Tony Parker helps Spurs hold off hobbled Hawks

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Tony Parker had 23 points and 12 assists as the visiting San Antonio Spurs beat the Atlanta Hawks, 98-93, Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

"Tony is just incredible," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "What competitiveness. What a will to win. What a will to carry the team. He's really fun to watch at both ends of the court. And he's been doing that all year."

The Hawks announced about 90 minutes before the game that guard Lou Williams faces season-ending surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee. Williams was hurt Friday against the Nets and the tear was found when he was examined Saturday. Then the Hawks lost guard Devin Harris to a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.

Josh Smith led the Hawks with 21 points. Kyle Korver, who started at shooting guard, had 19 points.

Spurs forward Tim Duncan was not in uniform as he was given the night off by Popovich. Manu Ginobili is expected to miss at least another week with a left hamstring injury.

Timberwolves 92, Rockets 79: Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale signed 10-day contracts with Minnesota Saturday morning, then scored the first 23 points of the fourth quarter to lift the host Timberwolves. Johnson, signed from the NBA Development League, scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth. Gelabale, a forward from France, had 10 of his 11 points in the final 12 minutes. James Harden scored 18 points for the Rockets.

Grizzlies 85, Bulls 82: Marc Gasol scored 19 points and Zach Randolph had 13 points and 19 rebounds as visiting Memphis won in overtime.

Warriors 116, Hornets 112: Klay Thompson had 29 points and Jarrett Jack scored seven of his 25 in the final minute for visiting Golden State. The Warriors trailed 110-108 when Jack hit two free throws with 52 seconds left to tie the score. He converted a tough floater to give Golden State a 112-110 lead and finished off the Hornets with three free throws.

Clippers 94, Wizards 87: Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists and Blake Griffin added 17 points and 11 rebounds for host Los Angeles.

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Jazz 109, Cavaliers 98: Randy Foye scored 20 points and Derrick Favors 19 for host Utah. Dion Waiters led the Cavs with 23 points off the bench and Kyrie Irving added 18.

Bucks 110, Trail Blazers 104: Brandon Jennings had 30 points and eight assists and Ersan Ilyasova added 27 points and 14 rebounds for visiting Milwaukee. Damian Lillard had 26 points and 10 assists for Portland. LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds and Wesley Matthews added 21 points.

Kings 97, Bobcats 93: Marcus Thornton scored 18 points off the bench for visiting Sacramento.

-- AP

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