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SAN ANTONIO -- With Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili sitting late, the San Antonio Spurs needed Tony Parker to come through again. Parker had 25 points and nine assists and San Antonio escaped a late rally to beat the Utah Jazz 109-105 on Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to six games. The Spurs appeared destined for a relatively easy night after Parker, Duncan and Ginobili led them to an 18-point lead midway through the third quarter. Everything came unraveled as the Jazz closed the game on a 21-9 run to pull within a basket in the final minute. With Parker guiding a hybrid lineup, San Antonio held on to hand Utah its sixth straight loss at the AT&T Center. "(Parker) pulled us through it again," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "They did a good job coming back and always been a gritty, physical group. They never give in. They did a good job coming back and then they were fortunate enough to make some shots, some tough shots that got them back in the game. All three (Parker, Duncan and Ginobili) of those guys did a great job, but then in the fourth Tony saved it for us, really." Duncan, Marco Belinelli and Kawhi Leonard scored 15 points each, and Ginobili had 13 in his first home start of the season for San Antonio (31-8). Utah was without Gordon Hayward for the third straight game with a strained hip flexor. Even without their leading scorer, the Jazz didnt have any problems putting up points and placing a scare in the West-leading Spurs. Enes Kanter had 25 points off the bench for Utah (13-27). Burks scored 20 points, Derrick Favours had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Trey Burke added 17 points and former Spurs forward Richard Jefferson had 15 points. Duncan and Ginobili both re-entered the game for the final 4.3 seconds, but they were essentially bystanders as San Antonio collapsed down the stretch. Duncan exited with 2:40 left in the third quarter and the Spurs leading 74-60 and led 86-73 when Ginobili left with 10:02 remaining. Parkers 16-foot jumper put San Antonio ahead 102-88 with 3 minutes left when things started to fall apart. "(Pop) thought it was probably over," Ginobili said. "Tim was already stiff, so he probably thought it was over and then it got complicated. Once you sit for so long, especially at 37 (as Duncan is), its harder to get back in." Burke hit a jumper and a 3-pointer to cut the Spurs lead to 105-102 with 17.7 seconds left. Following a pair of free throws by Belinelli, the rookie from Michigan hit another 3 to pull the Jazz within 107-105 with 4.3 seconds remaining. "It just shows who (Burke) is," Utah coach Tyrone Corbin said. "There is not a moment that is too big for him. He relishes in those moments. We are going to need him to continue to grow in those moments." The Jazz were forced to foul with time running out and Belinelli closed the scoring with a pair of free throws. Parker scored seven points in the final quarter, including four in the final 3 minutes. "Its just Pops calling my number lately," Parker said. "Since the beginning of the season, hes playing everybody, and lately hes been calling my number." Parker only had six points at the half, matching his new starting partner in the backcourt, Ginobili. Ginobili did not start the second half, but that mattered little as the other two members of the teams Big 3 stepped up. Duncan and Parker combined to score the teams first 12 points of the quarter for the Spurs first double-digit lead at 64-52. "The Spurs will make you pay for the mistakes you make," Favors said. "We did not play basic defence and got beat backdoor a lot in the third quarter." Duncan and Parker were a combined 9-for-12 shooting in the third quarter while scoring 20 points. "Its great just watching (Parker) play," Leonard said. "You know what time it is on the clock, he knows when its time to take over and he does it." NOTES: Hayward took part in pregame activities, but was still bothered by a left hip flexor that sidelined him the previous two games. ... Ginobili stood up preparing to run through his teammates during pregame announcements, but shrugged his shoulders in surprise when Ayres was announced instead. ... Duncan is four double-doubles shy of tying Hall of Famer Bill Russell for sixth on the career list. Duncan is the active leader, accumulating 781 double-doubles in 1,213 games. ... A bespectacled David Robinson received a loud ovation during the second quarter when the team honoured those who served in the military. "The Admiral" served in the Navy prior to winning two NBA titles during a Hall of Fame career with the Spurs. Dalvin Cook Jersey . The Opening Day starter played 53 games this season hitting .192 with nine home runs and 25 RBI. Red Sox manager John Farrell has decided to start Jose Iglesias at third base as of late instead of Middlebrooks. 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BEREA, Ohio -- Brandon Weeden had a lot to prove. Before his second NFL season began, he had to convince some teammates, a new coaching staff and front office and many skeptical Cleveland fans he deserved to start. He desperately wanted to be their quarterback, the guy. On Tuesday, Weedens efforts were rewarded. Browns coach Rob Chudzinski selected Weeden as his starter, an announcement that erased any uncertainty -- and there wasnt much -- that the second-year QB would be behind centre for the Sept. 8 season opener against Miami. Weeden has spent the past few months doing everything he possibly could to win the job, and he did -- fair and square. "Brandon has earned this," Chudzinski said, "and thats extremely important to me that he did. He has gained my complete trust. He has gained his teammates complete trust and this organizations trust. Were all behind him and well all be behind him to support him." Weeden, who survived a bumpy rookie season, took the news that he had beaten out veteran Jason Campbell in typical stride. Unlike a year ago, when he was essentially anointed as Clevelands No. 1 from the moment he was selected in the first round of the draft, Weeden had to fight for this. He immersed himself in the playbook to learn the Browns new system and performed at a high level during spring practices and summer training camp. If there was any doubt, Weeden removed by completing 18 of 25 passes for 229 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in two preseason games. Case closed. "Ive taken the steps that I needed to take to better myself," Weeden said. "But I have to keep continuing to work, keep continuing to do the things that Ive done all along up until this point to become that player that I want to be. Im not satisfied. I feel like I have a lot of work to do, and thats kind of my mindset moving forward." While there was widespread speculation outside of Clevelands locker room about whether Weeden should remain the starter, the Browns were certain he was up to the challenge. "I cant really say I had any doubt," wide receiver Josh Gordon said. "It seems as though hes the guy whos been here. Hes shown improvement ever since he got here, every day, every week, his commitment and work ethic. Hes definnitely stepped up into that leadership role that everybody expects him to be.dddddddddddd Hes doing a great job and were glad to have him. "Ive got 100 per cent faith in him." Chudzinski does as well. The 29-year-old Weeden has impressed his coach with every aspect of his game -- on and off the field. "I have been very pleased with how he has gone out," Chudzinski said. "He has taken the opportunity, seized the opportunity and produced. So I have been pleased from that standpoint and I think that he has garnered a lot of respect from, not only me, not only the coaching staff and the organization but from his teammates, as well." Weeden is just the fourth Browns quarterback -- and first since Charlie Frye in 2007 -- to open consecutive seasons as the starter. Tim Couch (2000-01) and Kelly Holcomb (02-03) are the others. "I knew I had to impress the people that ultimately make the decisions," Weeden said. "Thats all 90 of us that are out here. My mindset didnt change. My mindset was getting better focus, just doing the things that I need to do to become a better player." Weeden now believes everyone within the Browns organization has his back. "I do. Absolutely," he said. "I feel like I have the support from players on up." While others wondered if he would succeed, Weeden said self-doubt was never a factor. "Ive always put the pressure on myself that I was going to be the guy," he said. 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