Duncan, Spurs send Magic to 10th straight loss
Tim Duncan had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs sent the Orlando Magic to their 10th straight loss, 110-103 Wednesday night.
Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and Tony Parker had 15 as the Spurs beat Orlando for the seventh time in a row.
Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and 12 rebounds for Orlando and Tobias Harris added 23 points and 10 rebounds. All five Magic starters scored in double figures, but their bench was outscored 41-17.
The Magic led in the final three minutes of the third quarter and were within 105-103 with 38.9 seconds remaining. Parker's third 3-pointer of the game kept the Spurs ahead.
Marco Belinelli's had 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in his return from an 18-game absence due to a strained right groin. His first points came on consecutive 3-pointers in the final 1:11 of the third quarter that enabled San Antonio to take a 78-74 lead entering the final period.
Orlando jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter, using its energy and quickness to run down long rebounds and beat San Antonio to defensive positioning. The Magic had two dunks, a pair of layups and two three-point plays in taking a 20-10 lead midway through the quarter.
San Antonio went nearly 3 1/2 minutes between baskets in the first period. Duncan's dunk ended the drought.
Magic: Orlando F Aaron Gordon was a late scratch after experiencing pain in his left foot during the morning shootaround. Coach Jacque Vaughn said he was unsure if the pain was related to Gordon's fractured fifth metatarsal, which needed surgery on Nov. 21 and cost him 31 games. ... The Magic are 2-15 in 2015. ... Orlando's last victory in San Antonio came Jan. 11, 2009.
Spurs: Belinelli's return marked the first time all season that San Antonio's entire roster has been active. The Spurs have missed 114 total games due to injury as well as seven games for rest.