Spurs struggle to beat Magic at home

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Posted at Mar 09 2014 01:11 PM | Updated as of Mar 09 2014 09:11 PM

Mar 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) drives to the basket past Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) during the second half at AT&T Center. Photo by Soobum Im, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Spurs 121, Magic 112

Tony Parker scored 30 points as the San Antonio Spurs battled to beat the lowly Orlando Magic at home.

Two nights after a dazzling performance that crushed the Miami Heat, the Spurs struggled against the Magic, but ultimately did enough to win their sixth successive game.

Parker, in his fourth game back after being out with various aliments, made 11 of 19 shots from the field as San Antonio (46-16) moved into a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the Western Conference.

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Jazz 104, 76ers 92

Swingman Gordon Hayward scored 22 points and guard Alec Burks added 19 off the bench as the Utah Jazz beat the Philadelphia 76ers, extending the Sixers' losing streak to 16 games.

Burks' three-pointer with 2:36 remaining broke a 91-91 tie and Hayward added two three-point plays in the final minute for Utah.