Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Parker scores 37 as Spurs top 76ers


source: reuters.com

Reuters - San Antonio's Tony Parker scored 37 points to continue his hot scoring stretch and lead the Spurs to a 100-90 road win over the Atlantic Division-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday for their sixth successive victory.

Two games after scoring a season-high 42 points against Oklahoma City, Parker was again on top form to help the Spurs win the second match of a nine-game road trip.

San Antonio had the upper hand for most of the game, grabbing a three-point edge at halftime before streaking away in the third quarter where Parker netted 12 points and padding their lead to as much as 12 before putting Philadelphia away.

Gary Neal recorded 18 points off the bench while Tim Duncan had 16 and 11 rebounds for the Spurs (18-9), who lead the Southwest Division.

The 76ers (18-8) got a team-high 22 from Lou Williams but had their momentum slowed in losing for just the second time in eight games.