The AP reports: The Spurs withstood a late Clippers rally before they racked up their fifth straight win with a 97-88 victory… Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 26 points and 12 rebounds to close out the last of six back-to-backs the team played this month… Corey Maggette scored 22 points for Los Angeles, which has lost nine in a row and is out of playoff contention. Al Thornton added 21 points and nine rebounds and Chris Kaman, back after a nine-game absence with a sore lower back, scored 16… Michael Finley added 16 points for the Spurs, and Manu Ginobili scored 13.