SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all scored at least 20 points to help San Antonio spoil Kobe Bryant's return with a 121-97 win on Friday.

SAN ANTONIO — Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all scored at least 20 points to help San Antonio spoil Kobe Bryant's return with a 121-97 win on Friday.

Bryant had missed the previous seven games with a bruised left shin, and the Lakers went 5-2 without the NBA's scoring leader. Bryant scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting.

The Spurs stayed atop the Western Conference with their sixth straight victory while the Lakers missed a chance to clinch home court in the first round.

San Antonio has given Los Angeles its two worst losses of the season, the worst Friday night and 112-91 on Tuesday. Duncan had 21 points and eight rebounds, Parker had 20 points and 10 assists, and Ginobili added 20 points and seven assists.

Grizzlies 85, Bobcats 80

At Charlotte, N.C., Mike Conley had 18 points and seven assists as Memphis rallied to beat Charlotte, extending the Bobcats' franchise-worst losing streak to 19 games.

The Grizzlies overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and then held on to get an important victory in terms of playoff seeding in the Western Conference.

If the Bobcats (7-55) lose their final four games they will finish with the worst winning percentage in league history.

Gerald Henderson tied a career high with 32 points for the Bobcats.

Henderson's 3-pointer with 20 seconds left got the Bobcats within three points, but he turned the ball over on the next possession and Conley hit two free throws.

Zach Randolph added 14 points for Memphis.

Cavaliers 98, Knicks 90

At Cleveland, Amare Stoudemire's return from a back injury didn't help playoff-bound New York.

Stoudemire had missed the previous 13 games with a bulging disk, but even with him in the lineup, the Knicks couldn't handle the Cavs, who snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the fourth time in 19 games.

Stoudemire finished with 15 points and Carmelo Anthony had 12 before sitting out the fourth quarter.

Manny Harris had 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to lead the Cavs, and rookie Kyrie Irving scored 21 points in his second game back from a shoulder injury. Samardo Samuels added 15 points for Cleveland.

Hawks 97, Celtics 92

At Atlanta, Joe Johnson scored 30 points, and Atlanta edged short-handed Boston to take a step toward landing homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The Hawks (38-25) are in line to be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, and Celtics (37-27) are on track to be No. 5. This, however, looked nothing like a playoff game early.

Both teams shot over 50 percent and Atlanta took a 58-49 halftime lead while Boston guard Avery Bradley scored 17 of his career-high 28 points.

Boston left Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus at home with injuries, and perennial All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce made the trip to Atlanta but Celtics coach Doc Rivers rested both stars after playing 11 games in 15 days.

Mavericks 104, Warriors 94

At Dallas, Vince Carter had 19 points, including eight straight for Dallas early in the fourth quarter.

Carter's personal streak ended when he had an assist on Jason Terry's breakaway 3-pointer that stretched the Dallas lead to 87-75 with 9 minutes left.

It was the last regular season home game for the defending NBA champions, who clinched a playoff spot Thursday night without even playing. The Mavericks were guaranteed their 12th straight playoff appearance after Houston's sixth consecutive loss.

Thunder 103, Kings 92

At Sacramento, Calif., Kevin Durant had 29 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead Oklahoma City.

The Thunder took the lead for good midway through the first quarter and went on to their second consecutive victory and fourth in five games.

James Harden had 20 points and Russell Westbrook scored 18 for the Thunder, who have a 7-5 record in April. Serge Ibaka had 12 points and eight of the Thunder's 11 blocks and Kendrick Perkins had 10 points.

DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Kings, who have lost nine of 10. Tyreke Evans scored 16 points, Jason Thompson added 13, Isaiah Thomas 12 and Jimmer Fredette 11 for the Kings (20-43), who are tied with New Orleans for the worst record in the Western Conference.