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San Antonio point guard Tony Parker (right) drives to the basket past Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving. Parker led all scorers with 24 points in the Spurs victory over the Cavaliers.USA Today Sports

Tony Parker had 24 points and the Spurs used a furious start to the fourth quarter to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-95, on Thursday night in San Antonio, remaining undefeated at home this season and avenging their previous loss in their own building.

Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists for San Antonio, which has won 10 straight overall.

LeBron James had 22 points for Cleveland, which had won eight in a row.

The Spurs extended their home winning streak to 23 games to begin the season. San Antonio has won 32 straight at home dating to 2015.


The team's last loss at home came against the Cavaliers on March 12 last year when Kyrie Irving scored an NBA season-high and career-high 57 points in a 128-125 overtime victory.

Bulls 115, 76ers 111 — Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 53 points and E'Twaun Moore had 7 of his 14 points in overtime to lead Chicago over host Philadelphia.

Butler also had 10 rebounds and six assists while making 15 of 30 field goal attempts and 21 of 25 free throws to help the Bulls snap a three-game losing streak. He became the first Chicago player to score 50 points in a game since Jamal Crawford in 2004.

Robert Covington scored 25 points and Ish Smith had 24 for the 76ers, who fell to 4-37.

But the Sixers didn't go down easily in this one.

Nerlens Noel's follow put Philadelphia in front 108-104 just more than a minute into overtime. Moore followed with a 3-pointer, a drive and then a 15-footer for a 7-0 run that put Chicago up 111-108 with 2:35 remaining. Butler's layup made it 113-108 before Smith's 3-pointer cut the lead to 113-111 with 1:05 remaining.

Smith had a chance to tie it but his layup with 25.9 seconds left rimmed out.


Raptors 106, Magic 103 — Kyle Lowry scored 24 points to lift Toronto to its fourth straight victory, beating Orlando in overtime at O2 Arena in London.

Cory Joseph added 19 points for the Raptors and DeMar DeRozan had 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Lowry made two free throws to put Toronto ahead, 105-100, with 43 seconds left in overtime, but Victor Oladipo answered with a 3-pointer.

After Lowry missed a shot, he stole the ball from Oladipo (27 points) and was fouled by Tobias Harris. Lowry made one of two, making it a 3-point game.

Nikola Vucevic's last-second shot from near halfcourt bounced off the rim.

Oladipo scored 27 points for the Magic, who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Evan Fournier chipped in 21 points for Orlando, Vucevic had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Harris had 16 points and 11 boards.

Grizzlies 103, Pistons 101 — Mario Chalmers scored 25 points, including a leaning 19-foot jumper with less than a second left to give host Memphis the win over Detroit.

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In late games Wednesday: host Denver held off Golden State, 112-110, handing the Warriors their third loss of the season. The defending NBA champions fell to 36-3; they had won seven straight since losing at Dallas on Dec. 30; Cole Aldrich had 19 points and seven rebounds as the Clippers beat Miami, 104-90, in Los Angeles for their 10th straight victory; Eric Gordon hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead visiting New Orleans to a 109-97 win over Sacramento; and Damian Lillard finished with 21 points, 10 assists, and 7 rebounds to help host Portland rebound from a slow start and defeat Utah, 99-85.