Parker leads Spurs, Knicks bounce back

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Updated: November 26, 2012

Tony Parker starred again for San Antonio, Anthony got the Knicks back to winning ways, Boston need overtime to beat Orlando and Denver, Philadelphia and Brooklyn also registered wins on NBA Sunday.

Tony Parker netted 11 of his 32 points over two overtimes in the San Antonio Spurs’ 111-106 win over the Toronto Raptors. Parker’s back-to-back pull-up jumpers from the left elbow over the final two minutes of the second overtime helped the Spurs hang on. Tim Duncan tallied 26 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Spurs, who have won three straight games.

Carmelo Anthony poured in a game-high 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting as the New York Knicks thumped the Detroit Pistons, 121-100, at Madison Square Garden. Steve Novak went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc en route to 18 points, while J.R. Smith contributed 15 points and 10 boards for the Knicks, who were coming off a loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday in which they allowed a season-high 131 points. Rasheed Wallace netted 15 points and Raymond Felton donated 14 with 10 assists in the victory.

Joe Johnson netted 21 points, while Deron Williams tallied 15 points and 12 assists in the Brooklyn Nets’ 98-85 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Brook Lopez added 15 points and eight rebounds and Kris Humphries chipped in 14 points and 10 boards for Brooklyn, which has won six of its first seven home games.

Rajon Rondo turned in another solid performance, falling one rebound shy of a triple-double in the Boston Celtics’ 116-110 victory over the Orlando Magic in overtime. Rondo notched 15 points and 16 assists, tying John Stockton for second-most games with at least 10 assists. It was the 37th straight game Rondo has accomplished the feat. Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass each recorded double-doubles. Garnett tallied 24 points and 10 boards while Bass put forth a 13-point, 12-rebound effort in the Celtics’ sixth straight victory over the Magic. Paul Pierce netted 23 points in the win.

Jrue Holiday poured in a career-high 33 points and handed out 13 assists on Sunday night, as the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted the Phoenix Suns, 104-101, at Wells Fargo Center. Evan Turner chipped in 16 points and nine rebounds and Lavoy Allen added 11 points and six boards for the Sixers, who had lost two straight.

Andre Iguodala scored a game-high 23 points on Sunday night, as the Denver Nuggets downed the New Orleans Hornets, 102-84, at Pepsi Center.

Tonight sees San Antonio remain on the road against winless Washington, Brooklyn can join New York at the top of the Atlantic division if they beat their neighbours at the Barclays Center, Portland are in Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee go head to head in the battle for top spot in the Central division, Cleveland, Charlotte and Denver are on the road to Memphis, Oklahoma and Utah, while the Clippers look to stop a 3 game losing streak against New Orleans.