Nets pound Spurs 139-120 in Popovich’s return to the bench

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By BRIAN MAHONEY

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and the Brooklyn Nets pounded San Antonio 139-120 in Popovich’s return from a one-game absence. Joe Harris scored 20 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points and nine assists. With Julius Erving attending one of their games for the first time since they moved to Brooklyn in 2012, the Nets rang up 75 points in the first half, put eight players in double figures and led by as much as 33 in front of one of the greatest players in franchise history. DeMar DeRozan had 24 points and nine assists for the Spurs.