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Spurs win as Duncan nets 19

Tim Duncan, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, scored 19 points on 9-for-13 shooting as the San Antonio Spurs opened the exhibition season with a 99-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

David Robinson, returning after missing almost all of last season with injuries, added 17 points for San Antonio.Duncan showed the kind of versatility that made him the consensus national collegiate player of the year last season at Wake Forest. He was 5-for-5 from the field in the first half, starting with a pair of outside jumpers followed by a nice dish to Will Perdue for a dunk in the first quarter. Duncan also drove to the basket for the second of back-to-back dunks in the third period as the Spurs built a 15-point lead.

Tracy Murray had 15 points and Rod Strickland 14 points to lead the Wizards, who were without injured regulars Juwan Howard, Gheorge Mursean and Tim Legler. Howard will miss at least two weeks after spraining an ankle during a scrimmage Thursday, while Mursean is out indefinitely with foot and ankle ailments. Legler is day-to-day with a strained right hamstring.

Duncan put in an offensive rebound to give the Spurs their biggest lead at 71-56 with 3:15 to go in the third. The Wizards closed the lead to one at 77-76 as the reserves took over in the fourth, but San Antonio guard Cory Alexander made two 3-pointers and a 15-footer to put the game away.

Pacers 104, Raptors 100

At Fort Wayne, Ind., the Indiana Pacers made Larry Bird sweat out his first victory as a coach.

Indiana blew a 20-point lead before Chris Mullin and Fred Hoiberg took over, combining for 30 points in the second half as the Pacers beat Toronto in Larry Bird's home-state coaching debut.

Mullin scored seven points in a decisive third-quarter spurt and Hoiberg added back-to-back treys in the fourth quarter to seal the game. Hoiberg was the Pacers' leading scorer with 21 points. Marcus Camby led Toronto with 21.

Bulls 101, SuperSonics 92

At Lawrence, Kan., Michael Jordan scored 23 points as Chicago beat Seattle SuperSonics in the first NBA exhibition game in Allen Field House since 1988.

Jordan hit 10 of 19 shots and had six rebounds in about 27 minutes as hundreds of flashbulbs from the stands recorded every move.

Vin Baker scored 16 to lead Seattle, which beat the Bulls on Friday night in Chicago.

Jordan closed out the first half with three baskets in the last two minutes as the Bulls took a 54-50 halftime lead.

Clippers 98, Grizzlies 94

At Anaheim, Calif., rookie Keith Closs scored nine of his 11 points in the fourth quarter, grabbed 13 rebounds and made a critical block in Los Angeles' victory over Van-couver.

Shareef Abdur-Rahim scored 24 of his 32 points in the first half for the Grizzlies.

Rockets 104, Mavericks 103

At Dallas, Emanual Davis hit a 3-pointer from the left corner with 0.2 seconds left to lift Houston over Dallas.

Dennis Scott's two free throws with 40.2 seconds remaining had given Dallas a 102-101 lead. Scott had 22 points in his Dallas debut.

Atlanta 100, Boston 91

At Huntsville, Ala., Steve Smith scored 18 points and Dikembe Mutombo had 15 points and 14 rounds in Atlanta's victory over Boston, the Hawks' second decision over the Celtics in two nights.

Chucky Brown also had 15 points and Tyrone Corbin added 13 for the Hawks, who beat the Celtics 113-89 on Friday night at State College, Pa.

Pistons 89, Magic 77

At Grand Rapids, Mich., Brian Williams scored 16 points and Aaron McKie had 15 as Detroit beat Orlando.

Grant Long added 14 points and Grant Hill had 12 points and seven assists in 20 minutes for the Pistons.