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NBA : Spurs top Clippers to win 10 in a row


The San Antonio Spurs’ Gary Neal takes a three-pointer with 25 seconds left in overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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Gary Neal hit go-ahead three-pointers in regulation and overtime, while Tony Parker scored 30 points as the San Antonio Spurs held off the Los Angeles Clippers 103-100 on Saturday for their NBA-leading 10th consecutive victory.

Neal stole the ball and hit a three-pointer to even the score with 5.7 seconds left in regulation and his three with 25 seconds to go in overtime put the Spurs up 100-98.

Neal finished with 17 points. Matt Bonner added 13 points, while Tim Duncan had 11 points and 17 rebounds for the Spurs, who are 6-0 on their current nine-game road trip.

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


In Chicago, Deron Williams scored 29 points, while Kris Humphries had 24 points and 18 rebounds as struggling New Jersey beat Chicago to end an eight-game losing streak.

Chicago’s Derrick Rose missed his fifth straight 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.

Williams scored 21 points in the first half and hit five three-pointers in the game. He also had eight assists. Humphries narrowly missed season-highs for points (25) and rebounds (19).

Carlos Boozer and Mike James each scored 16 points for Chicago.


In Memphis, Tennessee, Tony Allen scored on a tip-in with 5.6 seconds left to lift the Grizzlies past Golden State for their fourth straight victory.

Allen scored after Rudy Gay missed a shot to the right of the lane. Memphis also won off a miss from Gay on Friday night, beating Denver 103-102 on Dante Cunningham’s tip.

The Warriors had one last shot after Allen’s tip-in, but David Lee was called for an offensive foul with less than a second left, sending the Warriors their third straight loss.

Gay scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo had 18, while Marc Gasol added 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 36 points, matching his season high.

In other action, it was:

‧ Trail Blazers 97, Hawks 77

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