Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin waged in a battle of point guards as the San Antonio Spurs (18-4) outlasted the Houston Rockets (9-11), 134-126, in Houston on Monday night in a game that went to overtime.
Parker was magnificent all game, and he wound up with his first career triple-double by getting 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Not to be outdone, Lin wound up with 38 points and seven assists.
Parker was far from a one-man team in this high-scoring affair, though. Gary Neal went for 29 points and was 7-of-10 from three-point range.
Check out the full box score here.
Player of the Game: Tony Parker
Parker was everywhere in this game. His stat line is magnificent, but that doesn't even tell the whole story. He paced this offense all night and was making smart decisions.
And as much as he had the ball, he still wound up with just three turnovers.
This was the second of a four-game road trip for the Spurs. They will wrap that trip up by playing at the Utah Jazz on Wednesday and then at the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.
For the Rockets, this was the second of a four-game home stand. They will conclude that stand by hosting the Washington Wizards on Wednesday and the Boston Celtics on Friday.