SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- After being smacked in the face, Tim Duncan led the San Antonio Spurs' thumping of the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers.
Duncan scored 25 points and Stephen Jackson came off the bench to add 16 of his 18 in the fourth quarter as the Spurs pulled away for a 104-78 rout of the Cavaliers.
The reigning league MVP, Duncan left the game with 3:04 to go in the first quarter after being poked in the eye by Cavaliers guard Ricky Davis.
"It was the initial hit of it that kinda scared me. The eye is fine," Duncan said.
The superstar power forward returned with 9:44 left in the opening half, scored 19 points and helped San Antonio open a 69-58 cushion after 36 minutes.
Duncan sat out the fourth quarter, but Jackson helped the Spurs outscore the Cavs, 35-20, in the period.
"Tim took a finger in the eye. He looks pretty good right now," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "The bench was terrific. I was pleased with our aggressiveness and tenacity. We took care of the ball better, we shot better than we had and we made our free throws."
Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 25 points for the Cavs, who dropped their seventh straight game.
"They went through Tim Duncan again and again," Cavaliers coach John Lucas said. "They gave him opportunity after opportunity and he played with a lot of energy."
The Spurs swept their home-and-home series with the Cavaliers and defeated them in San Antonio for the 13th straight time.
On Saturday, the Spurs dumped the Cavs at Gund Arena, 90-77. Though Duncan was in foul trouble and finished with just six points, Bruce Bowen had 14 and Tony Parker chipped in 13 in the victory.
"They just made the shots they missed in Cleveland," Ilgauskas said. "Right now, they are just a better team than us."
The Spurs are 28-3 all time in San Antonio against the Cavaliers. They have won every home meeting since a 104-95 setback on December 8, 1988, at the old HemisFair Arena - the season before center David Robinson's rookie campaign.
Duncan sank a pair of free throws and put home a layup during the final minute of the first half to open a 48-37 cushion.
The four-time All-Star then scored nine points in the third, converting a pair of free throws with just over two minutes to go in the period to make it 65-53.
The Spurs' bench did the rest, outscoring Cleveland's, 43-9.
"We just wanted to keep the intensity and finish the game out," Jackson said. "I'm starting to get the rhythm, we're still making mistakes but we're getting back into things and knock down shots."