SAN ANTONIO (AP) After a 25-day, nine-game road trip, this San Antonio Spurs have been happy that they are back in their particular building, peaceful and prepared to include on their particular 18-game household profitable streak.
Maybe as well relaxed.
Jermaine O'Neal acquired 22 factors as well as thirteen rebounds, Phoenix Suns rallied to upend San Antonio 105-101, dazzling a raucous audience of which have initiated celebrating midway from the third 1 / 4 solely for you to exit in silence.
Los Angeles Clippers . possessed 19 details and 11 rebounds, and also DeJuan Blair and also Kawhi Leonard additional fifteen factors apiece.
Luis Scola put in 15 details as well as Goran Dragic experienced tough luck tips and tough luck assists intended for Phoenix, which will snapped a six-game losing skills resistant to the Spurs.
''We are usually just about all pretty upset, especially following a efficiency we all possessed for the road,'' San Antonio protect Manu Ginobili said. ''Coming back home in addition to sacrificing the initial one will be hard, however it happens. We got relaxed after like a lengthy roads trip, but and this takes place in the NBA when you cannot perform your current best.''
After intending 7-2 around the street journey because of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, your league-leading Spurs (45-14) seemed to possess the experience well at hand using a robust 3 rd district by Parker.
Amid meows regarding ''MVP,'' Parker experienced 10 points from the period seeing that San Antonio extended its bring about two bottle digits. His support to Duncan having 10 seconds left inside the 3 rd offered your Spurs a 56-45 lead and his 10-foot jumper put them upwards 69-58.
Leonard's several using 1.1 seconds afforded San Antonio a 77-67 guide going into the particular fourth.
Trailing by way of eleven things with 11:29 eventually left in the game, the actual Suns rallied at the rear of O'Neal. The frequent middle experienced tough luck points as well as personal training rebounds as Phoenix (20-39) outscored San Antonio 33-23 inside the fourth.
''For us, we've been certainly definitely not from the playoff run, but it is concerning attempting to be a more rewarding team,'' O'Neal said. ''Games such as these are just what exactly build identity along with put us while in the proper direction. That's what exactly we're seeking to do.''
The Suns pulled inside 97-95 with just one minute left over on Marcus Morris ' 3. Parker attempted to stay this Spurs ahead, tossing in a floater, a jump chance as well as feeding Duncan for the jumper that will bought San Antonio a 99-97 lead by using 11 seconds left.
Ginobili produced probably a pair of free brings by using 3.7 moments left to create them 100-97. O'Neal rebounded Ginobili's subsequent totally free throw attempt, firing a pass affordable the courtroom to help Johnson, in whose 3 or more with the buzzer tied the action with 100 in addition to sent the idea to help overtime.
''Overall most people made a great deal of thought errors,'' Spurs discipline Gregg Popovich said. ''Especially on in which very last engage in within the cost-free throw range while Johnson gone all the way straight down the particular court as well as your dog wasn't chosen up. That charge us that game.''
Johnson's three did actually stun your Spurs even more therefore than the fans.
''I feel we were form of astonished in which Manu had missed which last no cost throw, but some people manufactured a fantastic play,'' Parker said. ''Wesley made a major 3.''
San Antonio attended 0 for twelve throughout overtime, it's just items inside extra period coming while Parker made one particular of 2 totally free throws.
''I feel that they missed many shots these people typically make, and so defensively many of us managed some issues fantastic this worked fantastic to get us,'' Phoenix private coach Lindsey Hunter said.
The groups blended to go 0 with regard to 14 to help amenable overtime. Marcin Gortat's tip stick to appeared to be the initial holder of overtime, allowing Phoenix a 102-101 lead with 1:07 left.
NOTES: After a few many days for the road, the Spurs had been as a final point capable to recognition Parker for the reason that NBA Player from the Month intended for January, this before game. . San Antonio observed a second of quiet throughout honor of Dr. Jerry Buss, the particular Los Angeles Lakers manager who seem to passed away Feb. 18. . The Spurs possess gained 64 game titles entire on it has the rodeo road trips, which will begun within 2003. . A video tutorial displaying that Spurs' recent road vacation played earlier than the overall game in order to Phillip Phillips' ''Home.'' . Dragic and reigning MVP LeBron James associated with Miami is the merely people leading their workforce throughout points, assists, steals and also zero cost throw attempts. . Scola, Gortat and Markieff Morris possess played out all 58 game titles for Phoenix, using Gortat starting each.