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Spurs Edge Warriors In Double Overtime

Associated Press
Monday, April 11, 2005; Page D06

Tony Parker made a sprawling layup with 2.9 seconds left to cap his career-high 35 points last night, and the visiting San Antonio Spurs snapped the Golden State Warriors' eight-game winning streak with their second consecutive double-overtime victory, 136-134.

In the NBA's highest-scoring game this season, Parker also had 12 assists while winning a scintillating duel with Baron Davis, who had 38 points, 9 assists and 2 last-second shots to force both overtimes.


The Pistons' Ben Wallace rises above the Heat's Udonis Haslem, left, and Michael Doleac in the second quarter. Wallace scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. (Steve Mitchell -- AP)

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Playing without ailing starters Manu Ginobili, Rasho Nesterovic and Tim Duncan, the Spurs still hung on for their fourth victory in five games when Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry jarred the ball away from Mike Dunleavy shortly before time expired.

San Antonio, which beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 125-124, on Saturday night, is the first team to win back-to-back double-overtime games since the Vancouver Grizzlies did it on Feb. 16-17, 1999.

PISTONS 80, HEAT 72: Shaquille O'Neal is the sick one. Without him, Miami is doing plenty of suffering.

Richard Hamilton scored 17 points, Tayshaun Prince added 16 and visiting Detroit stymied the Heat for three quarters, then held off a late charge to win and end Miami's franchise-record 18-game home winning streak.

With O'Neal out for a third straight game because of a stomach virus, the Heat set season lows for scoring in a game, half (30) and quarter (10), established another low by shooting 34.6 percent and has lost two straight for the fourth time all season.

KINGS 124, LAKERS 105: Kenny Thomas had a career-high 32 points and 14 rebounds for host Sacramento.

Mike Bibby had 24 points and eight assists for the Kings, who blew out their biggest rivals with 68 points in the second half. Sacramento outrebounded the Lakers 62-32 and made 51 percent of its shots while scoring at least 118 points for the fifth time in seven games.

The Kings clinched their seventh straight playoff berth under Coach Rick Adelman with a win at Portland on Friday night.

Kobe Bryant, playing with his bruised right shin heavily wrapped, scored 18 points and endured constant razzing in the Lakers' 11th loss in 12 games.

TRAIL BLAZERS 90, HORNETS 81: Shareef Abdur-Rahim had 25 points and 10 rebounds as Portland snapped three losing streaks -- seven games overall, 10 in a row on the road and four straight against New Orleans.

GRIZZLIES 102, BOBCATS 95: Shane Battier had 25 points and 11 rebounds and Mike Miller added 21 points to help host Memphis increase its lead to 4 1/2 games for the eighth and last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

KNICKS 113, PACERS 112: Michael Sweetney scored a career-high 20 points, hit a rebound basket in the final second of overtime and visiting New York capped its longest losing streak in 20 years at nine games.


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