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"I think it was a little bit of (a physical and mental rest)," Parker said. "Pop, I trust his judgment. I didn't want to admit it to myself. But maybe I was tired mentally. It's a lot of basketball the last three years with no break; the (French) national team and NBA. It definitely helped, I felt fresh."

Tim Duncan scored 17 points and Kawhi Leonard added 16 for the Spurs who notched their third straight win on Sunday.  They currently sit at 43-16 on the season which is the second best record in the Western Conference and three games ahead of the Houston Rockets in the division.