Spurs top Rockets in overtime

Houston's Carlos Delfino drives to the basket between San Antonio's Danny Green and Tiago Splitter. The Spurs took the overtime win for their fifth victory in a row.

HOUSTON — Gary Neal scored 29 points and Tony Parker had a triple-double to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 134-126 overtime win against the Houston Rockets on Monday night.


Parker had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to complement Neal’s 7-of-10 performance from 3-point range.

Jeremy Lin had his best game since joining the Rockets, tying a career high with 38 points as leading scorer James Harden was sidelined by a sprained right ankle.

Neal’s last 3-pointer was followed by a three-point play by Manu Ginobili that put the Spurs ahead 130-122 with two minutes left in overtime.

It was San Antonio’s fifth straight victory and second over Houston in three days after a 114-92 win Friday.


In Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Curry put on a show for his hometown fans, finishing with 27 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead Golden State over Charlotte.

Curry shot 10 of 22 from the field and hit four 3-pointers.

It was his eighth straight 20-point game, a career best, and he pushed his season scoring average to 20 per game.

David Lee had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors (14-7), who have won seven of their past eight games and improved to 4-0 on their seven-game Eastern trip.

Kemba Walker scored 24 points to lead the Bobcats, who have lost eight in a row.

76ERS 104, PISTONS 97

In Philadelphia, Evan Turner had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 25 points to lead Philadelphia past Detroit.

Thaddeus Young added 20 points and Spencer Hawes had 15 for the Sixers.

Greg Monroe missed a tip with less than a minute left, which came back to haunt Detroit. Holiday sank a 19-footer for a 100-95 lead, and the Sixers stretched the lead from the free-throw line.

Monroe and Brandon Knight had 22 points apiece. Rodney Stuckey scored 19 for Detroit, and Tayshaun Prince finished with 16.

Jason Richardson scored 13 points for Philadelphia, including an unusual tiebreaking 3 that made it 83-80 in the fourth. Rich­ardson’s shot rattled around the rim, shot up off the top of the backboard and plopped through the net.


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