NEW YORK -- They were bloodied and eventually beaten, though not before delivering the type of effort Gregg Popovich always expects of his San Antonio Spurs. Even when his team is so banged-up that it had two guys in protective facemasks on the court at the same time -- and one of them broke his nose again, anyway. "I know we didnt look pretty," Popovich said. "Im more interested in results than how we look. So I thought they performed well." The short-handed Spurs hung in, but Alan Anderson scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 103-89 victory Thursday night. Despite playing without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, their top four scorers, the Spurs were still within five points early in the fourth quarter before the Nets pulled away for good. Deron Williams added 16 points and eight assists as Brooklyn ended a six-game losing streak to San Antonio with its first victory since March 29, 2010. The Spurs overcame all their challenges to pull out a 125-118 double-overtime victory at Washington on Wednesday, but didnt have enough to beat an improving Brooklyn team and fell to 2-1 on their nine-game rodeo trip. "Im disappointed we didnt win," Popovich said, shrugging off the injuries. "Im thinking we make a couple of 3s in the second half and we hang right in there, and thats the way youve got to look at it." Nando De Colo started for Parker, but had to rush off the court bleeding from the nose after he was whacked while trying to defend Andrei Kirilenko. He returned in the second half wearing a mask, as Matt Bonner already was. Bonner took another hit later and said he broke another bone in his nose. Cory Joseph scored 18 for the Spurs, Danny Green had 17 and Patty Mills 16. Paul Pierce had 12 points for the Nets, who have turned things around since the Spurs outclassed them 112-93 in San Antonio on New Years Eve, leaving Brooklyn at 10-21. They are 12-4 in 2014 and have won two straight since dropping three in a row, all against division leaders. "Weve got the pieces," Anderson said. "Were finally starting to turn the corner a lot more lately. I just want to win no matter how much Im playing." The Spurs trotted out Green, Marco Belinelli, Tiago Splitter, Joseph and De Colo to start, an unheralded lineup similar to the one Popovich used when he sent Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and Green home before another Thursday night nationally televised game at Miami early last season. That decision cost the Spurs a $250,000 fine from former Commissioner David Stern, but Popovich didnt have much of a choice who he played this time. Ginobili (left hamstring) and Leonard (broken bone in right hand) were already out, and Popovich noticed Parker labouring with a back injury during the first half Wednesday. Parker then sat the remainder of the game, and Duncan played a season-high 40 minutes, well more than Popovich prefers to use the 37-year-old forward and essentially mandating a night off Thursday. Making matters worse, Boris Diaw then was vomiting during the day at the team hotel because of food poisoning and couldnt play. "Really wishing that some of those guys were healthy right now," said Green, who played 35 minutes after logging 46 Wednesday. "Its always good to play a lot of minutes, but at the same time it would have been nice to have some of those guys healthy tonight." The guys that were left raced to a 20-8 lead and were ahead the whole first quarter, settling for a 24-17 advantage. The Nets took a 40-39 lead into halftime when Williams made a jumper with 38 seconds remaining. With the Nets leading by two late in the third, Anderson converted a three-point play, his first of seven straight Brooklyn points to end the quarter and give the Nets a 75-68 lead. 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Not sure yet. #livetweetingthegreatuntangle — Strombone (@strombone1) April 17, 2014 Stage three, coping: I feel like I could use a cigarette or something.CHICAGO - The surging Chicago Blackhawks keep on finding ways to win.Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games.Kanes centring attempt from behind the net — intended for Patrick Sharp — struck the skate of Minnesota defenceman Jonas Brodin and deflected into the net.Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, who dominated in the second period and took a 3-1 lead. But Minnesotas Nino Niederreiter connected on a penalty shot, and Marco Scandella fired in a screened goal in the third period to tie it.The power play came up with a big timely goal, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. I didnt mind overall what transpired tonight. Tough game.Marian Hossa and Brent Seabrook also scored, and Ben Smith added an empty net goal for the Blackhawks, who won for the 10th time in 11 games. And they did it without top defenceman Duncan Keith, who was sidelined by an undisclosed illness.Its a good little run were on here and we want to keep it going, Smith said. Even when were up two goals in the third and they storm back to tie, we found the way to get the job done.Minnesotas Thomas Vanek scored in the first period as the Central Division rivals met for the first time since the Blackhawks defeated the Wild in the second round of last seasons playoffs.Antti Raanta made 26 saves as Blackhawks No. 1 goalie Corey Crawford sat out an eighth game because of a foot injury sustained when he left a concert two weeks ago.Crawford is expected to return this weekend.Niklas Backstrom made 34 saves. He finished the game despite coming down with a stomach ailment after the first period, coach Mike Yeo said.What bothered Yeo most was the late one-handed hooking call on Erik Haula that led to Kanes power-play winner.The third period was great, Yeo said. Its a tie game, and weve got five minutes left. As far as Im concerned we have the momentum.We battleed back, but that (penalty) was the difference in the game.ddddddddddddKeith missed his first game this season. David Rundblad took his spot in the lineup and was paired with Seabrook, Keiths usual partner, in the first period before Quenneville shuffled his pairings.Niederreiters team-leading 14th goal equaled his career high for a season, set last year in 81 games.Vanek scored the only goal of the first with 7:01 left when he was left wide open in the slot.The Blackhawks outshot the Wild 21-8 in the second period and took a 3-1 lead on goals by Seabrook, Hossa and Toews in a span of 8:11.Seabrook tied it 1-1 at 8:10 when he moved in from the right point and ripped a high shot past Backstrom.Hossa made it 2-1 with 7:41 left in the second.Toews started and finished the play that increased Chicagos lead to 3-1 just over four minutes later. He stole the puck from Christian Folin and whipped it back to Smith who was alone in front.Smith took two point-blank shots, and the second slipped between the goalies pads. Toews then tapped it in.But the Wild stormed back in the third to tie it.Niederreiter was awarded a penalty shot at 7:13 after he was hooked from behind by Hossa. Niederreiter faked and beat Raanta with a rising backhand shot.Scandella tied it 3-3 with a screened shot from just inside the right point just under three minutes later.Smiths empty-netter with 1:14 left sealed Chicagos win.Getting that power play was nice and we were able to bounce one in there, Seabrook said. It was a lucky one, but well take it.NOTES: Keith has six goals and 12 assists in 31 games. ... Rundblad sat out the previous five games as a healthy scratch. ... Scandella returned after serving a two-game suspension. Minnesota D Jared Spurgeon missed his second game due to an illness. ... Wild F Brett Sutter played his first game this season following his recall from AHL Iowa on Monday. He is the son of Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter, who also coached and played for the Blackhawks. ' ' '