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Spurs win Game 5 for 3-2 series lead over Mavs

NBA Playoffs

San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan (21) shoots over Dallas Mavericks’ Vince Carter during Game 5 of an opening-round NBA playoff series on Wednesday night in San Antonio.

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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.
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 ...


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