Parker powers Spurs past Suns 108-99

Parker powers Spurs past Suns 108-99
January 26, 2013, 11:07 pm
Share This Post

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) celebrates after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes in the second period during an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(APWF)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Tony Parker had 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs collected their eighth consecutive win by shutting down the Phoenix Suns in the final quarter for a 108-99 victory on Saturday night.

Manu Ginobili added 20 points, Tiago Splitter had 13, Boris Diaw finished with 11 for San Antonio (36-11), which has won 16 in a row at home.

The Spurs were without Tim Duncan (sore knee) and coach Gregg Popovich (illness) for a third consecutive game.

Michael Beasley had 25 points and Jared Dudley had 23 for Phoenix (15-29), which lost for the first time since coach Lindsey Hunter took over.

Parker had 11 points and five assists in the fourth quarter as the Spurs surged past the Suns.