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76ers 83, Spurs 77

/ Source: Associated Press Sports

Eric Snow scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and Philadelphia, playing without Allen Iverson, beat San Antonio 83-77 Saturday to end the Spurs' 13-game winning streak.

       San Antonio's unbeaten streak dated to early December and was the longest in the NBA this season. The win broke a four-game road losing streak for the 76ers.

       Derrick Coleman also had 20 points for the 76ers, 12 after halftime, and grabbed 11 rebounds.

       Coleman also keyed his team's defense, which forced the Spurs to rely on outside shooting by collapsing on Tim Duncan whenever he got the ball inside.

       Duncan, who finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds, went without a basket after the break and he missed 10 of 13 free-throw attempts in the game.

       San Antonio made only nine baskets in the second half, and stayed in the game by making 19 of its final 23 free throws after Duncan missed the team's first eight tries at the line.

       A pair of foul shots by Hedo Turkoglu tied the score at 67 with 6:36 remaining, but then the Sixers reeled off 10 straight points over the next three minutes. Glenn Robinson led that burst with a layup and two free throws.

       Robinson finished with 16 points and Kenny Thomas had 12 points and 15 rebounds. Turkoglu led San Antonio with 16 points, while Bruce Bowen, Rasho Nesterovic and Tony Parker all added 10.

       The Spurs led 38-35 at the break. Philadelphia, limited to 38 percent shooting in the half, stayed close by making all but one of its 10 free throws.

       San Antonio made up for part of the poor performance at the line by hitting four of its six 3-point attempts in the half.

       The Spurs led by seven at the end of one, but the Sixers pulled closer until a pair of free throws by Coleman tied the score at 31 with 3:38 remaining in the half.

       Notes:Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (lower back strain) left the game in the first quarter. He finished with five points on 2-for-3 shooting. ... The win gives Philadelphia a sweep of the two-game season series. ... The Spurs had defeated Philadelphia 17 straight times in San Antonio going back to Jan. 6, 1986.