SAN ANTONIO Darius Washington scored 18 points, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Golden State Warriors 116-111 in an exhibition game Thursday night despite sitting most of their starters.
Manu Ginobili had 16 points and Francisco Elson added 15 for the Spurs.
Baron Davis, Marco Belinelli, Al Harrington and Kelenna Azubuike all had 17 points for the Warriors. Harrington also grabbed 14 rebounds.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Bruce Bowen were among the Spurs who didn't dress. Also sitting it out was Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who was at the AT&T Center but didn't run the show. Instead, Mike Budenholzer, his new top assistant since P.J. Carlesimo's departure for the Seattle SuperSonics, stepped in for the night.
On Golden State's side, Davis and Stephen Jackson played, but put in relatively limited minutes. Both sat out the second quarter. Monta Ellis (neck sprain) and Andris Biedrins (sprained big toe) also were out for the Warriors.Hawks 104, Bobcats 98: At Charlotte, N.C., rookie Al Horford had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Atlanta's exhibition victory over Charlotte. Horford was the third overall pick in the draft after helping Florida win consecutive NCAA titles. Josh Childress added 19 points for Atlanta, Josh Smith had 17, Marvin Williams 12 and Anthony Johnson and rookie Acie Law 10 each. Gerald Wallace had 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats.
NETS 110, KNICKS 94: At East Rutherford, N.J., Richard Jefferson scored 25 points and Vince Carter added 22 to lead New Jersey over New York. It was the first home game of the preseason for the Nets in the newly named Izod Center, formerly known as the Continental Airlines Arena. Reserve Malik Allen, signed as a free agent in the offseason, also scored 11 points. Eddy Curry scored 23 points for the Knicks (2-2) and Jamal Crawford had 22.
HOUSTON 104, MAVERICKS 90: At Houston, Yao Ming scored 19 points in 20 minutes as Houston beat undermanned Dallas. Mike James had 17 points and Shane Battier added 14 for Houston, which used mostly reserves in the second half. Tracy McGrady played 10 minutes, all in the first quarter, and scored eight.
LAKERS 126, SUPERSONICS 96: At Bakersfield, Calif., Kobe Bryant returned to the lineup and scored 20 points, 16 in the third quarter, to lead Los Angeles tovictory over Seattle. Bryant sat out the second and fourth quarters, but scored 12 straight for the Lakers in the third. The Sonics had cut the Lakers' lead to five before Bryant's run.
SUNS 118, CLIPPERS 97: At Los Angeles, Grant Hill scored 13 of his 21 points during a 30-6 run over the final 7:47 of the first half, propelling Phoenix to an exhibition rout of the Clippers. Leandro Barbosa had 19 points, Shawn Marion added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Steve Nash had nine points and 11 assists for the Suns, who again played without two-time All-Star center Amare Stoudemire following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Oct. 2. Corey Maggette had 16 points for the Clippers, who were without Cuttino Mobley because of a strained left calf that has sidelined him for all four preseason games.
MAGIC 116, CHINA ALL-STARS 92: At Macau, former Jazzman Carlos Arroyo scored 25 points to lead Orlando past the China all-Stars in an exhibition game Thursday at the casino city of Macau. Magic center Dwight Howard scored 12 points in 13 minutes. He said the team was tired after traveling by bus and plane to Macau from Shanghai, where the Magic beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in an exhibition game Wednesday night.