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Rockets Drop To 22-27 As The Spurs Pick Up Their 40th Win

Manu Ginobili poured in 22 points and San Antonio won its 18th in a row at home, all while continuing its best start in franchise history with a 108-95 decision over the Houston Rockets.

DeJuan Blair contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs (40-7), who are two victories shy of the longest single-season home winning streak. That was set November 11, 1989 – February 6, 1990. The Spurs, though, will have to wait 3 1/2 weeks before playing again at AT&T Center. The team will now embark on their 2011 rodeo road trip, a nine-game trek over the course of 17 days and travel 8,965 miles.

Richard Jefferson totaled 18 points, one more than Tony Parker. George Hill came off the bench for 14 points, while Tim Duncan scored 12 to go with seven boards for the Spurs, winners of three in row overall and 11 of their last 12 contests.

Luis Scola had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Rockets, who nearly rallied from a 25-point deficit in their last game, at Dallas on Thursday, before losing 111-106. Houston was within five points early in the final quarter on Saturday, but faltered down the stretch.

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