Parker, Duncan help Spurs go top with win

San Antonio cruised past state rival Dallas 112-90 to take the outright lead in the NBA's Western Conference.

    Tony Parker (9) scored 25 points in the Spurs' 112-90 win over Dallas [AFP]
    Tony Parker (9) scored 25 points in the Spurs' 112-90 win over Dallas [AFP]

    San Antonio cruised past state rival Dallas 112-90 to take the outright lead in the NBA's Western Conference, with the old guard of Tony Parker and Tim Duncan again to the fore for the Spurs.

    Parker scored 25 points and Tim Duncan had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who moved out of a tie with Oklahoma City for the conference lead.

    Elsewhere, Atlanta held off a weary Indiana to win 97-87, with Kyle Korver scoring 17 points and Pero Antic 16.

    The Hawks extended Indiana's misery at Philips Arena, where the Pacers have not won since 2006.

    They dropped their 12th in a row in Atlanta, the team's longest active road losing streak against any team.

    Brooklyn's Joe Johnson scored 27 points in the Nets' season-high fourth-straight victory, beating Golden State 102-98.

    Suns leave it late

    Phoenix's Gerald Green made a baseline jump shot with 3.9 seconds remaining to give the Suns a 104-103 win at Minnesota.

    Houston's James Harden tied a season high with 38 points to lead the Rockets to a 113-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Portland's Nicolas Batum had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 14 assists for his fourth career triple-double as the Trail Blazers won 110-94 to hand Orlando its fifth straight loss.

    Washington made it six wins from seven home games with a 102-96 victory at New Orleans, with Trevor Ariza scoring 21 points.

    Toronto handed slumping Detroit a sixth successive defeat, beating the Pistons 112-91 as Kyle Lowry had 21 points and nine assists.

    Los Angeles' Blake Griffin scored 29 points to lead the Clippers to a 111-105 victory over Boston.

    SOURCE: AP


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