The San Antonio Spurs’ annual Death March through the NBA continued Tuesday night in Detroit.

Tony Parker scored a season-high 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and thirteen rebounds in the Spurs’ ninth straight win, a 109-99 victory over the Pistons.

Detroit could not complete its second half rally after being outscored 57-41 through the second and third quarters.

Per the AP:

“We had a really poor start, but I thought we got better as the game went along,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “I thought the competitiveness was great, considering it was a back-to-back and we got to bed about 4 a.m.”

 

Tony Parker scored a season-high 31 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points and 13 rebounds in the Spurs’ ninth straight win. Manu Ginobili added 15 points while Tim Duncan put up 14 points and nine rebounds. […] “This is a big win, because Detroit is playing very well,” Parker said. “We knew it was going to be tough, because we were on a back-to-back and they had two days off. Luckily, we won pretty easy last night, so we were still fresh.”

 

For Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, none of this was anything new. […] “Parker and Ginobili really hurt us,” he said, before a wry smile. “Geez, how many years have I been saying that?”