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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Spurs Roll Over Nets, On Streak

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey -- The San Antonio Spurs overcame fatigue and a cold-shooting fourth quarter to win their 14th game in a row -- one short of the franchise record -- with a 95-88 victory over the New Jersey Nets.


The Spurs shot just 4-for-17 in the fourth quarter and 37 percent overall Monday night, but stayed ahead with a pair of 3-pointers by Sean Elliott and by out-rebounding the top rebounding team in the National Basketball Association.


Elliott had 35 points, one short of his season-high, and David Robinson had 11 offensive rebounds and a total of 17 rebounds to go with his 19 points. San Antonio out-rebounded the Nets 52-43, including 22-12 on the offensive glass, in winning its 50th game of the season.


The Spurs, who finished a four-game road trip and won their seventh in a row away from home, will go for their 15th victory in a row Wednesday night at the Alamodome against New York. The club record of 15 straight victories was set March 14-April 9 last season.


Jazz 103, Mavericks 86. In Salt Lake City, Karl Malone scored 29 points, surpassing the 23,000 plateau for his career, and the Utah Jazz sent Dallas to its 11th straight loss.


Scott Brooks led Dallas with 16 points, but 13 of those came in the fourth quarter when the Jazz led by no less than 11 points. Jason Kidd added 13 points.


Jeff Hornacek scored 17 points and Utah won its fourth straight and 17th straight home game to remain within two games of San Antonio.


Utah scored the first 11 points of the game and built a 17-4 lead.


Trail Blazers 94, 76ers 71. In Portland, Arvydas Sabonis had 18 points and 15 rebounds in less than three quarters as the Portland Trail Blazers sent Philadelphia to its eighth straight loss.


Sabonis made his first seven shots and was 8-for-9 from the field as Portland dominated the middle from the start. Backup center Chris Dudley had 10 points and nine rebounds. Clifford Robinson added 17 points for Portland.