Parker leads Spurs past Celtics, win 8th straight
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Tony Parker scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 104-93 Wednesday night, winning their eighth straight overall and remaining undefeated at home.
Kawhi Leonard had 16 points and Tim Duncan rebounded from a poor outing in San Antonio's previous home game to score 13 points. Boris Diaw had 12 points, Tiago Splitter added 11 points and 10 rebounds and Danny Green 11 points for the Spurs (10-1).
Avery Bradley, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each had 19 points for Boston, which has lost five straight.
There were 10 lead changes and 14 ties in the first half, as neither team was able to sustain any momentum.
San Antonio was able to pull away midway through the third quarter behind strong individual efforts by Leonard, Parker and Manu Ginobili.