Wednesday, March 25, 2009. (AP) -- Tony Parker scored 42 points and the San Antonio Spurs, playing without Tim Duncan, ended Atlanta's eight-game home winning streak with a 102-92 victory on Wednesday night.
Parker enjoyed his second-best scoring total of the season. He set a career high with 55 points at Minnesota on Nov. 5.
Joe Johnson had 30 points, including Atlanta's first 11 points of the fourth quarter, but he had too little help as the Hawks suffered their first loss at Philips Arena since March 1. No other Atlanta player scored in the period until Mike Bibby's 3-pointer with 1:54 remaining and Josh Smith added a jam 30 seconds later to cut the Spurs' lead to 96-90.
Parker, who had 10 assists, answered with six straight points for the Spurs.
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