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SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs have learned to play with poised desperation when Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are all sitting out.The Phoenix Suns are still learning to keep their poise, period.Danny Green had 20 points and San Antonio fought through the second half without their Big Three, rallying to beat the Suns 100-95 on Friday night.The seventh-place Spurs moved a game ahead of the eighth-place Suns in the Western Conference.The Spurs scored a season-high 41 points in the final quarter after blowing a 14-point lead.Its tough after playing so well in the first half, Duncan said. And then we give it up in that third quarter and you get the feeling, Here we go again. Weve had some really tough ones, some really close ones, where one or two possessions changes the entire game. Good to grab this one tonight and trying to get our ship back on the right path.The loss was as much about the Suns collapse as the Spurs rally.Phoenix, which entered the game shooting 37 per cent on 3-pointers, was 7 for 26 from long range.Coupled with a pair of late technical fouls, the loss aggravated Suns coach Jeff Hornacek.You saw the times that we drove it in there, you get a shorter shot or you get fouled, Hornaceck said. But they want to live by the jumper or die by the jumper, I guess. These guys think they can make every shot, but if you dont, you lose.While the Suns were struggling, the Spurs took flight in the fourth quarter thanks to Parkers backups.Patty Mills had 15 points, including two 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, and Cory Joseph scored nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter to help San Antonio snap Phoenixs four-game winning streak.P.J. Tucker and Eric Bledsoe had 19 points each and Goran Dragic added 17 points for the Suns. They have lost five straight in San Antonio.Duncan had 12 points and seven rebounds, but played less than a minute in the fourth quarter as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich chose to rest Duncan and Tony Parker. Parker left at the 4:24 mark of the third quarter with seven points in 21 minutes. Manu Ginobili sat out the second half because of back spasms.Parker and Duncan sat on the bench and watched uncomfortably as San Antonio appeared headed for another tough loss at home.Three days after blowing an 18-point lead to Detroit, the Spurs were again in danger of falling after gaining a sizable advantage.Definitely a good win for us, Joseph said. To pull it through at the end was big for us. We executed, we played good defence, and it got us over the hump.After Tiago Splitter scored the opening basket of the second half, Phoenix went on a 12-0 run for its first lead and a 55-51 advantage. The Spurs had two turnovers and missed five shots during the drought. Following San Antonios 13th turnover, Gerald Green slammed home an alley-oop pass from Isaiah Thomas for a 69-59 lead with 2 minutes left in the third quarter.But Tucker and Markieff Morris picked up consecutive technical fouls after arguing with officials with 1:57 left and the Spurs leading 85-82.It wasnt the reason we lost the game, Tucker said. Definitely wasnt the reason we lost the game. It was a bad technical and I apologize for the technical ... but the tech didnt lose the game.Mills sank both free throws and later added the two 3-pointers to keep San Antonio from another heartbreaking loss.In the fourth quarter, when the game is close, we cannot allow us to get two technicals and put in two points. Tough game for us.It was Tuckers fifth technical of the season and Morris ninth, which is tied for the most in the league with Oklahoma Citys Russell Westbrook.Were tired, Hornacek said. The coaches have talked about that all year were just going to take them out when they get technical fouls.TIP-INSSuns: Phoenix acquired forward Brandan Wright from Boston on Friday. Wright was traded to the Celtics by the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 18 as part of the deal that brought Rajon Rondo to the Mavericks. ... C Alex Len was averaging 2.8 blocks in his previous 13 games since being inserted into the starting lineup on Dec. 15. ... The Suns are averaging 113.4 points in their previous 12 games. ... Phoenix has five players averaging at least 14 points. ... Phoenixs last victory in San Antonio was Jan. 11, 2009.Spurs: Ginobili left with 6:45 remaining in the first half. Ginobili, who did not return to the bench, had four points and three assists in 10:19. ... Mills landed in the third row on a failed attempt to save a long rebound midway through the second quarter. Mills leapt, clearing the heads of fans in the first two rows before landing in the lap of a male spectator. ... Duncan tied former Mavericks and Lakers forward Sam Perkins for 17th in career games played at 1,286. He will tie former Spurs antagonist Derek Fisher for 16th in his next outing.UP NEXTSuns: At Memphis on Sunday night.Spurs: At Minnesota on Saturday night.
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. -- The Windsor Spitfires were left with just one goaltender Tuesday after having their starter walk out on them midway through Game 3 of their Ontario Hockey League playoff matchup with the London Knights.BARCELONA, Spain - Mercedes rivals hope a busy three weeks of tinkering on their slower cars and the move to European tracks will be enough to at least threaten Lewis Hamiltons and Nico Rosbergs stranglehold on Formula One. The Mercedes pair head into Sundays Spanish Grand Prix after sweeping the first four races in impressive style, with the most compelling driving coming between the teammates while the pack puttered away in the distance. The switch to V6 turbo hybrid engines has dislodged Red Bull as F1s dominant team after four seasons, and Mercedes was also dealing far better than the rest with the new powertrain and other rule changes. Hamilton has led a Mercedes one-two finish with Rosberg in the last three races after the German won the season opener. The silver-and-teal duo have also taken all four pole positions, and set the fastest lap at each grand prix. "We are now four races into the 2014 season and hold a strong position in both championships," Mercedes team executive director Toto Wolff said. "However, the first European round of the year always provides a prime opportunity for teams to arrive with improvements to their cars. Of course, we are no different to any other team in that respect and our aim must be to increase the advantage we enjoyed at the last race in China." Neither Hamilton nor Rosberg has yet to win at the Circuit de Catalunya, although they did take the top two positions in qualifying here last year. Rosberg, who has a four-point lead over Hamilton in the championship, said that after years of racing and preseason tests at Barcelona "there is probably no other track in the world" that he knows better. "I also have some good memories of race weekends in Barcelona," Rosberg said. "Last year (...) I started from pole position so Im looking forward to going back there again, and maybe repeating that particular feat. Each team will have been pushing hard during the break to find some extra performance from new parts. So it will certainly be an interesting weekend.dddddddddddd." Red Bull will be counting on making strides after a dismal start to Sebastian Vettels title defence. Vettel has yet to finish better than third place, and has twice been ordered by his team to let new teammate Daniel Ricciardo pass him for higher finishes in the last two races. Vettel said a lot would depend on doing well in Saturdays qualifying because the track design offers few chances to challenge front-runners. The Montmelo circuit features one long straightaway before the first corner, which is considered the best for overtaking. It is also known to be tough on tires. Paul Hembery, the director of tire provider Pirelli, said that despite the tracks abrasive surface and high temperatures they expected teams to need only three pit stops instead of four as they have made in the past. Ferraris Fernando Alonso proved last season that wise tire management and smooth pit stops can be enough to compensate for a lack of overall speed. Alonso enters the race in a distant third place, with 41 points to Rosbergs 79 and Hamiltons 75, but after managing to finally reach the podium at Shanghai in Ferraris first race under new team principal Marco Mattiacci. The two-time former world champion has a strong record in front of his home fans, with wins here both last year and in 2006 to give him seven career podium finishes at the Spanish GP. His victory one year ago was Ferraris last as a team. With Alonso and teammate Kimi Raikkonen far behind the pacesetters, the Italian team will need a near perfect weekend to break its poor run. "With Fernando weve seen an extraordinary level of performance, scavenging every possible point at every possible opportunity," Ferrari technical director James Allison said. "We are learning how to get performance out of this new set of regulations, and hopefully to make this car more competitive. The key to a successful season is to keep improving your car at every race."