Tony Parker scored 30 points and dished five assists for the Spurs.
San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) -
Tony Parker had 30 points and five assists and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Orlando Magic, 121-112, on Saturday night.
Manu Ginobili tallied 24 points, Tim Duncan supplied 11 points and 10 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard added 17 points, seven boards and four assists for the Spurs, who have won six straight and nine of their last 10.
Tobias Harris provided 23 points and eight rebounds, while Nik Vucevic recorded 19 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando, which has dropped five of its last seven.
After Harris' layup to begin the fourth got the Magic within 88-85, San Antonio ripped off seven straight points to open up its first double-digit lead of the contest.
Who is third in MVP race?
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
We can all agree that the name on this season's Maurice Podoloff Trophy will either belong to Kevin Durant or LeBron James.
Whichever of the two you like, you can't be wrong. Both are having MVP seasons and almost any rational NBA thinker can see either side of the argument.
(For the record, I still like Durant, based almost exclusively on how well the Oklahoma City Thunder, led by Durant, played in Russell Westbrook's absence.)