WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Tim Duncan's 35 points and 13 rebounds were not enough to lift the San Antonio Spurs past the Washington Wizards.
Duncan's teammates did not provide enough help in the fourth quarter of a 105-103 loss to the Wizards, who beat the Spurs for the first time in eight meetings.
Duncan didn't help the cause, either, committing seven of the team's 18 turnovers.
"We played pretty sloppy, at least turnovers-wise, and on the road that's not a great combination," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Then if a team scores 105 points on us, we're not going to win."
The Spurs trailed, 73-71, entering the final period and Duncan scored their first 10 points. But no other San Antonio player scored as Washington took control.
Larry Hughes scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, including some key free throws in the fourth quarter. Hughes hit three foul shots with two minutes left to give the Wizards a 96-86 lead, their largest of the game.
"It just seemed like defensively we ddin't make the stops we normally make and it hurt us," Spurs center David Robinson said. "They played a very good game."
San Antonio responded with five straight points on a jumper from Bruce Bowen and a 3-pointer by Steve Smith. But Christian Laettner hit an open baseline jump shot with 1:08 left to give the Wizards a 98-91 lead, and Hughes added two more free throws.
"The big shot of the game was Christian Laettner when Michael (Jordan) found him on the baseline," Wizards coach Doug Collins said. "I think it skimmed the glass and went in, so we had a little good fortune on our side as well."
Tony Parker, who scored 21 points to lead the Spurs to a 92-81 victory over the Wizards on December 21, fouled out on the play that set up Hughes' three free throws. He had nine points and four assists in 27 minutes.
The game was marred by an incident with 6:15 left in the third quarter in which Duncan was hit with a technical foul. As Duncan was arguing the call, Stephen Jackson tried to intercede, but hit an official's hand and was ejected.
"He thought I was throwing elbows and he gave me a technical," Duncan said. "I was going after the ref to ask him why he called a technical on me. Jack stepped in front of me and I guess he thought that Jack touched him or bumped him or did something, and he threw Jack out."
In addition to losing Jackson to the ejection and Parker to foul trouble, San Antonio was playing without backup center Kevin Willis, who was suspended for his role in a fight at New York on Tuesday.
The teams were tied in every quarter except the second, when the Wizards outscored the Spurs, 28-26.
Robinson and Smith joined Duncan with double-doubles. Robinson had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Smith had 14 and 10.
Jordan scored 17 points for the Wizards, who shot 49 percent (35-of-72).