Gary Neal scored 29 points and Tony Parker had a triple-double to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 134-126 overtime win against the Houston Rockets on Monday night.
Parker had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to complement Neal’s 7-of-10 performance from 3-point range.
Jeremy Lin had his best game since joining the Rockets, scoring a career high-tying 38 points with leading scorer James Harden sidelined by a sprained right ankle.
Neal’s last 3-pointer followed by a three-point play by Manu Ginobili put the Spurs ahead 130-122 with two minutes left in overtime, and they held on for the win. It was San Antonio’s fifth straight win overall and second over Houston in three days after a 114-92 victory Friday.
The Rockets provided a stronger challenge in this one after San Antonio never trailed in Friday’s win. But Houston’s inexperience showed in overtime as the Rockets had three turnovers to help the Spurs build the lead…
Asik had a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds, and Chandler Parsons scored 20 for Houston.
– Reported by Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press