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A free throw by Lopez and a basket by Williams pushed it to 85-79, but San Antonio was back within three after Bonner's 3-pointer with 34 seconds left. The Spurs got the ball back after Harris' miss, but Duncan threw away a pass and the Nets closed it out from the foul line.
This appeared to be a tough week for New Jersey to get win No. 10, with San Antonio, Phoenix and New Orleans all coming to the Izod Center. But the Spurs who showed up Monday hardly looked like the team that was coming off victories over Cleveland and Boston.
Jefferson scored 10 points in the first quarter, when the Spurs shot 54 percent and opened a 33-27 lead. It was ugly from there, as the teams combined for 29 points with neither shooting above 35 percent in the second before San Antonio took a 46-43 lead into halftime.
Hill and DeJuan Blair each scored eight in the third -- the rest of the Spurs managed only four -- and San Antonio was up four heading to the final period.
NOTES: Ginobili said he was feeling better after treatment and expects to play in the next game. ... Jefferson is third on the Nets' career scoring list. ... The Spurs signed swingman Alonzo Gee from Austin of the NBA Development League. He recently played 11 games for the Washington Wizards.
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