Spurs End Road Miseries with Win Over Magic
Finally, the drought away from home is over.
The San Antonio Spurs escaped with a win on the road over the Orlando Magic, 85-83, to finally snap a five-game losing skid outside of the AT&T Center.
It wasn’t an easy win, though, as it took five minutes extra to settle the matter. And it would have gone Orlando’s way, if not for J.J. Redick’s .5 second delay in getting the ball out of his hands and swishing the three at end of overtime.
Tony Parker scored 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and the overtime period. He also dropped 9 dimes to help his team bounce back from a disappointing loss to Miami just last night. The Heat beat the Spurs 120-98, nullifying what began as a 17-point lead by the Spurs at one time, which could have gotten them their first win on the road. Nonetheless, San Antonio still keeps a good hold on top of the Western Conference standings with 10-5.
Dwight Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 25 rebounds, followed by Ryan Anderson’s 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Magic are now 10-and-4, with home and road records identical (5-2).
The Spurs host the Kings on Friday, before hitting the road again to face Houston. They then return on Monday to play the slumping New Orleans Hornets. The Magic on the other hand will face the LA Lakers on Friday, go to Boston on Monday, and the rising Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.