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Parker, Spurs down Raptors in double overtime
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Tony Parker netted 11 of his 32 points over two overtimes in the San Antonio Spurs' 111-106 win over the Toronto Raptors.
Parker's back-to-back pull-up jumpers from the left elbow over the final two minutes of the second overtime helped the Spurs hang on.
Tim Duncan tallied 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Spurs, who have won three straight games.
"It was a hard fought game, anybody could've won it," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. "We played better in the overtime."
Manu Ginobili added 15 points, seven boards and five helpers in the win.
DeMar DeRozan had 29 points for Toronto, which has dropped four consecutive contests.
"We got to get more production than just DeMar," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.
Andrea Bargnani scored four points on just 2-of-19 shooting in the loss.
Ginobili nailed a 3-pointer before Duncan's mini hook put the Spurs in front in regulation, but Jonas Valanciunas calmly nailed a pair of foul shots to knot the contest at 88-88 with 24.4 to play in the fourth.
Parker's triple from the right wing at the buzzer came up well short.
Parker stole Jose Calderon's inbound pass with 24.9 ticks remaining in the initial overtime and raced the other way for the layup and a 94-90 lead.
Kyle Lowry quickly answered with a 3-pointer before Ginobili made two free throws for a 96-93 Spurs edge with 15.6 left.
DeRozan's dunk cut the gap to one and Gary Neal made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe at the other end. DeRozan then drove on Duncan and put back his own rebound with 0.9 remaining to knot the game at 97-97 and send it into another extra session.
Danny Green's trey with 4:43 to go in the second overtime put the Spurs up for good.
Earlier, the Raptors led, 25-24, after a quarter of play before the Spurs knotted the contest at 49-49 heading into the locker room.
Toronto held its largest margin of nine in the third and headed into the fourth with a 70-69 edge.
San Antonio improved to 7-1 on the road ... The Spurs have won four straight contests against Toronto ... The Raptors outrebounded the Spurs, 74-63 and held a 27-11 advantage in second-chance points.
11/25 17:38:32 ET
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