San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) drives to the basket under pressure from Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) during the second half at AT&T Center. Photo by Soobum Im, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Spurs 109, Jazz 105
Point guard Tony Parker had 25 points and nine assists as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz.
All Spurs starters scored in double figures as San Antonio (31-8) got its sixth straight win.
Utah (13-27) was without leading scorer Gordon Hayward, who missed his third straight game with a left hip flexor. The Jazz were led by center Enes Kanter, who had 25 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.
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Rockets 103, Pelicans 100
Houston guard James Harden exploded for 18 of his team-high 26 points in the second half, including eight of his team's final 11 points, to lift the Rockets to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Rockets (26-14) outscored the Pelicans 11-1 in the final 2:50, erasing a 10-point New Orleans lead, sending the Pelicans (15-23) to their seventh consecutive loss.
Eric Gordon scored a season-high 35 points for the Pelicans.
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Kings 111, Timberwolves 108
Rudy Gay scored a season-high 33 points, including a three-pointer with 19.5 seconds left, to send the Sacramento Kings past the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Isiah Thomas scored 26 points and center DeMarcus Cousins added 20.
Sacramento (14-23), in control most of the night, held off a late rush by the Timberwolves (18-20), who got 27 points and 11 points from forward Kevin Love.