|Atlanta Hawks’ Shelvin Mack (right) shoots as San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (center) defends in San Antonio on Monday.|
SAN ANTONIO (AP) ― Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court. Boris Diaw had 16 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 11.
Atlanta had all five starters score in double figures. Jeff Teague had 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and DeMarre Carroll finished with 17.
The Hawks trailed 98-94 when Paul Millsap made a 3-pointer over Diaw with 17.5 seconds remaining. Manu Ginobili then made a pair of free throws for the Spurs, but Teague drained a 3 over Kawhi Leonard to tie it at 100 with 4.7 seconds left.
Curling off a pick, Duncan drained a jumper near the free-throw line to put San Antonio ahead to stay. Millsap’s desperation jumper hit the side of the backboard.
Tony Parker added 15 points for the Spurs. Marco Belinelli had 13 and Ginobili finished with 10.
There were 20 lead changes and 17 ties in a game with almost identical schemes. Atlanta is coached by former longtime San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer.
The Spurs returned to their ball-sharing ways after they struggled on offense in a loss to Houston.
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