Spurs Come Back to Shock Lakers 103-91

Nuggets take down Hawks, Rockets edge Sonics in 12th loss
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2008 3:20 AM CST
Houston Rockets' Tracy McGrady holds the ball away from Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant during the fourth quarter of an basketball game in Seattle, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008. The Rockets won 109-107....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With the Lakers leading by nine points at halftime, Gregg Popovich told his Spurs: "You have to participate in your recovery." They did just that, putting together an unstoppable third quarter that included a 14-0 run and three straight 3-pointers as the clock ticked down, reports the San Antonio Express-News. In other hoops news:

  • In their first game without the injured Carmelo Anthony, Denver had no problem getting contributions from the likes of Allen Iverson (29 points) and Linus Kleiza (23), to down Atlanta 107-100.
  • Houston handed Seattle its 12th straight loss, this time a heartbreakingly close 109-107 as Kevin Durant couldn't add to his 25 points in the waning seconds.