Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/9/13
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SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs got 22 points from Tony Parker and extended their home winning streak to 11 games in defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 108-105 Wednesday night at the AT&T Center. Parker was 10 of 16 from the field and 4-for-5 from the free-throw line as San Antonio improved to 28-10. They needed every point, as the Spurs nearly wasted a 16-point fourth-quarter lead. Kobe Bryant, ever the competitor, closed the gap to five when he hit a 3-pointer midway in the fourth. A technical-foul free throw by Steve Nash cut the lead to five, 105-100, with three minutes left. Manu Ginobili hit a crucial 3-pointer to give the Spurs a 108-102 lead with 40 seconds remaining, and 10 seconds later, Earl Clark cut it to three on a 3-point basket of his own. But it wasn't enough as the Lakers had two chances to tie the game, and both Bryant's and Clark's 3-point attempts both rimmed off. The struggling and shorthanded Lakers were fighting for a much-needed win. Los A...
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