Tony Parker leads Spurs past slumping Jazz, 106-102
Published: February 20, 2012 08:12PM
Updated: February 21, 2012 12:02AM
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Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Jazz power forward Paul Millsap (24) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) in NBA action in Salt Lake City, Monday, February 20, 2012.

Tony Parker scored 23 points while Matt Bonner and Tim Duncan added 20 each on Monday night, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-102 victory over the slumping Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena.

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The First: Jazz 30, Spurs 26

Devin Harris’ 3-point shot triggers an 11-6 start by the Jazz. The Jazz continue to dominate and own a 22-15 lead before Matt Bonner comes off the bench and buries three 3-pointers in the final 3:36.

The Second: Spurs 56, Jazz 53

Alec Burks scored four points during an 8-2 run. The Jazz take a 40-32 lead but they fail to convert eight straight possessions and go scoreless for over four minutes. Bonner has 14 points at halftime.

The Third: Jazz 80, Spurs 80

Led by Josh Howard, the Jazz open on a 13-0 run and take a 66-56 lead. It’s 69-58 after Gordon Hayward’s dunk before the Spurs again start breaking down Utah’s defense with their pick-and-roll.

The Fourth: Spurs 106, Jazz 100

The Jazz convert four straight possessions and take a 96-94 lead with five minutes left. But the Spurs counter with six straight points, including Richard Jefferson’s long jumper that makes it 100-96.

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