Dec 23, 2010 1:32 AM by Lee Douglas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Manu Ginobili and Gary Neal scored 22 points apiece, and the San Antonio Spurs won their 10th in a row, 109-103 over the Denver Nuggets, who were without All-Star Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday night because of death in his family.
The Spurs reached their second double-digit winning streak already this season and improved their NBA-best record to 25-3. It ranks among the 11 best starts to a season in NBA history.
Ty Lawson and J.R. Smith led the Nuggets with 22 points apiece, and Kenyon Martin played 17 minutes in his season debut after missing the first 26 games while recovering from knee surgery.
The Nuggets don't know when Anthony will return. Their next game is Christmas Day at Oklahoma City.
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