Spurs sink rudderless Lakers

  • Last Updated: November 14 2012, 8:14 GMT

A review of Tuesday's National Basketball Association action, with the LA Lakers beaten for the first time.

Tony Parker: 19 points for the Lakers

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With newly-appointed coach Mike D'Antoni yet to take up his post, the Los Angeles Lakers fell to their first loss since firing Mike Brown as Danny Green's late three-pointer handed the San Antonio Spurs an 84-82 victory.

Interim Lakers coach Bernie Bickerstaff watched on as Green hit the winning shot with 9.3 seconds left, with Pau Gasol missing a three-point attempt for Los Angeles moments later.

Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points while Tim Duncan had 18 and 11 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant had 28 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers.

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and JR Smith and Raymond Felton each added 21 as the New York Knicks topped the Orlando Magic 99-89 to stay unbeaten.

The Knicks are 5-0, the first time they have achieved that mark to start a season since 1993.

The Toronto Raptors scored just five points in the fourth quarter but hung on to take a 74-72 win over the Indiana Pacers.

DeMar DeRozan scored 15 points and Jose Calderon collected 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Charlotte Bobcats recorded their first back-to-back victories since December as they topped the Washington Wizards 92-76 behind 21 points from Ramon Sessions.

The Brooklyn Nets enjoyed a third straight win as Deron Williams piled up 26 points and 10 assists and Joe Johnson scored 25 in a 114-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a four-game losing streak as Damian Lillard scored 22 points in a 103-86 win over the Sacramento Kings.


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