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NEW ORLEANS -- Tony Parker was causing the Pelicans so much trouble with his dazzling dribble drives that New Orleans best defender, agile big man Anthony Davis, stepped out to challenge the shifty San Antonio point guard on the perimeter during the critical final five minutes. With a shoulder fake to his right and a cross-over dribble to the left, Parker wrong-footed Davis and exploded down an open lane for yet another easy layup. Parker scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and also doled out nine assists, and the Spurs overcame a 14-point deficit en route to a 102-95 victory over the Pelicans on Monday night. "Tony pretty much carved them up," said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, referring to Parker as "a monster" down the stretch. Tim Duncan scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, and Marco Belinelli added 13 against his former club. Davis had 17 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, Anthony Morrow added 20 points and Eric Gordon scored 19 for the Pelicans, who appeared in line for their fifth win in six games when they led by 14 near the end of the third quarter. The Spurs had other plans, outscoring New Orleans 38-19 in the final period. "Finally, in the fourth quarter, we were more physical and played better defence," Parker said. "And we just know how to win. ... In the fourth quarter, when its tight, we know how to execute and we know what we want to do on offence." Duncan had a difficult first half, hitting only two of his first eight shots and even missing a dunk, but looked like his usual self when it mattered. He opened the third quarter by making 5 of 7 shots. Parker added 10 points in the quarter, and his scoop shot had San Antonio as close as 65-62 with 3:13 left in the period. But New Orleans regained its rhythm once more while the Spurs briefly came unhinged. Shortly after Morrows 3 made it 70-62, Parker and Duncan were called for technical fouls on the same offensive possession. Morrow made both free throws, then got fouled and made two more free throws, and New Orleans went back up by 14 on Greg Stiemsmas tip-in. San Antonio simply wouldnt go away, suffocating New Orleans shooters and forcing four turnovers in the first six minutes of the final quarter. "We had some costly turnovers," Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. "A number of our guys, you look at our numbers, we just did not shoot the ball well across the board, in the fourth quarter for sure." The Pelicans has 16 turnovers in all, leading to 18 San Antonio points, and New Orleans made only 8 of 21 shots (38 per cent) in the final period. That, combined with Parkers clutch play, was too much to overcome. "Tony Parker got it going and we didnt corral him enough when he got in the paint," Morrow said. "He just made more plays down the stretch." The Spurs, meanwhile, took over the game with a 12-0 run that began when Patty Mills hit a 19-foot jumper and followed that with a 3. Then Danny Green, back from a broken left hand to play for the first time in 10 games, made his first shot -- a 3-pointer -- on his seventh attempt with 7:24 to go to pull the Spurs to 82-78. Parker completed the comeback a few plays later with his driving floater that tied it at 82 with 5:48 to go. "We played badly for 24-plus minutes -- made a lot of mistakes and finally put a stretch together," Duncan said. "We finally made some shots, honestly. We made, I think, two 3s in a row during the run that were big for us. We just needed something. We needed some kind of spark, some kind of stop-and-score. ... We had a crew in there that did it well." The Pelicans shot nearly 57 per cent in the first half (21 of 37) and led for most of it. Morrow made five of his first six shots and Gordon had 12 early points, including a 3 that put the Pelicans up 54-42 at halftime. NOTES: Green finished with 7 points in 30 minutes in what was his first action since Jan. 12. ... Pelicans G Tyreke Evans played only five minutes, leaving the game for good shortly after hurting his right ribs in a collision with Matt Bonner. ... The halftime performer, tight-rope artist Fletcher Runyan, drew empathetic groans from the crowd when he fell and straddled the rope. After sitting on the rope with a pained expression on his face for several seconds, he gingerly got back up, landed a successful backflip, then smiled and waved as he walked off the court to applause. Discount Air Force Ones .Y. -- Kristen Gillman rallied to win the U. Cheap Vapormax China . Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. http://www.brandshoescheaponline.com/jor...le-china.html.C. -- Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500. Nike Air Force 1 Clearance . Left-handed reliever Boone Logan agreed to a $16.5 million, three-year contract on Friday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Cheap Air Force 1 China . It all would have been for naught, however, had it not been for some clutch shooting in the fourth quarter by Kobe Bryant and a couple of equally critical hustle plays by Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol in the final minutes.TORONTO -- No Jermain Defoe. Two key defenders out with injury. And Dwayne De Rosario and two young squad players away with the Canadian national team. The Greg Vanney era as manager of Toronto FC is starting with more than a few challenges. Vanney, the MLS clubs former assistant general manager and still academy director, braved grey skies and rain Tuesday in his second practice since Ryan Nelsen and five assistant coaches were fired Sunday in a bid to stop the slide of a big-ticket team that has gone 3-5-5 in its last 13 games. At 9-9-6 with 10 games to go, Toronto currently stands fourth in the Eastern Conference with 33 points, in the thick of the playoff picture but also just five points above the ninth-place team. The top five in the conference make the playoffs. Vanney, a former assistant coach at Chivas USA, jumps into the deep end Wednesday night as Toronto visits seventh-place Philadelphia, which at 7-9-9 is just three points behind. The two teams meet again Saturday in Toronto. Vanney exuded calm, however, as he met the media after practice. The same feeling was translated to his players. "In a crazy two or three days, Greg has come in and handled it tremendously," said star midfielder Michael Bradley. "He has a strong but calm way of leading." "When youre at a club that is going through some crazy times and some crazy days, its important that the leaders within that club are strong. And I think Greg has done an incredible job of that." Vanney, a 40-year-old American, played professionally for 13 years, winning three MLS Cups, the U.S. Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions Cup with the Los Angeles Galaxy. After the 2001 season, he moved to SC Bastia in France before returning to MLS in 2005 with FC Dallas. The all-star defender went on to play for the Colorado Rapids, D.C. United and the Galaxy again before retiring at the end of the 2008 season. He won 36 caps for the U.S. national side. Like Nelsen in weeks gone by, Vanney does not have a full hand to play with as the team takes on Philadelphia. Defoe is back home in England dealing with a groin injury while pundits debate whether he really wants to continue in Major League Soccer. Captain Steven Caldwell (quad) and fellow defender Justin Morrow are still out while midfielder-defender Warren Creavalle (hamstring) is probably a game away. Defenders Doneil Henry and Ashtone Morgan are back from the national team camp, but De Rosario, young goalie Quillan Roberts and midfielder Kyle Bekker are still preparing for an international friendly next Tuesday against Jamaica. The depleted roster will mean changes, although Vanney was understandably cagey about the kind of formation he will use. Anything will be better than the lackadaisical display Saturday in a 3-0 loss to the visiting New England Revolution. "Whats important for me is that we bring a high level of energy to the field and that we bring a confidence level to the field that were going to try and get three points, that were not going to try to survive," Vanney said. "I really want us to feel that we can let loose and play with some freedom, but with our tactics in mind the whole game.dddddddddddd" "We have a plan," he added, "but its a short-put-together plan. But Im confident in the group we have because we have some special players." Vanney said his preferred style is to "dictate the game, on both sides of the ball." That is at odds to the counter-attacking style employed by Nelsen, although the former manager looked to combine that with possession as the game and opposition dictated. "I dont like waiting and letting the other team dictate what we do," said Vanney. "I want to try to put the game in our vision of the game, not wait and see what the oppositions vision of the game is. And that requires us to be proactive through the course of the match. I like to be possession-oriented and I like to be attacking-minded." He cautioned that such an evolution will take time, but added: "This group is built to be dynamic." Bradley will be getting a new role, dispatched further up the field. Under Nelsen, Bradleys role seemed all-encompassing with the American international often taking the ball from the centre back to trigger an attack with his pinpoint passing. "I think Michaels strengths are to play forward and to feel the freedom to move forward and drive the team," said Vanney. "Hes a great final passer, hes great at arriving into the (penalty) box late and driving into attacks late. Hes outstanding at closing people down. "We just have to make sure were all doing it together. It doesnt make sense if one guys closing people down and four guys, five guys around him are dropping back. Its making sure that were all on the same page." Jason Bent, the lone holdover among Nelsens assistant coaches, was joined at practice by academy head goalie coach Jon Conway, under-14 coach Nick Theslof and Jim Liston, the academys director of sports science. While praising each one, Vanney said it was an interim staff while everything is being assessed. "This has all happened so fast, were going to evaluate," he said. "I want to make sure theyre all comfortable in the roles and the positions that we see for them." The change has been so fast that Nelsens parking space and sign was still in place Tuesday, a lone empty stall in the lot outside the clubs north Toronto practice facility. There was one immediate change under the new regime. Reporters were allowed to watch practice from the edge of the field. Under Nelsen, the Hubble telescope was needed to see what was going on with drills held far away. Asked what his message to fans was, Bradley replied: "Keep the faith. "I dont pretend to know everything thats gone on at this club since Day 1. I know that theres been promises, heartbreak, disappointment. "But its only going to mean that the people who are with us and the people who are going to be there when we do get this right and when we do have success, its only going to make it that much better." ' ' '

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