 frame  and the  veteran big man followed  with a turnaround jumper just over a
 minute later to give the Spurs a 94-89 advantage.
 Denver  answered  with a 6-3  swing to pull within  two with under two minutes
 left, but Manu Ginobili drained a clutch 3-pointer at the other end to make it
 100-95 with 1:26 left.
 Danilo  Gallinari  drained two free  throws on  Denver's next touch, and after
 Parker  missed a  jumper, Gallinari  drew contact  and hit  two more  from the
 charity stripe to bring the Nuggets within one with 34.2 ticks remaining.
 Duncan  got an  open look  at a  midrange jumper  on the  ensuing San  Antonio
 possession,  but his  shot was off the  mark and the Nuggets grabbed the board
 before calling a timeout with 10.2 seconds on the clock.
 On  the final  possession, Miller got the  ball on the right wing and drove to
 the  lane with time winding down, but his left-handed runner was off the mark,
 allowing the Spurs to escape with the victory.
 "I've  seen  Andre make that shot  a hundred times," Nuggets coach George Karl
 said  of Miller's  runner. "But I'm not disappointed. When Gallinari hesitated
 (before  passing to  Miller) it  took enough  time off  the clock  where Andre
 didn't have much anything to do but attack aggressively."
 Denver  shot  51.1 percent (23-for-45)  from the field  in the first half, and
 despite  going 0-for-5 from  long range, the Nuggets were able to take a 54-51
 lead into the break.
 The Spurs caught fire in the third, as they shot a scorching 62.5 percent (10-
 for-16) from the floor and outscored the Nuggets by 11 in the frame to take an
 83-75 advantage into the fourth.
                                   Game Notes
 San  Antonio  improved to  31-4 at  home this season  ... The Spurs maintained
 their  1 1/2  game lead  over Oklahoma  City atop  the Western  Conference ...
 Nuggets guard and leading scorer Ty Lawson returned from a three-game absence,
 but managed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting ... Denver fell to 17-21 on the
 03/28 00:31:24 ET