SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs won a rematch of last season’s NBA’s Western Conference finals, beating Oklahoma City 86-84 on Tony Parker’s buzzer-beating jumper. Tim Duncan paced the Spurs with 20 points, while Parker added 14 points and 11 assists to their second win of the season. The Thunder wasted Kevin Durant’s game-high 23 points and 14 rebounds.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – The San Diego Chargers’ three-game losing streak is over after their defense scored two touchdowns during a two-minute span of a 31-13 win over Kansas City. Shaun Phillips recovered a fumble in the end zone before DeMorrio Williams brought back an interception 59 yards for a touchdown to make it 31-6 woith about 8 1/2 minutes remaining. Philip Rivers was 18-of-20 for 220 yards and two touchdowns.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England has obtained cornerback Aqib Talib (uh-KEEB’ tuh-LEEB’) for their shaky secondary from Tampa Bay. He will be eligible to play in the Patriots’ next game on Nov. 11 after serving a four-game NFL suspension without pay for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Buccaneers received a fourth-round pick in next year’s draft.
MIAMI (AP) Mike Redmond is back with the Marlins after being named the team’s new manager, replacing Ozzie Guillen (GEE’-ehn). The former major league catcher spent the past two years managing Class A teams in the Toronto Blue Jays’ system. A .287 hitter over 13 seasons, Redmond played seven years for the Marlins and was the backup catcher to Ivan Rodriguez on their 2003 World Series championship team.
NEW YORK (AP) The game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets that was postponed by Superstorm Sandy will be played on Monday, Nov. 26. The teams were scheduled to play the first regular-season game at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the NBA yesterday to postpone it with much of the city’s mass-transit system still not operating.