CLEVELAND - Here's a new twist: The San Antonio Spurs carried Tim Duncan.
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Bruce Bowen scored 14 points, Tony Parker had 13 and the Spurs barely needed Duncan in a 90-77 win Saturday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who dropped their sixth straight.
"Everybody really stepped it up for us," Duncan said. "It was great to just sit there and watch."
Duncan spent most of the game in foul trouble, playing a season-low 21 minutes before last year's NBA MVP fouled out with 6:06 left.
But by then, the Spurs were ahead by 19 and won for the first time in three games on an Eastern road trip. Duncan, who came in averaging 20.9 points, finished with just six points and seven rebounds.
San Antonio's outside game bailed out the Spurs, who made a season-high 10 3-pointers. Bowen went 4-for-4 behind the arc and Parker made all three of his 3s.
Ricky Davis had 22 points for the Cavs, now winless since stunning the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers in Cleveland's home opener.
Juneau-Douglas High School alumnus Carlos Boozer scored 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 14 minutes of play.
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