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WASHINGTON -- Tim Duncan scored a season-high 31 points Wednesday night before fouling out in the second overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Washington Wizards for an NBA-high 16th time in a row, holding on for a 125-118 victory. Yordano Ventura Jersey . Patty Mills scored 11 of his 23 points in the two overtimes for the Spurs, who havent lost to the Wizards since a 110-95 defeat on Nov. 12, 2005. The Spurs moved ahead of Miamis 15-game domination of Charlotte for the longest current team-vs.-team streak in the league. Duncan also had 11 rebounds, and Danny Green added 22 points for San Antonio, but Tony Parker left at halftime with tightness in his lower back and did not return. The Spurs, 2-0 in the early days of their nine-game rodeo road trip, were already without Manu Ginobili (tight left hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (broken left hand). John Wall scored 29 points, and Bradley Beal had 19 for the Wizards, who were trying to shatter their second longstanding barrier in a week. On Monday, they beat the Portland Trail Blazers to move above .500 for the first time since 2009. Duncan fouled out with 4:13 remaining, but Green hit a 3-pointer to give the Spurs a 122-117 lead with 1:16 to go. The Wizards went 0 for 11 from the field in the second extra period. The Spurs blew a seven-point lead in the first overtime, when Wall scored six points in the final 10.2 seconds. Wall stole an inbounds pass and made a layup with 1.4 to go to force another five minutes of basketball. The Spurs trailed by 17 in the first half. Wall got off to a strong start, shooting 6 for 8 for 14 points in the opening period. San Antonio committed seven turnovers in the first quarter, six in the second. A steal by Wall turned into a fast-break dunk by Beal that gave the Wizards their biggest lead, 55-38, late in the half. The score was 62-48 at the break -- the most points allowed by the Spurs in the first half this season -- but Duncan took over in the third, scoring 14 of his teams first 21 points. San Antonio played a turnover-free quarter, and Cory Josephs jumper gave the Spurs their first lead since early in the first. Garrett Temples buzzer-beater put the Wizards ahead 83-82 headed into the fourth. Duncan tied it at 99 with 1:02 remaining, the final points of regulation. NOTES: As a student of Russian culture, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offered some thoughts on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. "One would wonder with everything thats going on why it would be put in a dangerous spot, when you think about the Caucasus and that area and whats going on," he said. "At the time when the Olympics were won it wasnt maybe as much in the forefront in everybodys mind. Since that time a lot of things have happened, and you could almost make the case of Where is it not dangerous in the world?" ... Popovich said his wife will make him watch figure skating during the Olympics. "Very honestly when they fall I feel awful for them," he said. "Just like somebody missing two free throws at the end of a basketball game and they go home and want to jump off a building. ... I dont care what country it is, it just drives me crazy so I cant watch. I turn away like its a horror movie." Eric Hosmer Blue Jersey . They ended the first half with a 14 play drive that covered 96 yards and ended with a Danny Woodhead touchdown.  They entered the extra-long halftime with the lead in the game and a great deal of momentum. Jeremy Guthrie Jersey . The Durban-based Sharks withstood a furious second-half fightback to beat the Queensland Reds 35-20 for a fourth straight win which gave them a five-point lead atop the championship table. The Hamilton-based Chiefs scored two late tries to beat the Cape Town-based Stormers 36-20 for their third win, after the Stormers rallied from 24-6 down to 24-20 with six minutes remaining. FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan stood in front of his team for one last time and teared up. This wasnt exactly how the New York Jets pictured their season to end. But with his bold Super Bowl hopes dashed, Ryan couldnt help but get emotional. "Im Irish. What do you want?" Ryan said Monday, trying to lighten the mood. "Its hurtful and Im extremely prideful. I want to be the best. I want to win. Sometimes it comes out like that." He had what some players called a "harsh" talk, telling his guys they needed to get back to being a team and not just a group of individuals. "He was crying because he loves us," guard Matt Slauson said Monday. "He respects us, he knows what we are capable of and we didnt even come close to our goals." Thats for sure. This was the year the Jets were going to deliver the franchise its long-awaited second Lombardi Trophy. Ryan guaranteed it. And after two straight trips to the AFC championship game, who could doubt the possibility? But the Jets (8-8) never really put it together and it was a somewhat surreal setting a day after a loss at Miami ended a disappointing season as the players cleared out their lockers. "Its not fun losing," quarterback Mark Sanchez said. Added Slauson: "Were sick, were disappointed and were hurting a lot." And Ryan placed the blame squarely on himself. "I dont think I had the pulse of our team the way Ive done in the past," he said. "When I met with players as well today, I think that became clear to me." Several players were already gone when the media got to the locker room, and a few -- including the normally media-friendly Darrelle Revis and Nick Folk -- chose to not speak. Linebacker Bart Scott bristled as he was walking out and was asked about a report that he likely wouldnt be back next season. "All I know is Ive got a guaranteed contract for $4 million," he snarled. He then used an expletive at a photographer and stuck out his middle finger, adding: "Take a picture of this." That wasnt all. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, benched Sunday after arguing with teammates in the huddle, went to his locker, grabbed a box and a helmet and was then escorted out of the locker room by a public relations staff member without talking. Holmes was still the hot topic Monday after he was yanked by offensive co-ordinator Brian Schottenheimer -- a move Ryan supported, but didnt know about when it first happened -- as the Jets tried to rally in the fourth quarter. He was held without a catch for the first time in his 88-game career and sulked while standing alone on the sideline as the team lost 19-17, ending the Jets playoff chances. "I wouldnt single Santonio out like he was the sole problem," receiver Patrick Turner said. "Its a team sport and ones wrong, were all wrong." Sanchez declined to comment on what went on with Holmes, saying it was an "in-house" issue that shouldnt be discussed through the media. But reported that the two clashed at a meeting last week, and several players questioned Holmes captaincy throughout the season. The Jets wont have to worry about that next season. Ryan acknowledged that he "made a huge mistake" naming six team captains -- he previously only had game captains -- and no one will wear the captain "C" on their jersey anymore. "I think that pulls away from the team a little bit," Ryan saiid of having captains. Salvador Perez Grey Jersey. "It may work for other franchises, but it doesnt work for me." Holmes and guard Brandon Moore went back and forth earlier this season when the receiver criticized the offensive line for not protecting Sanchez or giving him enough time to throw long passes. Moore said that kind of talk could have "a fracturing effect" -- and it appears he was right. "Theres a lot of reasons we didnt have the kind of season we wanted, and chemistry can go down on that list," Moore said. He declined to discuss whether a team could accept a player who was deemed by some to have "quit" back next season. "I dont really have anything to say about 10," Moore said, referring to Holmes by his jersey number. Ryan said there are "a lot of positive things about Santonio," but acknowledged that there are also things that need to be improved and believes Holmes will return next season. Still, most players seemed to think there would be plenty of changes this off-season. They could start with offensive co-ordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who has been criticized all year for failing to develop Sanchez and run an effective and consistent offence, which finished 25th overall. Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum reiterated that they expect Schottenheimer to return next season -- unless hes hired as a head coach elsewhere. Tannenbaum, who said Schottenheimer has done "a really credible job," confirmed that New York gave Jacksonville permission to speak to the 38-year-old co-ordinator for the Jaguars head coaching vacancy. "I think the criticism specifically about Brian," Ryan said, "I believe, is unfair." Sanchez has also been the subject of lots of criticism as he didnt progress in his third year as many had hoped, but Tannenbaum said hell be the starting quarterback next season. "I think Marks work speaks for itself," Tannenbaum said. "I think its more good than bad and far from perfect. It has to be more consistent and I think if Mark was sitting right here he would be the first one to tell you." That vote of confidence came despite Sanchez throwing three interceptions against the Dolphins and doing little to cement his role as the Jets long-term answer at quarterback. He threw a career-high 26 touchdown passes, but seven of his 18 interceptions came in the last three games -- all losses. "My job is to come back a better quarterback, a better leader," said Sanchez, who was unsure if hed need further tests on his neck and right shoulder which bothered him late in the season. The Jets will also have several major decisions to make on potential free agents, including Plaxico Burress, LaDainian Tomlinson, Jim Leonhard and Sione Pouha. "My job is to build a team," Ryan said. "For whatever reason, I dont think we were as close as a football team as we were the first two years and now we are sitting on the outside looking in. Were watching other teams in playoff games that we think we should be in. And I think thats painful, beyond belief." Notes: Tannenbaum said the team will speak with offensive line coach Bill Callahan over the next few days about returning. His contract is up after this season, but Tannenbaum said "we hope to have him back." ... Slauson said hell have an MRI exam on one of his shoulders Tuesday to check out the nature of an injury that initially occurred late last season. cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys Ray Ban Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Sale Cheap Michael Kors ' ' ' 
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