NEW YORK — Tony Parker scored 22 points, Manu Ginobili added 17, and the duo made the key plays in the final minutes to power the San Antonio Spurs to a 95-88 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
Tim Duncan finished with 13 points while being outplayed by David Lee, but Parker and Ginobili combined for all of San Antonio’s points after the game was tied at 84 with under 3 1/2 minutes remaining. The Spurs won for the eighth time in 10 games following a three-game skid earlier this month.
Lee matched a season high with 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds, but the Knicks finished 3-2 on their five-game homestand after losing the last two. Danilo Gallinari and Al Harrington each scored 19.
The Knicks held an opponent under 100 points for the 10th straight time, the first time they’ve done that since a 19-game stretch from Feb. 18-March 26, 2001. But they wasted that effort with another poor night from the perimeter, going 2 for 16 from 3-point range.
CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 29 points, Mo Williams added 20 points and Cleveland used a flurry of 3-pointers and a stifling defense to beat the Houston.
James and Williams combined to make five 3-pointers in less than three minutes early in the third quarter, stretching Cleveland’s lead to 68-53. The margin didn’t dip below 15 the rest of the way.
Shaquille O’Neal had 13 points and 11 rebounds, including a nifty dunk early in the fourth quarter off a fastbreak that included a few dribbles from the 7-footer.
The Cavaliers (24-8) have won four straight and nine of 10. Their 10-game winning streak at home is the league’s longest active streak.
The 83 points were a season low for Houston.
TORONTO — Chris Bosh had 25 points and 16 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 17 points and Toronto extended its winning streak to a season-high four games.
Even with Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince and Ben Gordon all back in the lineup, the Pistons couldn’t stop their losing streak from reaching seven games. Detroit has not topped 100 points in any of those defeats.
Hamilton and Gordon each scored 15 and Jonas Jerebko and Rodney Stuckey both had 14 for the Pistons. Ben Wallace had 10 points and nine rebounds.
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in only 28 minutes, Jermaine O’Neal added 19 points on 6 of 7 shooting against his former team and Miami enjoyed its largest victory margin this season.
Michael Beasley scored 16 points and Udonis Haslem added 13 for Miami, 5-1 in its last six games. The Heat started 8 of 8 from the field for a 17-3 lead and never looked back, building a 66-44 advantage that was their largest at halftime since January 2007.
Troy Murphy scored 16 for Indiana, which dropped its sixth straight. It could have been so much worse for the Pacers, too — they actually outscored Miami 14-0 during one first-half stretch, a brief blip in what was otherwise a Miami romp.