MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -Manu Ginobili hit a jumper from the top of the key with 6.2 seconds left for the last of his 44 points, leading the San Antonio Spurs to their fourth straight win with a 100-99 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.
Ginobili dribbled behind his back and rose up over Randy Foye on the winning shot.
Minnesota had a chance win, but Sebastian Telfair's long jumper clanked around the rim and out as the buzzer sounded.
Ginobili entered the game averaging 33 points in his last three games and his torrid streak in the second quarter helped carry the Spurs to their eighth win in their last nine games and seventh in their last eight road contests.
The shooting guard had 19 points in the second quarter, hitting six straight 3-pointers in the final 6:33 of the period. He also scored 10 of San Antonio's first 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Tim Duncan added 24 points and 14 rebounds for San Antonio, and Michael Finley had 13 points. Al Jefferson scored 28 points to lead the Wolves.
Rockets 112, Heat 100
HOUSTON (AP) - Tracy McGrady scored 23 points, Yao Ming added 21 and Houston won its 10th straight game and handed Miami its 10th loss in row.
Houston has won 14 of its last 15 games and the winning streak is its longest since the championship season of 1993-94 when the team opened with 15 straight.
Miami, the NBA's worst team playing in its first game since the All-Star break, has just nine wins and has lost 25 of its last 26 games.
The Heat got 33 points from Dwyane Wade, and Shawn Marion added 18 points and 10 rebounds in his fourth game with Miami since being traded from Phoenix in the Shaquille O'Neal deal.
Trail Blazers 92, SuperSonics 88
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Roy had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks, and Portland stopped a five-game losing streak.
Kevin Durant had 20 points to lead the Sonics, who will host Portland on Friday at Key Arena. Earl Watson added 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
Travis Outlaw had 19 points for the Blazers, who improved to 20-8 at the Rose Garden this season.
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