NBA: San Antonio 88, Houston 85

March 14, 2009 at 11:43 PM

HOUSTON, March 14 (UPI) -- Tony Parker scored 28 points, including San Antonio's final nine, to lead the Spurs to an 88-85 victory Saturday night over the Houston Rockets.

The Spurs lead the Rockets by 2 1/2 games in the Southwest Division.

Michael Finley had 17 points and made five 3-pointers for the second straight game for the Spurs, who have won four of their last five games. Tim Duncan had 15 points and 12 rebounds for San Antonio.

Ron Artest had 21 points and nine rebounds for Houston. Aaron Brooks and Yao Ming each scored 18 points for the Rockets and Ming also had 11 rebounds.

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