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Parker spurs on San Antonio

Tony Parker poured in 30 points and Manu Ginobili added 24 to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 121-112 NBA victory over the Orlando Magic.

The Spurs struggled for rhythm but still had enough to beat the struggling Magic, who sit last in the Southeast Division at 19-45.

The New York Knicks won their third straight game behind 26 points from Carmelo Anthony, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-97.

The victory spoiled Cleveland's party after they retired the No. 11 jersey of retired centre Zydrunas Ilgauskas at half-time.

The Los Angeles Clippers hung on in a frantic finish to beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-108. Atlanta came from 11 down in the fourth quarter and briefly tied it inside the final two minutes, but after Chris Paul put Los Angeles back in front, Jeff Teague could only split his free throws and the Clippers claimed a seventh straight win.

Mike Conley scored 20 points and Zach Randolph added 16 as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Bobcats 111-89, while Bradley Beal had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter as the Washington Wizards clung on to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-107, almost blowing a 28-point lead.

The Philadelphia Flyers sunk to a 16th consecutive loss as they went down 104-92 to the Utah Jazz, who were led by 22 points from Gordon Hayward as they snapped a five-game losing streak of their own.