The Spurs got back on track with a good team effort and solid defense, which has been huge for San Antonio this season. Tim Duncan came off the bench and contributed 12 points, with Andrei Kirilenko back to form with 11 points on a trio of 3s.
The Suns contested the lead, however, with Eric Bledsoe frenetically fetching 24 points on 8-19 shooting. New arrival Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Manu Ginobili sealed a narrow victory at the charity stripe, making 9 of 11 freebies in the game. Danny Green and Ray Allen combined for 16 points, Boris Diaw had 9, Tyrus Thomas had 6 as did Tiago Splitter. Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker combined for 27 points.