CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Tony Parker and Tim Duncan were double trouble for the Chicago Bulls.
Parker tied a career high with 32 points and handed out 10 assists and Duncan added 28 points and 15 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Bulls for the seventh time in the last eight meetings, 109-95.
Duncan and Parker each made a basket to stake the Spurs a 4-0 lead and they cruised thereafter. San Antonio led by 14 points after one quarter, 10 at halftime and 18 points heading to the final period, improving to just 6-8 on the road.
"I thought Tony kind of led the way for us," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Defensively and offensively, he was very aggressive out there. Everyone seemed to react to that."
"Tony played a great game for us," added Duncan, who recorded his 22nd double-double. "He was aggressive and was pushing the ball. You can see it each night now that he is improving his consistency and improving his shot."
Jalen Rose scored 24 points and rookie Jay Williams chipped in 23 for the Bulls, who lost for the fourth time in five games and fell to 0-2 on a six-game homestand.
"We weren't helping each other," Williams said. "Tony Parker was killing me. It was my job to stop him, and I didn't. It was frustrating. It was a long night."
The Bulls had a similar performance against Minnesota on Friday, falling behind by 10 points after the first quarter and never catching up in a 113-100 setback.
"It was basically the same thing pretty much happened yesterday," Bulls coach Bill Cartwright said. "It is too bad we cannot start a game the way we finish a game."
After Rose cut Chicago's deficit to 58-50 in the opening minute of the third quarter, Stephen Jackson countered with a 3-pointer to start a 15-0 run. Jackson made two more 3-pointers during the burst and finished with 16 points.
"Our third quarter was the key," Duncan said. "We went up early in the game and they did a good job in the second quarter getting back in it. We knew that they had beaten teams like New Jersey and Milwaukke here, so we knew what they could do. They're a young team and that's the kind that you can't let stick around."
The Bulls got no closer than than eight points thereafter.
"We dug ourselves a big hole and a great team like that is not going to let you out of it," said Chicago forward Marcus Fizer, who had 11 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.
The Spurs made 35-of-70 shots, including a season-best 11-of-16 from the arc. San Antonio also sank 28 free throws to Chicago's 14.
"You cannot get down to a good team like this and give up 34 points in the first quarter and expect to win," Cartwright said. "Our margin of error is not that great. ... We just cannot start games that way."