Tony Parker powers Spurs over Raptors in double-overtime
Toronto, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – Tony Parker scored seven of his 32 points in second overtime as the San Antonio Spurs survived a pesky Toronto Raptors, 111-106, for their third straight triumph Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Parker’s back-to-back jumper in the second extra period pushed the Spurs ahead for good, 108-104, and a split from the line drove the final nail in the Raptors’ coffin.
Parker shot 14-for-27 from the field and had five assists and six rebounds while Tim Duncan added 26 points, six assists, five rebounds and three blocks. The Spurs have won four of their last six games to improve to 11-3, best in the Southwest Division.
Manu Ginobili contributed 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Danny Green had 13 and Boris Diaw added 11 for the Spurs.
DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 29 points on 11-for-28 shooting while center Jonas Valanciunas added 22 points and seven caroms for the Raptors, who dropped their fourth straight game and slipped to 3-11.
Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and eight caroms while Ed Davis contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Raptors.
After scoring 34 points in a losing effort against the Detroit Pistons, Andrea Bargnani was limited to a season-low four points on 2-for-19 shooting but had eight rebounds in 36 minutes of action.
Valanciunas put the Raptors ahead, 86-83, in regulation after a three-point play but Ginobili buried a three-pointer to tie the game.
Duncan then gave San Antonio the lead with a jumper before Valanciunas answered with two foul shots.
The Spurs had a chance to win it in regulation but Parker missed a three-point attempt.
In the first overtime, the Spurs raced to a 94-90 lead before Lowry made a three-pointer. Ginobili made it 96-93 with two foul shots but DeRozan’s dunk made it a one-point game.
On the next play, Neal split his charities for a 97-95 San Antonio lead but DeRozan buried a layup to send the game to a second extra period.