Neal, Parker lead Spurs over Rockets in OT 134-126

Neal, Parker lead Spurs over Rockets in OT 134-126
December 10, 2012, 10:55 pm
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Houston Rockets' Carlos Delfino (10) goes to the basket between San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green (4) and Tiago Splitter (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)


HOUSTON (AP) Gary Neal scored 29 points and Tony Parker had a triple-double to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 134-126 overtime win against the Houston Rockets on Monday night.

Parker had 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to complement Neal's 7-of-10 performance from 3-point range.

Jeremy Lin had his best game since joining the Rockets, scoring a career high-tying 38 points with leading scorer James Harden sidelined by a sprained right ankle.

Neal's last 3-pointer followed by a three-point play by Manu Ginobili put the Spurs ahead 130-122 with two minutes left in overtime, and they held on for the win. It was San Antonio's fifth straight victory and second over Houston in three days after a 114-92 win Friday.