'Disappointed' Spurs shrug off fine, beat Memphis

'Disappointed' Spurs shrug off fine, beat Memphis
December 1, 2012, 11:21 pm
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SAN ANTONIO, TX - DECEMBER 1: Head Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs on December 1, 2012 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.


SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs shook off a ``disappointing'' $250,000 fine by the NBA to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-95 in overtime Saturday night.

Coach Gregg Popovich said before the win he doesn't know if the Spurs will appeal the NBA's stiff penalty for sending Duncan, Parker and two others home to rest Thursday instead of them suiting up against the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game.

Popovich said he was disappointed by Commissioner David Stern's decision. He also didn't rule out sitting out players again in the future.

Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points.

The unprecedented fine announced Friday overshadowed the first meeting this season between two of the West's winningest teams.