Charles Barkley isn't easily impressed.

After his Phoenix Suns were beaten by San Antonio 105-100 Wednesday night, Barkley said he didn't consider the Spurs a contender in the West."It's a three-dog race and the Spurs aren't one of them," said Barkley, who missed 15 of 22 shots against San Antonio. "They cannot beat us in a seven-game series. We have a better team than they do. They played as good as they can tonight, and we did not play very good, and we still should have won."

San Antonio's Sean Elliott disagreed.

"You guys listen too much to Charles and what he's saying," said Elliott, who scored seven of his 19 points in the final two minutes.

"I think it's good to be in our position. We might be able to surprise some people."

The Spurs, who trail first-place Utah by 21/2 games in the Midwest Division, have won three in a row and 12 of 14 games.

David Robinson scored 34 points and Dennis Rodman grabbed 24 rebounds for the Spurs.

Pacers 113, Nets 94

At East Rutherford, Reggie Miller scored 27 points and Indiana shot 58 percent from the field.

Hornets 100, Kings 89

At Charlotte, Alonzo Mourning had 29 points and 17 rebounds for the Hornets.

Bucks 100, Bullets 92

At Milwaukee, Todd Day scored 21 points and ignited a late 7-0 run by the Bucks.

Sonics 120, Timberwolves 104

At Tacoma, Kendall Gill scored 15 of his career-high 34 points in the third quarter and Shawn Kemp had 20 points and 13 rebounds.

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Lakers 112, 76ers 100

Anthony Peeler scored 21 points and Nick Van Exel 20 as the Lakers beat Philadelphia for the 11th straight time at home.

Trail Blazers 107, Warriors 89

At Oakland, Rod Strickland scored 35 points, including 12 in the third quarter.

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