San Antonio Spurs beat Golden State Warriors

The San Antonio Spurs made it two wins out of two on their tough California road trip with a 113-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Gregg Popovich, coach of the NBA champions, chose not to rest his big three – Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan – despite a hard-fought 89-85 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers only 24 hours earlier, and they got the rewards.

Parker scored 28 while dishing out seven assists, with Duncan collecting 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Ginobili adding 17 points in 26 minutes.

The Portland Trail Blazers wiped out a 23-point first-half deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-100.

It appeared as though the game was heading into overtime when Gary Neal made a lay-up for Charlotte on the buzzer, but the call was reversed after review.

Not to be outdone, the Dallas Mavericks came from 24 points down as they beat the Sacramento Kings 106-98.

Dirk Nowitzki’s 23 points for Dallas saw him surpass Hakeem Olajuwon for the NBA’s highest-scoring player of all-time born outside the United States. The German now has 26,953 career points.

However, the Oklahoma City Thunder’s rally fell short as they slipped to an 85-78 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, who were led by 19 points from OJ Mayo.

Kobe Bryant earned an unwanted record as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to a 107-102 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Tennessee.

Bryant led the Lakers, now 1-6 on the season, with 28 points, but made only 10 of 26 from the field to surpass John Havlicek for the most career missed field goals in the NBA.

The Toronto Raptors overcame an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 104-100 as DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points.