Basketball - Parker inspires Spurs to win over Jazz

Point guard Tony Parker had 25 points and nine assists as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 109-105.

Basketball - Parker inspires Spurs to win over Jazz

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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives to the basket under pressure from Utah Jazz guard Diante Garrett (8) during the second half at AT&T Center (Reuters)

Spurs 109, Jazz 105

All Spurs starters scored in double figures as San Antonio (31-8) got its sixth straight win.

Utah (13-27) was without leading scorer Gordon Hayward, who missed his third straight game with a left hip flexor. The Jazz were led by center Enes Kanter, who had 25 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

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Wizards 114, Heat 97

John Wall paced seven double figure scorers with 25 points as the Washington Wizards opened up a 34-point first half lead and crushed the Miami Heat.

The Wizards (18-19) entered the game with a 1-14 record versus teams with winning records, but they blasted the two-time defending champions.

LeBron James scored 25 for the Heat (27-11), who have lost three straight games in regular season play for the first time since Jan. 13 2012.

Heat center Greg Oden played nine minutes and had six points in his first NBA game since December 5, 2009.

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Rockets 103, Pelicans 100

Houston guard James Harden exploded for 18 of his team-high 26 points in the second half, including eight of his team's final 11 points, to lift the Rockets to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Rockets (26-14) outscored the Pelicans 11-1 in the final 2:50, erasing a 10-point New Orleans lead, sending the Pelicans (15-23) to their seventh consecutive loss.

Eric Gordon scored a season-high 35 points for the Pelicans.

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Kings 111, Timberwolves 108

Rudy Gay scored a season-high 33 points, including a three-pointer with 19.5 seconds left, to send the Sacramento Kings past the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Isiah Thomas scored 26 points and center DeMarcus Cousins added 20.

Sacramento (14-23), in control most of the night, held off a late rush by the Timberwolves (18-20), who got 27 points and 11 points from forward Kevin Love.

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76ers 95, Bobcats 92

Thaddeus Young hit a three-pointer with 3.2 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats to snap a four-game losing streak.

Evan Turner had 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the 76ers (13-25), while Michael Carter-Williams added 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Kemba Walker had 26 points for Charlotte (16-24), which lost for the fourth time in five games.

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Bulls 128, Magic 125 (triple overtimes)

Joakim Noah had 26 points and 19 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to a triple-overtime victory over the Orlando Magic, who lost their ninth consecutive game.

The Bulls (18-19) erased a 15-point second-half deficit to win for the sixth time in the last seven games.

Rookie guard Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 35 points and veteran guard Jameer Nelson scored a season-high 31 for the Magic (10-30).

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Grizzlies 82, Bucks 77

Mike Conley and forward James Johnson each scored 15 points as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fourth in a row with a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

A 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter gave the Grizzlies (19-19) just enough of a cushion to hold off the Bucks (7-31), who lost their seventh straight and are still looking for their first win of 2014.

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Celtics 88, Raptors 83

Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds as the Boston Celtics snapped a nine-game losing streak.

The first-placed Raptors trailed 75-58 early in the fourth quarter but used an 11-0 run to start a rally that came up just short as both teams struggled through the final minutes.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 for Toronto (19-18), which had won three straight. Boston improved to 14-26.

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