Kevin Love’s monster game in vain for the Timberwolves.
Tony Parker scored a team-high 29 points on Friday to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 117-110 NBA victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The friendly confines of the Spurs’ AT&T Center arena proved more conducive than the smoky Arena Ciudad de Mexico — where the scheduled game between the teams on December 4 was cancelled after smoke from a generator malfunction engulfed the venue.
That game would have been just the second NBA regular season game in Mexico, after the Dallas Mavericks played the Houston Rockets there in 1997.
At home in San Antonio, the Spurs snapped a two-game losing streak against the Timberwolves.
They withstood a game-high 42 points from Minnesota’s Kevin Love, who also brought down 14 rebounds.
Argentina’s Manu Ginobili contributed 20 points off the bench for San Antonio, and Kawhi Leonard added a season-high 19.
Veteran Spurs star Tim Duncan added a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds.