San Antonio tops Clippers in overtime

San Antonio Spurs 103, LA Clippers 100
San Antonio guard Gary Neal hit key 3-pointers in the Spurs' overtime victory over the Clippers on Saturday night.



LOS ANGELES — Gary Neal hit go-ahead 3-pointers in regulation and overtime, Tony Parker scored 30 points and the San Antonio Spurs held off the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100 on Saturday to earn their NBA-leading 10th consecutive victory.

Neal was one of six Spurs in double figures with 17 points. He stole the ball and hit the tying 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left in regulation. His 3 with 25 seconds to go in overtime snapped a 98-all tie.

Matt Bonner added 13 points, Tim Duncan had 11 points and 17 rebounds, Danny Green had 11, for the Spurs, who improved to 6-0 on their annual rodeo trip that includes nine games.

Blake Griffin had 22 points and 20 rebounds, and Chris Paul and Randy Foye scored 21 points for the Clippers.



In Chicago, Deron Williams scored 29 points, Kris Humphries had 24 points and 18 rebounds, and New Jersey dominated Chicago to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Chicago’s Derrick Rose missed his fifth consecutive game because of back pain, and the Nets took advantage, jumping out to a 22-3 lead while rolling to their first victory since Feb. 1.

The lopsided win wasn’t the only good news for New Jersey. Coach Avery Johnson said center Brook Lopez will start today against Milwaukee after being sidelined all season by a broken right foot, a boost for the Atlantic Division’s last-place team.


In Memphis, Tenn., O.J. Mayo came off the bench to score 18 points as Memphis topped Golden State.

Rudy Gay led the winners with 19 points.

Stephen Curry had 36 points and Monta Ellis 33 for Golden State.



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