Tony Parker was too busy to even think about how many points he scored. Amare Stoudemire thought he had a couple more than he actually did.
Parker had a career-high 55 points, including a 20-footer at the buzzer to force a second overtime, in San Antonio's 129-125 victory at Minnesota on Wednesday night. With the victory, the Spurs avoided their first 0-4 start since 1973 in the ABA.
``I just wanted to win so bad. I was going to try to do everything I can,'' said Parker, whose previous best was 38 points at Miami in January 2006.
``It's just one of those games. Everything you do, it works. ... Obviously, everybody knows if I make my jump shots, I can do whatever I want.''
In Indianapolis, Stoudemire ended up with 49 points in Phoenix's 113-103 victory over the Pacers. He left the court thinking he had a career-high 51, but had been incorrectly credited with Boris Diaw's fourth-quarter dunk.
``You guys here in Indiana cheated me,'' said Stoudemire, joking after he finished a point short of his career high of 50 set against Portland in January 2005.
Angeles Lakers 106, the Los Angeles Clippers 88; Detroit 100, Toronto 93; New York 101, Charlotte 98; Miami 106, Philadelphia 83; Boston 96, Oklahoma City 83; Atlanta 87, New Orleans 79; Milwaukee 112, Washington 104, OT; Utah 103, Portland 96; Sacramento 100, Memphis 95; and Golden State 111, Denver 101.
Parker was 22-of-36 from the field, made nine of 10 free throws and had 10 assists and seven rebounds. According to STATS, Inc., the last NBA player to have at least 55 points and 10 assists in a game was Michael Jordan. He had 57 points and 10 assists for Chicago against Washington on December 1992.
``I saw it in his eyes, man. I could tell,'' Spurs guard Roger Mason said. ``He was in that zone, like they say. He kept his foot on the pedal.''
Parker also had the most points by an opponent in the Wolves' 20-year history, breaking the mark of 53 set by Shaquille O'Neal for Orlando in 1994.
Stoudemire was 17-of-21 from the field, made 15 free throws without a miss and had 11 rebounds, six assists and five steals.
``Maybe the best game I've ever seen him play,'' Suns guard Steve Nash said.
Cavaliers 107, Bulls 93
At Cleveland, LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points - 15 on free throws - and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers.
ordon had a season-high 31 points for Chicago.
Lakers 106, Clippers 88
At Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant scored 27 points and the unbeaten Lakers used a 22-0 run in the fourth quarter to beat the winless Clippers for the sixth straight time.
Lamar Odom had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers (4-0). Al Thornton led the Clippers (0-5) with 22 points.
Pistons 100, Raptors 93
At Toronto, Tayshaun Prince scored 16 of his 27 points in the second quarter, and Richard Hamilton had 22 to help Detroit improve to 4-0.
Allen Iverson was unavailable for Detroit because Chauncey Billups, one of three players traded to Denver in exchange for Iverson, hadn't completed his physical.
Chris Bosh had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Toronto.
Knicks 101, Bobcats 98
At New York, Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Nate Robinson scored all 24 of his points in the first half, and New York ruined former Knicks coach Larry Brown's first game back at Madison Square Garden.
Raymond Felton had 18 points for Charlotte, which fell to 1-3 in its first season under Brown.
Heat 106, 76ers 83
At Miami, Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, Mario Chalmers set a franchise record with nine steals and Miami scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter.
The Heat forced 26 turnovers, matching the most in the NBA this season.
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Celtics 96, Thunder 83
At Oklahoma City, Paul Pierce had 20 points and nine rebounds, Ray Allen scored 18 points and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and eight rebounds for Boston. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 17 points.
Hawks 87, Hornets 79
At New Orleans, Joe Johnson scored 24 points and Atlanta made 12 3-pointers to improve to 3-0. Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists for New Orleans.
Bucks 112, Wizards 104, OT
At Milwaukee, Richard Jefferson scored 32 points, rookie Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 17 and Milwaukee overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit. Caron Butler scored 27 points for winless Washington.
Jazz 103, Trail Blazers 96
At Salt Lake City, Mehmut Okur scored 22 points, and Carlos Boozer added 20 - including four in the final 30 seconds - to help Utah improve to 4-0. LaMarcus Aldridge and Brandon Roy each scored 18 points for Portland.
Kings 100, Grizzlies 95
At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin Martin scored 33 points for the Kings in their first victory of the season. O.J. Mayo had 28 points for Memphis.
Warriors 111, Nuggets 101
At Oakland, Calif., Stephen Jackson had 29 points and seven assists for Golden State. Carmelo Anthony led Denver with 28 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

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