Tony Parker racked up 23 points and 12 assists to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 98-93 victory over the struggling Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Behind Parker's efforts and a big night from Matt Bonner off the bench, the Spurs halted a three-game road losing streak and prevailed without the services of Tim Duncan. The veteran forward was rested for the game with San Antonio playing for the second time in two nights. Bonner helped offset Duncan's absence by hitting 7-of-8 shots -- including 3-of-3 from 3-point range -- en route to a season-best 17 points. Kawhi Leonard and Tiago Splitter added 14 points each in the Spurs' fourth straight win overall. San Antonio also received a boost from its defense, limiting Atlanta to a 41.2 success rate from the field while scoring 25 points off 15 Hawks' turnovers. Josh Smith finished with 21 points and Kyle Korver had 19 for the Hawks, who were dealt an eighth defeat in their last 10 outings and received some additional bad news earlier in the day.
Final Score: Sacramento 97, Charlotte 93
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Marcus Thornton scored 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins notched a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings edged the Charlotte Bobcats, 97-93, at Time Warner Cable Arena. Tyreke Evans added 16 points to go with four assists and Isaiah Thomas finished with 15 points for the Kings, winners in three of their last four games. Jason Thompson scored 11 points in the victory. Ramon Sessions scored 16 points, Gerald Henderson had 15 and Kemba Walker dropped in 14 points to go with 10 assists for the Bobcats, who have dropped six of their last seven. Hakim Warrick and Ben Gordon added 12 points apiece in the setback.
Final Score: Memphis 85, Chicago 82 (OT)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Marc Gasol scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting and the Memphis Grizzlies bounced back from squandering a 17-point third- quarter lead to outlast the Chicago Bulls in an 85-82 overtime decision at the United Center. Back from a one-game absence due to a strained back, Zach Randolph amassed 13 points and 19 rebounds to help Memphis extend the Bulls' struggles at home this season. Rudy Gay added 16 points and eight points for the Grizzlies, who halted a three-game skid with Friday's 85-69 triumph over Sacramento despite having Randolph unavailable. Chicago dropped to 11-11 at the United Center on the season after failing to overcome not having its leading scorer in the lineup. Forward Luol Deng was held out of the contest after aggravating a hamstring injury in Friday's overtime victory at Boston. Jimmy Butler had a career-high 18 points starting in Deng's place, but the Bulls shot just 36.5 percent as a team and had a three-game win streak snapped. Carlos Boozer finished with 17 points and 14 rebounds in the setback.
Final Score: Minnesota 92, Houston 79
Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Andrei Kirilenko led six Minnesota players in double figures with 21 points as the Timberwolves downed the Houston Rockets, 92-79, at Target Center on Saturday. Luke Ridnour added 16 points and Chris Johnson had 15 for the Timberwolves, who snapped a five-game skid. Johnson had 13 of his points in the final quarter. Derrick Williams, J.J. Barea and Mickael Gelabale finished with 11 points apiece in the triumph. James Harden had 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Carlos Delfino added 15 points for the Rockets, losers of seven straight games. Jeremy Lin and Greg Smith added 12 points apiece in the setback.
Final Score: Golden State 116, New Orleans 112
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Jarrett Jack finished with a double-double for the second consecutive night and the Golden State Warriors snapped out of a three-game funk with a 116-112 triumph over the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday. In his first game back in New Orleans, where he spent the past two seasons, Jack scored 25 points to go along with 12 assists. Jack came off the bench, as Stephen Curry returned to the starting lineup following a two-game absence with an ankle injury. Curry finished with 20 points, seven assists and four steals while Klay Thompson notched a game-high 29 points. The Warriors, who came in losers in five of six, bounced back despite missing David Lee, who sat after injuring his ankle in Friday's loss to San Antonio. Carl Landry started in his place and tallied 11 points and 11 rebounds. New Orleans was led by Eric Gordon's 23 points, but it couldn't extend a two-game winning streak. Rookie Anthony Davis finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks while Greivis Vasquez dished out 15 assists and scored eight points in defeat.
Final Score: Utah 109, Cleveland 98
Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Randy Foye netted 20 points and the Utah Jazz downed the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-98, on Saturday. Al Jefferson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Utah, which has won three in a row and five of its last six games. Dion Waiters netted 23 points to lead the Cavs, who have dropped four of their last five contests. Former Jazz swingman C.J. Miles poured in 12 points in his return to Salt Lake City.