Parker Shines as Spurs Cruise Past Hornets

Raptors edge Sixers, Knicks fall to Orlando, Celtics crush Hawks
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2007 12:10 AM CST
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker looks at the basket in the second half of their NBA basketball game with the New Orleans Hornets in New Orleans Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. Spurs won 97-85.(AP Photo/Alex...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tony Parker's 27 points and eight assists helped San Antonio triumph over the Hornets last night, 97-85. Parker, who scored 11 of San Antonio's opening 21, was helped by Tim Duncan's 24 points and twelve rebounds, and Manu Ginobili's 14, including eight in a decisive third quarter surge. Elsewhere in the NBA last night:

  • Charlotte overcame the Pacers 96-87, behind Emeka Okafor's second career 20 point-20 rebound game
  • Toronto edged out Philly 105-103, to put a stop to their three-game losing streak
  • Orlando beat New York 112-102 to complete a four-game winning streak on the road
  • Denver blew out the Wizards 118-92, keeping Washington winless
  • Kevin Garnett's 27 pushed Boston past Atlanta 106-83