NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Toronto
(Wednesday, February 8th)
Final Score: San Antonio 125, Toronto 118 (OT)
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Tony Parker posted 32 points and a season-high 13 assists, as San Antonio, minus Tim Duncan, beat the Toronto Raptors, 125-118, in overtime at the Air Canada Centre.
Michael Finley scored 23 points, while Sean Marks scored a career-high 16 for the Spurs, who won their season-best seventh straight game. Manu Ginobli and Rasho Nesterovic added 14 points apiece in San Antonio's 11th victory in its last 12 games.
Duncan sat out due to flu-like symptoms, missing his first game of the season. However, the Spurs still won their seventh straight road game.
Mike James scored 36 points to pace Toronto, which lost its second straight game. Chris Bosh notched 30 points and 14 boards, while Morris Peterson scored 25 points, as the Raptors fell for the sixth time in nine contests.
Finley scored five straight points during the overtime to put San Antonio up 120-114. Nazr Mohammed hit one free throw for the opening point of OT and Finley then drained a three-pointer and hit a fadeaway jumper.
Peterson responded with a pair of free throws with 2:19 to go that cut Toronto's deficit to four points. James missed a pair of free throws with 1:50 left, and Ginobli converted a pair 14 seconds later for a 122-116 San Antonio lead.
James made a pair of free throws with 1:21 to go, but on the Raptors' next possession, Bruce Bowen blocked James' layup attempt.
Finley and Ginobili combined to make three free throws in the final seconds.
James hit a three with 55.6 seconds left in regulation to give the Raptors their first tie of the game, 112-112. Nesterovic tipped in a slam with 34.7 seconds left to put the Spurs up 114-112. Davis tipped a shot in at the other end with 26.2 remaining to tie the score at 114.
San Antonio led the entire first quarter and finished the stanza on a 12-3 run, capped by a bank shot by Beno Udrih with to put the Spurs up 30-21 heading into the second. San Antonio maintained control throughout the second quarter and went on to take a 54-44 halftime lead.
Parker's 14 third-quarter points helped San Antonio stay on top, 82-76, heading into the fourth.
The Spurs played their fourth game of a season-long eight-game road trip. The team record for consecutive road wins is eight...The Spurs, who will close their road trip with stops in New Jersey, Indiana, Cleveland and Philadelphia, are 17-7 away from home this season...The Raptors, who concluded a 3-2 homestand, have taken nine of their last 16 home games and three of five overall...San Antonio defeated the Raptors earlier in the season and has won seven of eight and nine of the last 11 meetings.
02/08 22:58:31 ET