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                        === Parker, Spurs down Magic ===
 San  Antonio, TX  ( -  Tony Parker  had 30  points and  five
 assists  and  the San  Antonio Spurs  defeated the  Orlando Magic, 121-112, on
 Saturday night.
 Manu Ginobili tallied 24 points, Tim Duncan supplied 11 points and 10 rebounds
 and  Kawhi Leonard  added 17  points, seven  boards and  four assists  for the
 Spurs, who have won six straight and nine of their last 10.
 "We  picked  our defense up and  got a little  bit more physical in the second
 half," San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich said. "We finally got it done and
 I'm proud of them for that."
 Tobias  Harris  provided 23  points  and  eight  rebounds, while  Nik  Vucevic
 recorded  19 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando, which has dropped five of its
 last seven.
 "I'm  pretty  happy with how  we played  offensively, but defensively we could
 have done a better job," Vucevic said.
 After  Harris' layup  to begin  the  fourth got  the Magic  within 88-85,  San
 Antonio  ripped  off seven straight  points to  open up its first double-digit
 lead of the contest.
 Tiago  Splitter netted all seven points during the spurt and consecutive dunks
 gave the Spurs a 95-85 cushion.
 The  Magic cut the  gap to 104-99 with 5:16 left, but Splitter split a pair of
 free throws, Parker sunk two from the line and then banked in a runner to push
 the spread back to 109-99 with 4:15 to go.
 Orlando never got within less than five the rest of the way.
 Earlier,  the  Spurs led 31-27 after  a quarter of play, but Orlando outscored
 them 34-28 in the second and took a 61-59 edge into the break.
 Ginobili  scored  seven points  in the  third and San  Antonio headed into the
 fourth with an 88-83 advantage.
                                   Game Notes
 Splitter  finished  with 14  points and  six rebounds ...  The Spurs shot 53.1
 percent  (43-of-81)  from the floor  and 45  percent (9-of-20) from beyond the
 03/09 01:17:45 ET