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Spurs march on in NBA

Tony Parker had 19 points and 12 assists as the San Antonio Spurs took their winning streak to 10 games.

Parker starred in Spurs' 96-86 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Kawhi Leonard had a double-double of his own with 10 points and 11 rebounds while Daniel Green added 15 points for the Spurs, who improved to a league-best 38-11, but lost Tim Duncan with reported knee and ankle sprains.

Washington's John Wall led all scorers with 21 points and also provided nine assists.

Kyrie Irving bounced back from one of the lowest nights of his career to produce one of his best, pouring in 35 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-110.

After last night's loss to the Detroit Pistons, Irving, perhaps inadvertently, courted controversy by saying he became "disinterested" during the game, but tonight he scored 13 points in the last three minutes of the game to leave Oklahoma City reeling.

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and Russell Westbrook 28, but it was not enough for the Northwest-leading Thunder.

James Harden dominated the Charlotte Bobcats for his first triple-double as the Houston Rockets claimed a 109-95 victory.

Harden had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and a bad night for the Bobcats was compounded by the sight of rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist being taken to hospital in a neck brace after colliding with team-mate Jeff Taylor.

Great Britain star Luol Deng had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls shrugged off their injury problems to beat the Atlanta Hawks 93-76.

Nate Robinson scored 20 points while Taj Gibson ad 19 points and 19 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich.

JR Smith scored 25 points as the New York Knicks trounced the Sacramento Kings 120-81.

Amare Stoudemire added 21 points for the Knicks, while DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and nine rebounds for the Kings.

The Orlando Magic saw their losing streak hit nine matches as the Milwaukee Bucks claimed a 107-98 win on 21 points from Monta Ellis.

Stephen Curry poured in 29 wins as the Golden State Warriors saw off the Phoenix Suns 113-93 for their fourth straight win.

The Minnesota Timberwolves saw off the New Orleans Hornets 115-86 for their first win in seven and the Portland Trail Blazersbeat the Utah Jazz 99-85.