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SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker was nursing a sprained left ankle and playing a critical playoff game on no sleep only hours after the birth of his first child. Lawrence Taylor Jersey . It was the perfect formula for a resurgent performance from the San Antonio Spurs point guard. Parker had 23 points and five assists and San Antonio never trailed in a 109-103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, taking a 3-2 lead in the first-round series. "Coming into the game I told him this is perfect for you," Spurs forward Tim Duncan said. "This is what he does in situations like this where he doesnt get a lot of sleep or is in a stressful situation. He always seems to play better. I somewhat expected it from him. "He was really excited before the game. Obviously, he was really excited to have his son here and wanted to get this game really badly not only for his son but for the situation and the timing of it. He was really focused and it was good for us." Parkers rebirth put San Antonio on the verge of closing out a tense series against its intrastate rival with Game 6 set for Friday in Dallas. Vince Carter scored 28 points on 10-for-16 shooting for the Mavericks. Carters 3-pointer with 3 minutes left pulled Dallas within 98-94 but Parker followed a minute later with his only 3-pointer of the game for a 101-94 advantage, punctuating the shot with a loud scream. His son Josh was born early in the morning to his fiancee Axelle Francine. "It was crazy, cause it happened last night, late," Parker said. "I didnt sleep. I basically didnt sleep the whole night and just played on adrenaline today. "Im a happy man right now." After shooting 5 for 14 in scoring just 10 points in San Antonios Game 4 victory, Parker responded with a frantic start. He mixed in three driving layups and two mid-range jumpers to start the game making 5 of his first 7 shots. Parkers drives helped the Spurs struggling offence maintain a consistent rhythm for the first time in the series. Manu Ginobili had 19 points and Tiago Splitter added 17 points and 12 rebounds as San Antonio regained home-court advantage. Duncan added 16 points and 12 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard had 15 points for the Spurs. After averaging 16 points in the series first four games, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki found the stroke in scoring 26 points on 10-for-20 shooting. But it wasnt enough to overcome Parker and the Spurs returning to form. "Vince shot the ball incredibly, Dirk found his rhythm and really made some tough shots," Duncan said. "But we were able to counter that offensively by moving the ball, hitting the glass, getting into the paint and getting some easy stuff for ourselves and loosen it up." San Antonio took its largest lead of the game at 24-11 6 minutes into the first quarter as Ginobili hit a 3-pointer seconds after entering the game. The Spurs rediscovered the aggressive defence, long-range shooting and fluid ball movement that fueled them to the leagues best record. San Antonio was 8 for 16 from 3-point range and had 24 assists while committing just six turnovers. The Spurs finished with 54 points in the paint while shooting 47 per cent overall from the field. "I think they moved the ball well and, of course, they got a lot of layups, so thats most of it," Carter said. "They did a great job of just moving the ball and making the right decisions, keeping us on our heels. I think we just have to go back to the drawing board and let it all hang out." Danny Green hit a 3-pointer to give San Antonio a 67-57 lead with 7:22 remaining in the third quarter after starting a fast break by tipping the ball from behind on a driving Ellis. Splitter threw a bounce pass into the lane to feed a cutting Parker for a layup with 7 minutes remaining in the game for a 91-81 lead. Splitter had nine points, six rebounds and four assists in the fourth quarter. The Mavericks were within four points with 3 minutes remaining. Nowitzki had an opportunity to pull Dallas closer but upfaked Splitter and dribbled out of a clean look at a 3-point attempt only to miss a 17-foot jumper with 2:35 remaining. "I would obviously like to have that one back there on the wing when I faked Splitter, to make it a two-point game," Nowitzki said. "That was a big shot. I have to make that one." NOTES: After initially stating that an ouster of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was a "slippery slope," Dallas Mark Cuban refused to comment after NBA commissioner Adam Silver did just that Tuesday. "Im going to tell you exactly what I did," Cuban said. "I went and looked at a picture of my house since Im on the road and I saw that it was made out of a whole lot of glass, so I decided I dont have anything more to say on the whole topic. Thats my statement."... Dallas Samuel Dalembert had to be helped off the court after twisting his left ankle while getting tied up with Green on a rebound. Dalembert returned in the second quarter and finished with two points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes. Harry Carson Giants Jersey . The flanker began his comeback from a right shoulder injury by coming off the bench on Saturday when Wales opened with a victory over Italy. Warburton replaces Justin Tipuric, one of three changes announced on Tuesday by coach Warren Gatland. Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey . The weekend at Oriole Park has been less kind, with three players suffering varying degrees of injury. The worst ailment of the three, at least optically, is the deep bone bruise suffered by Adam Lind when he fouled a pitch off the top of his right foot in the sixth inning of Saturdays game. . Halak did not get the start in the Washington Capitals Tuesday night game against the St.CHICAGO - The Indiana Pacers were without six players and coming off a 21-point loss.Coach Frank Vogel felt he still had enough to win, and thats what the Pacers did.A.J. Price, Luis Scola and Solomon Hill all scored 21 points, and the injury-plagued Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 99-90 on Saturday night.Chris Copeland added 13 points for the Pacers, who had lost seven of nine and fell 108-87 to the Nuggets on Friday after trailing by as much as 33.We got plenty of guys in uniform. Lets focus on the strengths we have with this group, try to win the next game, weather the storm, Vogel said about his teams focus.The Pacers (4-7) earned another impressive win after beating Miami 81-75 on Wednesday.Its going to be somebody different every night, Pacers centre Roy Hibbert said. Were not a team that has someone who scores 20 every night.Were trying to hold it down until everybody gets back.Jimmy Butler had a career-high 32 points for the Bulls, who played without the injured Derrick Rose and had won six of seven.The Pacers shot 7 for 18 from beyond the arc and 48 per cent overall. The Bulls shot just 4 for 17 from 3-point range and 42 per cent from the field.The Pacers also outrebounded the Bulls 46-34. Hill grabbed 12 rebounds and Scola had 11.Its a tough-minded group, Vogel said. Were just trying to play to our strength, which is our size up front, even with (David) West out.The Bulls are 2-3 at home compared to 5-0 on the road.We got beat in every aspect of the game, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. Weve got to figure out how to play better here. We just played a low-energy game.Butler pulled the Bulls within two on a breakaway dunk late in the third, but Copeland hit a 3 and Price completed a three-point play early in the fourth for a 75-65 lead.Prices 3 extended the lead to 88-71 with 6:42 left, and Hill made one for a 93-81 lead with 1:29 remaining.The Pacers led 46-42 at halftime after shooting 50 per cent to the Bulls 44 per cent. Scola led the Pacers with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting after entering the game averaging seven points.Pau Gasol finished with 12 points and six rebounds for the Bulls after averaging 19.3 and 11.1. The Bulls ended their streak of having at least five players score in double figures in all their games. Kirk Hinrich scored 15.The Pacers were 29th in the league in scoring at 91.2 points per game entering Saturday.When the guys are back, were going to have a really strong team, Scola said.___TIP-INSPacers: Rodney Stuckey (sore foot), CJ Miles (sore calf), David West (sprained ankle), George Hill (bruised knee), CJ Watson (bruised foot) and Paul George (broken leg) all sat out. . Vogel said Stuckey and Miles are likely the closest to returning, perhaps early nnext week. Dalvin Tomlinson Giants Jersey. Bulls: Hinrich started in place of Rose. . With his first assist, Gasol became the sixth player in NBA history with 16,000 points, 8,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocks.ROSE UPDATERose was out after straining his left hamstring Thursday in the Bulls 100-93 victory over the Toronto Raptors. He is day to day and missed four games because of sprained ankles. To try to speculate where hell be tomorrow, I dont know, Thibodeau said. Im hopeful if he improves the way he did today, thatll be a really positive thing, so thats what were hoping for.BIG NIGHTButler scored at least 20 points for the fifth time this season. He is the first Bulls player to score 30 or more since Luol Deng had 37 on Dec. 2, 2013, against New Orleans.UP NEXTPacers: Host Charlotte on Wednesday.Bulls: Visit Clippers on Monday to begin a two-week, seven-game trip.?&?????No. 1 Mississippi State (9-1) lost to No. 4 Alabama 25-20. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday.No. 2 Florida State (10-0) beat Miami 30-26. Next: vs. Boston College, Saturday.No. 3 Oregon (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.No. 4 Alabama (9-1) beat No. 1 Mississippi State 25-20. Next: vs. Western Carolina, Saturday.No. 5 TCU (9-1) beat Kansas 34-30. Next: at Texas, Thursday, Nov. 27.No. 6 Baylor (8-1) did not play. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday.No. 7 Arizona State (8-1) at Oregon State. Next: vs. Washington State, Saturday.No. 8 Ohio State (9-1) beat Minnesota 31-24. Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday.No. 9 Auburn (7-3) lost to No. 16 Georgia 34-7. Next: vs. Samford, Saturday.No. 10 Mississippi (8-2) did not play. Next: at Arkansas, Saturday.No. 11 Nebraska (8-2) lost to No. 22 Wisconsin 59-24. Next: vs. Minnesota, Saturday.No. 12 Michigan State (8-2) beat Maryland 37-15. Next: vs. Rutgers, Saturday.No. 13 Kansas State (7-2) did not play. Next: at West Virginia, Thursday.No. 14 UCLA (8-2) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Saturday.No. 15 Notre Dame (7-3) lost to Northwestern 43-40, OT. Next: vs. Louisville, Saturday.No. 16 Georgia (8-2) beat No. 9 Auburn 34-7. Next: vs. Charleston Southern, Saturday.No. 17 Arizona (8-2) beat Washington 27-26. Next: at No. 25 Utah, Saturday.No. 18 Clemson (7-3) lost to No. 24 Georgia Tech 28-6. Next: vs. Georgia State, Saturday.No. 19 Duke (8-2) lost to Virginia Tech 17-16. Next: vs. North Carolina, Thursday.No. 20 LSU (7-4) lost to Arkansas 17-0. Next: at Texas A&M, Thursday, Nov. 27.No. 21 Marshall (10-0) beat Rice 41-14. Next: at UAB, Saturday.No. 22 Wisconsin (8-2) beat No. 11 Nebraska 59-24. Next: at Iowa, Saturday.No. 23 Colorado State (9-1) did not play. Next: vs. New Mexico, Saturday.No. 24 Georgia Tech (9-2) beat No. 18 Clemson 28-6. Next: at No. 16 G?? ' ' '

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