Tip-Off for 12/11/12 (featuring Sean “Diddy” Combs): Tony Parker grabs first career Oscar in Spurs overtime win

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Tony Parker got the best of his matchup against Jeremy Lin last night.

When looking at the career of San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker it isn’t hard to assume somewhere among his great games is a handful of triple-doubles. Not so.

After 800+ NBA career games, Parker tallied his first career triple-double last night as the Spurs pulled away in overtime of a tightly contested matchup against the Houston Rockets 134-126.

76ers 104 – Pistons 97 – The Sixers evened their season series (1-1) with the Pistons by holding them to 39 percent shooting, including 23 percent from behind the arc. Jrue Holiday led Philly with 25 points an 11 assists. Greg Monroe had 22 for Detroit.

Warriors 104 – Bobcats 96 – Steph Curry returned home to Charlotte, leading the Warriors with 27 points and 7 assists. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 24 points. Golden State won the battle on the boards 46-39 led by David Lee with 11.

Spurs 134 – Rockets 126 – Tony Parker finished with 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Gary Neal led the Spurs with 29 points. Houston’s Jeremy Lin led all scorers with a season-high 39 points.

Heat 101 – Hawks 92 – Miami shot 58 percent from the field and held Atlanta to 42 percent shooting. LeBron James paced the Heat with 27 points and 6 assists. Chris Bosh added 10 rebounds. Josh Smith led the Hawks with 22 points and 6 assists.

Mavericks 119 – Kings 96 – The Mavericks took advantage of Sacramento’s 19 turnovers to cruise to victory. O.J. Mayo led Dallas with 19 points and 7 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings and all scorers with 25 points.

Blazers 92 – Raptors 74 – Both teams shot less than 41 percent from the floor, but the Blazers won a ferocious battle on the glass 48-45. Portland won big despite going 0 for 20 from 3-point range. LaMarcus Aldiridge led the Blazers with 30 points and 12 boards. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 20 points.

The Lineup:

Tom Brady goes surgical on the Houston Texans (Sideline Pass).

Talks of his demise are fueling Dwyane Wade (Mike and McGoutry).

Nerve irritation is holding Steve Nash back (Mike and McGoutry).

Amir Johnson gets tossed. Throws mouthpiece at official (Upset Fan).

Here is an Andrew Bynum update (Comcast Philly).

Chad Johnson has a birthday message for Evelyn Lozada (In Flex We Trust).

Jeff Green is finding his role in Boston (Hoops World).

Floyd Mayweather speaks on Manny Pacquiao knockout (In Flex We Trust).

Josh Brent may attend Jerry Brown’s funeral (Cowboys Daily).

O.J. Mayo says DeMarcus Cousins has issues after low blow (SI.com).




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