Duncan sinks last-second jumper to hand San Antonio 102-100 victory over Atlanta
December 4, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
SAN ANTONIO -- Tim Duncan made a jumper with 0.4 seconds left to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 102-100 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA on Monday.
Duncan finished with 23 points and 21 rebounds as San Antonio dominated the middle against the younger and more athletic Atlanta front court. Boris Diaw had 16 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 11.
Atlanta had all five starters score in double figures. Jeff Teague had 19 points, Al Horford added 18 and DeMarre Carroll finished with 17.
The Hawks trailed 98-94 when Paul Millsap made a 3-pointer over Diaw with 17.5 seconds remaining. Manu Ginobili then made a pair of free throws for the Spurs, but Teague drained a 3 over Kawhi Leonard to tie it at 100 with 4.7 seconds left.
Curling off a pick, Duncan drained a jumper near the free-throw line to put San Antonio ahead to stay. Millsap's desperation jumper hit the side of the backboard.
Tony Parker added 15 points for the Spurs. Marco Belinelli had 13 and Ginobili finished with 10.
Pelicans 131, Bulls 128, 3OT Jrue Holiday made a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining in the third overtime Monday night, giving New Orleans the victory over Chicago.
Holiday had 19 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. He made an 18-footer with 3.9 seconds remaining in regulation to tie the score at 103 and force overtime.
Ryan Anderson had a career-high 36 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including 7 for 11 on 3-pointers. Eric Gordon added 23 points for New Orleans.
Luol Deng led the Bulls with 37 points and also had eight rebounds and seven assists.
Trail Blazers 106, Pacers 102 LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds and Damian Lillard finished with 26 points to help Portland end Indiana's seven-game winning.
Paul George had a career-high 43 points for Pacers (16-2), who own the NBA's best record.
The Blazers pulled in front until early in the fourth quarter but the Pacers kept it close, and George hit consecutive 3-pointers that narrowed it to 98-96 with 1:37 left. Damian Lillard answered with a 3-pointer and Nicolas Batum made a pair of free throws for the Blazers before George hit another 3-pointer that got Indiana within 103-99 with 21 seconds to go.
Lillard hit free throws and George made yet another 3 with 10 seconds to go to make it 105-102, but the Pacers couldn't get closer.
Lillard finished with 26 points for the Blazers, who have won 13 of their last 14 games.
Other games on Monday:
Jazz 109, Rockets 103
Wizards 98, Magic 80