SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 110-98 on Wednesday night for their ninth straight victory.
The Spurs moved within a half-game of the Southwest Division lead shared by Houston and Memphis.
San Antonio will face Houston on Friday night in the closing game of a home-and-home set.
Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, Boris Diaw had 15 points and Manu Ginobili 13 for San Antonio. The Spurs led by as many as 22 points after a slow start.
Jason Terry led Houston with 22 points and Trevor Ariza added 19 points. James Harden had 16 points, but only three after the first quarter.
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