The Washington Wizards have not fared well in San Antonio over the years, and their slump there didn't end on Sunday night. The shorthanded team fell 94-80 to the Spurs, extending their San Antonio losing streak to 11 games.
The Wizards hung around for a while, but never seriously threatened San Antonio after the Spurs broke the game open in the third quarter. Manu Ginobili scored 21 points to lead the Spurs, while Tony Parker added 20. The Spurs also mixed in some excellent defense on the hot-shooting Nick Young, holding him to 10 points on 5-19 shooting.
The Wizards got 21 points and 12 rebounds from Rashard Lewis, as well as 15 points from Kirk Hinrich, but didn't have enough options offensively with Young struggling. On the bright side, they managed to outrebound the Spurs 51-44 despite not having starting big men Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee due to a one-game suspension for an incident outside a D.C. nightclub.
John Wall made his return to the lineup after missing five games due to injury, and looked rusty. He scored just four points on 2-9 shooting in 19 minutes, and also had four turnovers. As a team, the Wizards shot just 38 percent from the field in the loss.