Spurs stomp Suns to end 6-game slide

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- George Hill scored 29 points and the San Antonio Spurs stopped the longest skid of Tim Duncan's career, beating up the Phoenix Suns 114-97 Sunday and ending a six-game
losing streak.

It was a cathartic rout for San Antonio after going winless for two weeks and dulling a once-comfortable lead atop the Western Conference. The win kept the Spurs at least 1 1/2 games ahead of the surging Los Angeles Lakers.

Aaron Brooks and Channing Frye had 14 points apiece for the Suns. The loss guaranteed Phoenix will miss the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

Matt Bonner added 16 points for San Antonio (58-19), which remains the NBA's winningest team but lost its air of dominance during the longest slide of Duncan's 14-year career.