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SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs have said their goal this season was not to have the leagues best record. Jason Grilli Jersey . But once it was in sight, they went for it. Danny Green had a career-high 33 points and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns 112-104 on Friday and clinch home-court throughout the playoffs. "Its a big plus," Green said. "Its not something we were focused on, but we know it will help us. Well be at home for most of the playoffs. The biggest thing for us is to stay healthy and to build chemistry. Winning games in the process helps and we get home-court advantage. Thats just the extra bonus for us." Eric Bledsoe had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to lead Phoenix (47-32), which fell into a tie with Memphis for the Wests eighth seed. Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points for the Spurs and Tony Parker added 18 points and three assists in his return from a two-game absence due to a back injury. Green was 7 for 10 on 3-pointers in pushing San Antonio (62-18) to victory without Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, who both sat out the second game of a back-to-back for rest. It appeared the remaining Spurs were taking the night off, too, as the Suns ran past them early. Phoenix took a 35-14 lead with 2 minutes left in the first quarter and was shooting 60 per cent from the field midway through the second quarter. "(The Spurs) could have said, Oh, its tough, three (games) in four nights, back-to-back, and were just going to take a blow tonight." San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "But they didnt do it. Those guys have a lot of pride. I think some of the assistant coaches got on them; cause you know I didnt, I just kind of watched a little bit." Popovich was able to jest about his demeanour, but the mood was sombre in the Suns locker room. Phoenix faces the seventh-seeded Mavericks in Dallas on Saturday night before hosting the Grizzlies on Monday and playing at Sacramento on Wednesday. The Suns likely must win out for any chance to reach the post-season. "We dont have much choice; our season is on the line," Bledsoe said. Making matters worse is Phoenix appeared to have Fridays game well in hand until it was outscored 37-19 in the third quarter. "They do what they always do, they lock in in the second half," Bledsoe said. "When theyre down, they dont panic. We had too many good shots and good looks early. We thought we were going to come in the second half and it was going to be easy like the first half and we just werent as aggressive or locked in." After a sluggish start, Parker took over offensively to spark a 29-14 run to close the third quarter. Parker hit a 15-foot jumper, a 3-foot driving jumper and an 18-footer before Green hit a 3-pointer to pull San Antonio within 72-68 with 6:45 left in third. "I was just trying to be aggressive," Parker said. "We were down 13; so I just tried to bring some energy to the team. It was a back-to-back for everybody. And I had four or five days off, so I was just trying to bring energy." Marco Belinellis 19-foot jumper put San Antonio up 79-78, its first lead since leading 9-8 with 8 minutes left in the first quarter. Phoenix regained the lead in the fourth, taking a 98-97 advantage on Channing Fryes 3 with 4:25 remaining but Leonard and Belinelli followed with 3s to give San Antonio a lead it didnt relinquished. "Theyre a good team, it doesnt matter who they put out there, they play hard," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "You know other guys want to step up and we let guys get going. Danny Green, we couldnt stop him. Tony Parker in the third was great. They played better than we did." NOTES: NBA commissioner Adam Silver attended the game after sitting in on the Spurs quarterly meeting. It was Silvers first game in San Antonio since taking over as commissioner Feb. 1 when David Stern retired. Suns G Goran Dragic (ankle) missed the game, but Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek expects him to play Saturday in Dallas. ... Phoenix scored 37 points in the first quarter, coming within 3 points of matching the most points San Antonio has allowed in the quarter set by Houston on Dec. 25. Brett Anderson Jersey . "Well over 50 (per cent)," coach Claude Noel said Tuesday after practice, where the Jets were looking at ways to cut down the scoring chances theyve been giving away. Roy Halladay Jersey .com) - Hassan Whiteside scored 20 points with nine rebounds in the Miami Heats 83-75 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.CORNER BROOK, N.L. - Corryn Brown led her B.C. rink to the championship round of the Canadian junior curling championships on Monday with an 8-3 win over Carina McKay-Saturnino of the Northwest Territories in womens Pool B play.B.C. improved to 5-0 with the win, and erased the hurt of missing the national championships in 2014, a year after winning the Canadian title.I really think that was kind of the huge driving factor for us, definitely. That was a crushing defeat, for sure, said Brown, referring to losing in the provincial final a year ago. And it really made us want it more, to be honest. The first year we won it, we didnt really have any past experience, but having won it and then losing it? That was a huge crushing disappointment, especially being defending Canadian champions.Nova Scotias Mary Fay (3-2) improved her hopes of moving on to the championship round with a 6-4 win over Prince Edward Islands Veronica Smith (2-4), while New Brunswicks Justine Comeeau (3-2) stole three in the 10th end for an 8-6 win over Newfoundland/Labradors Sarah Hill (0-5). Toronto Blue Jays Jerseys. In Pool A, Albertas Kelsey Rocque (5-0) is moving on after a bye on Monday night. Also clinching a position in the championship round was Ontarios Chelsea Brandwood (5-1), who beat Manitobas Beth Peterson (2-3) 8-3.In mens action, both pool leaders locked up their spots in the championship round. In Pool A, Quebecs Felix Asselin ran his win streak to five games with a 6-2 triumph over Nova Scotias Matthew Manuel (1-4).In Pool B, Albertas Karsten Sturmay also improved to 5-0 with an 8-2 win over the Yukons Joe Wallingham (2-4), while New Brunswicks Rene Comeau (4-1) clinched his championship round berth by beating Matthew Miller of the Northwest Territories (0-5) 10-5. Saskatchewans Jacob Hersikorn (4-1) had the bye on Monday night.In the other mens Pool A game, Newfoundland/Labradors Greg Smith (2-3) beat Nunavuts Kane Komaksiutiksak (0-4). Stitched Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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