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Old 03-15-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, watches his shot as Houston Rockets' Ron Artest (96) defends during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 14, 2009, in Houston. The Spurs beat the Rockets 88-85.

The San Antonio Spurs showed the Houston Rockets how to finish a game like a championship contender.

Tony Parker scored 28 points, Tim Duncan added 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs beat Houston 88-85 on Saturday night.

Parker also had eight assists and Michael Finley added 17 points for the Spurs, who came up with two defensive stops in the final 15 seconds to beat the Rockets for the 12th time in the last 17 meetings.

The Spurs moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Houston for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference.

``Overall, that was a big win for us,'' Parker said. ``Definitely a playoff atmosphere, playoff intensity. We're battling to try to keep that second place and I think it's huge for us to have that home-court advantage, at least until the conference finals.''

Ron Artest scored 21 points and Yao Ming had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who've lost two straight home games after winning the previous 12.

While San Antonio can confidently talk about making the NBA's final four, Houston hasn't been past the first round since 1997. The Rockets finished off Charlotte on Friday night, but say they'll learn more from watching the way San Antonio closed out this one.

``That's a good lesson for us,'' Yao said. ``We know we cannot make any mistakes in the playoffs. It's just that last couple of possessions of the game. We didn't execute, and that is the difference between the great teams and the good teams. We still need to improve that.''

Duncan and Parker scored the Spurs' final 15 points - and Duncan had assists on Parker's last three field goals. Parker said he figured out Houston's defensive strategy in the final quarter, told Duncan on the court and the All-Star duo instantly made the adjustment on the fly.

``They were pressuring me, and I told TD, 'Take a look on the back door,''' Parker said. ``We just talked about it real quick. It was something that I saw and so we did it on the fly.''

Duncan hit a bank shot from the wing and dished an assist to Parker for a layup to put San Antonio up 81-77 entering the final 3 minutes. Artest missed two long jumpers before Parker drove for a layup, got fouled by Luis Scola and hit the free throw with 2:45 left.

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