Parker lifts Spurs over Pelicans; Mavs rout Magic

Posted at 01/14/2014 2:44 PM
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9) shoots as New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) defends during the second quarter of a game at the New Orleans Arena. Photo by Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Spurs 101, Pelicans 95

Tony Parker scored a game-high 27 points, including three driving layups in the final six minutes, to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

In winning their fifth consecutive game, the Spurs (30-8) hung tough after losing power forward Tim Duncan, who picked up his sixth foul with 6:08 left and the Spurs clinging to an 89-88 lead. Duncan finished with 18 points and nine rebounds.

The Pelicans (15-22) lost their sixth straight despite a strong game from Anthony Davis, who had 22 points and 11 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season.

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Mavericks 107, Magic 88

The Mavericks found little resistance from the hurting Orlando Magic as they blew them out in an easy win.

Monta Ellis scored 21 points in the Mavericks' third straight win.

Dallas (23-16) is a season-high seven games over .500.

The Magic (10-28) finished up a forgettable five-game road trip through the Western Conference without a win, and their overall losing streak is up to eight.