SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- With their toughest stretch on the horizon, the San Antonio Spurs rolled to their easiest victory of the season.
Tim Duncan collected 22 points and 11 rebounds and Stephen Jackson scored 20 points as the Spurs cruised in their last home game for nearly a month, a 108-76 rout of the Detroit Pistons.
San Antonio has won nine of its last 10 games at SBC Center but will not see its home floor for quite a while. The Spurs embark on a nine-game, 20-day road trip Monday as the arena prepares to host a rodeo.
"I'm looking forward to it," Duncan said. "We have to go out there and do it and we're going to try to use it to our advantage. We need to get some rhythm pout together on the road and this is the time to do it."
"I actually like being on the road. I think it's a place where your team learns to focus even more," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "The camaraderie can really build on the road, unless you go out and lose every game, then it goes the other way."
The marathon road trip made Saturday's game an important one for the Spurs, who shot a season-high 61 percent (44-of-72) from the floor and posted their most lopsided victory of the season.
"We've had a night like they had and we also had the type of shooting performance that we have had tonight," Popovich said. "We got into a rhythm early and everyone was making plays. It was a great effort for this team."
Duncan scored 11 points in the first quarter as San Antonio jumped out to a 30-14 lead. The Spurs shot 62 percent (13-of-21) in the opening 12 minutes, 63 percent (12-of-19) in the second quarter and 65 percent (15-of-20) in the third.
"Tonight was a great game. We did a great job getting shots and making plays," said Duncan, who made 10-of-18 shots. "This will be good for us to build on before this road trip."
San Antonio opened the second quarter with a 14-4 run led by Steve Kerr and rookie Emanuel Ginobili, who scored five points apiece. Jackson capped the burst with a layup for a 44-18 cushion less than five minutes into the third quarter.
The Pistons never recovered and stumbled to their fifth straight loss to the Spurs. They snapped a nine-game losing streak in Houston on Friday but have lost six consecutive visits to San Antonio.
Malik Rose scored 18 points and Tony Parker added 16 for the Spurs, who held a 41-26 rebounding advantage and scored 50 points in the paint.
Richard Hamilton scored 17 points and reserve Corliss Williamson added 15 for Detroit, which was held to 40 percent (31-of-77) shooting, including 2-of-17 from 3-point range.
"There's not really much to say. San Antonio obviously played great and we just didn't have our game," Pistons coach Rick Carlisle said. "We just have to bounce back for an important game on Tuesday against Boston and that becomes the most important thing at this point. It was a tough night for us."
All-Star center Ben Wallace, who averages a league-leading 15 rebounds per game, was held to a season-low five rebounds - the first time in 41 games he has played this season and failed to lead the Pistons.
"For the most part my man was taking his shots and I had to step out and contest his shots," he said. "By the time I turned around, somebody else already had it."
Detroit has the league's best defense, allowing just over 86 points per game. San Antonio surpassed 86 points when Parker buried a jumper for an 87-54 with 11 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Pistons never got closer than 23 points in the second half and the Spurs had their largest lead at 85-49 on a 3-pointer by Bruce Bowen with 86 seconds left in the third. They matched their 36-point cushion on Rose's free throw with 4:11 remaining.