Duncan, Parker, Ginobili carry Spurs past Rockets

Duncan, Parker, Ginobili carry Spurs past Rockets
December 28, 2012, 11:08 pm
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) tries ot move the ball around San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, right, of Argentina, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined to score 84 points, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the Houston Rockets' five-game winning streak with a 122-116 victory on Friday night.

Parker had 31 points and 10 assists, Duncan had 30 points and five rebounds, and Ginobili had a season-high 23 points for San Antonio (23-8). Danny Green was 5 for 7 on 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.

James Harden scored 33 points, Chandler Parsons added 24, and Jeremy Lin had 21 for Houston (16-13).

After allowing the Rockets to shoot 55 percent through three quarters, the Spurs clamped down defensively in the fourth. San Antonio had seven steals in the period, and Houston shot 10 for 23 from the field.