Duncan powers Spurs past 76ers
PHILADELPHIA – Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds and Tony Parker scored 20 points to lead the San Antonio Spurs to their fifth straight win, 90-85, over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
The Spurs blew a 17-point lead in the first half before rallying late in the fourth to win again without guard Manu Ginobili. Ginobili is still out with a strained left hamstring.
Evan Turner led the Sixers with 18 points and 12 rebounds. The Sixers lost for the seventh time in nine games. Andrew Bynum, out all season with injured knees, said before the game he remained on target to return around the All-Star break.
The Sixers could use him. Without their best player, they’ve slumped to seven games under .500.
Nets 88, Knicks 85: At New York, Joe Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading Brooklyn over New York and a split of the four-game series between the city rivals.
Deron Williams added 14 points and 12 assists for the Nets, who cut the Knicks’ Atlantic Division lead to one game. Brook Lopez had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kris Humphries came off the bench for 11 points and 13 boards.
Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and seven assists for the Knicks, but missed all six shots in the fourth quarter and finished 11 of 29 for the game.
Warriors 106, Clippers 99: At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Curry made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Golden State rallied from seven points down in the final 11 minutes to beat Los Angeles.
Pacers 82, Grizzlies 81: At Memphis, Tenn., George Hill scored 13 points, including a clinching free throw with 1.4 seconds remaining to give Indiana a victory over Memphis in the annual Martin Luther King Day game.
Rockets 100, Bobcats 94: At Charlotte, N.C., James Harden scored 29 points and hit all 10 of his free throws in the fourth quarter and Houston rallied to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Hornets 114, Kings 105: At New Orleans, Ryan Anderson scored 27 points, and New Orleans survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a victory over Sacramento.
Hawks 104, Timberwolves 96: At Atlanta, Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and Atlanta snapped a two-game slide with a victory over Minnesota.