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San Antonio Spurs
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 25 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter and overtime, and San Antonio held on to beat Orlando 85-83 Wednesday night.
Tim Duncan added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs also snapped a streak of 10 consecutive road losses overall, dating to last season.
The Magic were led by Dwight Howard with 24 points and 25 rebounds. Ryan Anderson added 17, but it wasn't enough for Orlando to overcome a dismal shooting night.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak and three-game home win streak against San Antonio. It also was the Magic's only loss in their lone back-to-back-to-back of the season.
Both teams traded a pair of baskets to begin the extra period before and 18-foot jumper by Duncan made it 81-79 with under a minute to play in OT.
A dunk by Howard off a missed jumper by Jameer Nelson quickly tied it again before Gary Neal's 3-pointer on the ensuing possession put the Spurs back up three.
Von Wafer drove, was able to spin in a layup and was fouled with 16.3 left, but missed the free throw.
Richard Jefferson was fouled on the rebound, though was able to connect on only one of his two free throws.
The Magic got multiple looks at a 3-pointer to win the game on their final possession, but J.J. Redick's final swish from the top of the key was ruled to be after the final horn.
Parker scored 10 of the Spurs first 12 points of the fourth quarter to push San Antonio out to a 69-64 lead with less than eight minutes to play in regulation.
Orlando came back and got a steal and layup on the other end by layup by Redick to tie it at 73 with 36.9 seconds remaining before a tip-in by Duncan on the Spurs next trip.
Redick tied it again with a pair of free-throws with 17 seconds left, but Parker badly missed a jumper. The Magic got the rebound, but with only .03 seconds they couldn't get off a clean shot.
The Magic were without one of their best post entry passers Wednesday with starter Hedo Turkoglu sitting because of injury, and it showed for Orlando in its half-court offense.
Duncan matched up with Howard defensively, playing him mostly straight up with no double-team help.
The philosophy worked for the most part with the Magic leading by just three points at the break and Howard managing only seven field goal and four free-throw attempts for eight first-half points.
The Spurs failed to capitalize, though, shooting 40 percent in the half, including 1 for 8 from the 3-point line.
Both teams shot under 30 percent from the field during a sluggish opening period in which the Magic held a 20-7 edge on the boards and got six points from Anderson.
Howard was extremely active on the glass with 10 of those rebounds and got free for a pair of easy baskets, including a putback dunk off a missed layup.
Wafer also provided an early spark with six quick points off the bench and led all scorers at the half with 11.
NOTES: Turkoglu missed his first start of the season with back spasms. Swingman Quentin Richardson made his first start of the season in his place. SG Jason Richardson sat out for the third straight game with a bone bruise on his left knee. ... The Spurs are off until Friday when they host Sacramento to begin a stretch of four games in six days.
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