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|Spurs Beat Lakers on McDyess' Buzzer Beating Tip
|LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Antonio McDyess tipped in Tim Duncan's missed jump shot right before the buzzer, and the San Antonio Spurs survived the Los Angeles Lakers' late rally for an 89-88 victory Thursday night.
Tony Parker scored 21 points and Richard Jefferson added 18 in a meeting of the Western Conference's top two teams.
San Antonio nursed a small lead through most of the second half until Lamar Odom's 3-pointer with 1 minute to play and Pau Gasol's free throws with 22.7 seconds left put the Lakers ahead.
Manu Ginobili missed an open 3-pointer and Tony Parker missed a floater in the lane on the Spurs' final possession, but San Antonio got both rebounds. Duncan's shot after an inbounds play then bounced high off the back rim, but McDyess slipped inside to tip it home.
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