NBA / In depth on Houston, Dallas and San AntonioSports Thursday, March 7th, 2013
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Boston 83 Indiana 81
Final Brooklyn 99 Charlotte 78
Final Cleveland 104 Utah 101
Final New York 87 Detroit 77
Final Miami 97 Orlando 96
Final Atlanta 107 Philadelphia 96
Final L-A Lakers 108 New Orleans 102
Final Memphis 91 Portland 85
Final Minnesota 87 Washington 82
Final Dallas 112 Houston 108
Final San Antonio 101 Chicago 83
Final Toronto 98 Phoenix 71
Final L-A Clippers 117 Milwaukee 101
Final Golden State 87 Sacramento 83
SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Tim Duncan had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 101-83 on Wednesday night in a matchup of
teams missing their starting All-Star point guards. Manu Ginobili added 18 points and nine assists, Tiago Splitter had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Kawhi Leonard scored 14 points for San Antonio (48-14), which was playing its second game without Tony Parker. Patty Mills provided a needed punch off the Spurs’ bench, scoring 10 of his 13 points in the second half.
Parker is expected to miss about four weeks with an ankle sprain and Derrick Rose has yet to play for Chicago this season after undergoing major knee
surgery. Marco Belinelli had 21 points, Luol Deng added 19, Marquis Teague had 11 and Carlos Boozer 10 for Chicago (34-27).
DALLAS (AP) _ Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, O.J. Mayo had two big fourth-quarter baskets and a career-high 12 assists, and the Dallas Mavericks
bounced back from a blowout loss in Houston with a 112-108 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night. Mayo scored five straight points to put Dallas ahead 107-104, and the Mavericks won despite 28 points from James Harden, who scored the last seven for the Rockets.
Harden missed a 3-pointer and a layup with the Rockets trying to tie in the final seconds, three days after their 33-point win in Houston. Chandler Parsons had 23 points for Houston, while Jeremy Lin scored 12 but sat the entire fourth quarter in favor of backup Patrick Beverley.
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