(Adds late games) March 8 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Saturday's National Basketball League games. - - - Spurs 121, Magic 112 Tony Parker scored 30 points as the San Antonio Spurs battled to beat the lowly Orlando Magic at home. Two nights after a dazzling performance that crushed the Miami Heat, the Spurs struggled against the Magic, but ultimately did enough to win their sixth successive game. Parker, in his fourth game back after being out with various aliments, made 11 of 19 shots from the field as San Antonio (46-16) moved into a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the best record in the Western Conference.
Coming off their most exhilarating victory of the season, the San Antonio Spurs admitted they had a letdown against the Orlando Magic. A veteran roster enabled San Antonio to make that admission after escaping with a 121-112 victory over Orlando on Saturday night. Tony Parker scored 30 points, Manu Ginobili added 24 points and Kawhi Leonard had 17 points along with two key steals late to help the Spurs win their sixth straight. Two nights after an emotional 111-87 victory over the Miami Heat in an NBA Finals rematch, the Spurs were listless against the Southeast Division's last-place team.
SAN ANTONIO -- Back with a healthy roster and over the big game against the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs needed an energy boost on Saturday night against the Orlando Magic. Tony Parker had 30 points and five assists as San Antonio stretched its win streak to six with a 121-112 victory over Orlando. "Pop (coach Gregg Popovich) was a little bit worried we would have a slow start after such a big win against Miami," Parker said. The Spurs had five other players score in double figure, including guards Manu Ginobili with 24, forward Kawhi Leonard with 17, center Tiago Splitter with 14 and guard Danny Green with 12.
Tony Parker put up 30 points to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the Orlando Magic, 121-112. The Spurs had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 43-81 (53.1%) from the field, including 9-20 (45.0%) from beyond the arc. San Antonio (46-16) has now won six in a row, dating back to a 120-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on February 26th.