Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/25/12

FOR SPORTS - Spurs' Tony Parker walks off the court after the Western Conference Playoffs First Round Game 1 against the Mavericks Saturday April 18, 2009 at the AT&T Center. The Mavericks won 105-97 Photo via Newscom

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TORONTO -- The San Antonio Spurs can always count on Tony Parker and Tim Duncan when the going gets tough. Parker scored seven of his 32 points in the second overtime, and Duncan made two key free throws in the same extra period as the Spurs defeated the Toronto Raptors 111-106 on Sunday before a crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre. "He's our closer," Duncan said of Parker. "He's been that way for the past couple of years. He steps up and makes big shots for us. That's the situation we kind of put him in and ask him to do, and he's delivered for us." Parker also scored four points in the first overtime. Duncan finished with 26 points, five rebounds and six assists, while Manu Ginobili added 15 points off the bench for the Spurs (11-3). DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors (3-11) with 29 points. Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points for Toronto, and Kyle Lowry added 20. "It was hard-fought game," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Anybody could have won this thing. We made a couple of...
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