The Straits Times
Published on Dec 11, 2012

Basketball: Parker shines as Spurs beat Rockets in overtime


HOUSTON, Texas (AFP) - Tony Parker recorded the first triple-double of his National Basketball Association (NBA) career with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists on Monday, as the San Antonio Spurs beat the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime.

Gary Neal nailed seven three pointers and finished with 29 points for the Spurs, who have won five consecutive games.

Manu Ginobili finished with 22 points and six assists and Danny Green had 14 points and a half dozen rebounds.

Tim Duncan had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds for San Antonio, which improved to 11-2 on the road this season.