Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the host San Antonio Spurs shook off a "disappointing" $250,000 fine by the NBA to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-95 in overtime Saturday night.
Coach Gregg Popovich said before the win he doesn't know if the Spurs will appeal the NBA's stiff penalty for sending Duncan, Parker and two others home to rest Thursday instead of them suiting up against the Miami Heat in a nationally televised game.
Popovich said he was disappointed by commissioner David Stern's decision. He also didn't rule out sitting out players again in the future.
Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points. Zach Randolph had 17 points and 15 rebounds and was one of three Memphis players with double-doubles. Mike Conley had 18 points and 12 assists, and Rudy Gay had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The unprecedented fine announced Friday overshadowed the first meeting this season between two of the West's winningest teams. Even Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban -- who knows a thing or two about running afoul of Stern and getting hit in the checkbook -- sounded off on the fine before his team's own game Saturday night.
Cuban believes the NBA was right to sanction his top rivals for messing with the league's "money train" -- meaning lucrative national television contracts. Yet he also called scheduling that marquee TNT game at the end of the Spurs' six-game road swing a "dumb" move on the NBA's
Heat 102, Nets 89: Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, LeBron James added 21 points and host Miami rallied from a 14-point deficit to snap Brooklyn's five-game winning streak. The Heat won its sixth straight and remained atop the Eastern Conference.
Mavericks 92, Pistons 77: O.J. Mayo broke out of a shooting slump with 27 points, and host Dallas celebrated Derek Fisher's Mavericks debut with a victory.
Fisher got the start a day after the 16-year veteran's first practice with the Mavs. His presence seemed to spark Darren Collison, the struggling young point guard he was brought in to help. Collison had eight assists and no turnovers. Fisher's stat line was modest -- two points on 1-of-8 shooting and three assists,
Bucks 91, Celtics 88: Larry Sanders had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and host Milwaukee rallied for a victory after Boston scored the first 17 points of the game.
Rockets 124, Jazz 116: Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin had 19 apiece and host Houston beat Utah, which lost despite shooting 51 percent overall and going 11 for 20 from 3-point range.
Houston is averaging 113 points during a five-game home winning streak. "There's a lot more balance, and I think the ball is moving," said Lin, who led Houston with eight assists.
Trail Blazers 118, Cavaliers 117: Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave visiting Portland a win over Cleveland. An apparent game-winning basket by Batum in the first overtime was disallowed because it came after time expired.
"After the one in the first overtime was too late, I had to make sure this one counted," Batum said.
Damian Lillard (Oakland High) led Portland with 24 points, and Batum added 22.