NBA: San Antonio 122, Houston 116

Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Tony Parker highlighted a strong San Antonio shooting performance Friday that vaulted the Spurs over Houston 122-116.

San Antonio opened a 17-point lead late in the contest and survived a Houston surge to win its fourth straight and improve its home record to 12-2.

Parker scored 31 points to go with 10 assists and five rebounds. Tim Duncan produced 30 points and Manu Ginobili added 23 for the Spurs, who shot 57 percent from the floor and made 22-of-24 from the foul line.

The Rockets had a five-game winning streak snapped despite making 52 percent of their shots.

James Harden delivered 33 points for Houston and Chandler Parsons had 24. The teams combined to make 89-of-163 shots. Houston took eight more 3-point shots than did San Antonio but made one less.

Duncan moved into eighth place on the NBA's all-time shot blocking list. He had two blocks in the game and has 2,544 for his career.

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