San Antonio 134, Houston 126

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 10, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #19 James Capers, #34 Kevin Cutler, #26 Pat Fraher
Attendance - 13959

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
San Antonio 23 41 27 29 14 134
Houston 27 36 30 27 6 126

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 18-4 7-2 11-2 W5
Houston 9-11 7-5 2-6 L3

Recap


Spurs 134, Rockets 126 (OT): Gary Neal scored a career-high 29 points and hit a personal-best seven 3-pointers as visiting San Antonio outlasted Houston in overtime.

Neal, who went 7-for-10 from 3-point range, made his biggest one with 2:22 remaining in overtime to give San Antonio a 127-122 lead. He also made two down the stretch in the fourth quarter as the Spurs battled back from a 107-99 deficit.

Tony Parker posted his first career triple-double with 27 points, 12 assists and a career-high 12 rebounds. Manu Ginobili added 22 points and opened overtime with a jumper before setting up Neal's final 3-pointer.

Jeremy Lin tied a career-high with 38 points for the Rockets, who were without leading scorer James Harden (sprained right ankle). He scored 10 over the final 2:27 of the third quarter that turned a six-point deficit into a 93-91 lead. Lin also made a career-high four 3-pointers but was forced into a 24-second violation with 5.3 seconds remaining.

Omer Asik had a career-high 21 points and hit the bank shot that forged a 120-120 tie with 37.3 seconds left in regulation. In overtime, he saw his jump shot blocked by Danny Green and missed a hook shot that would have tied the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK:  F Carlos Delfino started for Harden but scored just five points on 2-of-12 from the field. ... The Rockets lost to San Antonio for the second time in three nights despite hitting a season-high 16 3-pointers. ... Neal's previous career-high had been 27 points at Portland on Nov. 10.  ... Chandler Parsons scored 20 points and hit four 3-pointers.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Houston
Gary Neal 29 Scoring Jeremy Lin 38
Tony Parker 12 Assists Jeremy Lin 7
Tim Duncan 13 Rebounds Omer Asik 10
Tim Duncan 8 Free Throws Made Jeremy Lin 12
Danny Green 2 Steals Carlos Delfino 3
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Greg Smith 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 134 52.2 14-30 24-26 31 49 8 6 19
Houston 126 42.3 16-30 28-36 24 40 8 12 15

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Washington. The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Utah . The Spurs have a W/L % of .778 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.