Parker lifts Spurs to 11th straight win, 106-102
Monday, February 20, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 23 points and Matt Bonner hit five 3-pointers and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 106-102 Monday night for their 11th consecutive victory.
Richard Jefferson's 3-pointer with 6.5 seconds left sealed the victory for the Spurs, who have not lost on the road since Jan. 29 in Dallas.
Al Jefferson led the Jazz (15-16) with 20 points while Paul Millsap added 16.
The loss was Utah's fifth straight against the Spurs (23-9).
The Jazz fell below .500 for the first time since Jan. 2.
The Spurs kept the NBA's longest win streak alive despite injuries to Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter, both expected to miss two weeks.
San Antonio trailed by as many as eight points in the first half and 10 in the third quarter, before rallying.
Tim Duncan added 20 points for San Antonio.