San Antonio 128, New Orleans 103

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 6, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #63 Derek Richardson, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 24 21 28 30 103
San Antonio 34 38 27 29 128

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 14-41 6-21 8-20 L1
San Antonio 39-14 22-4 17-10 W10

Recap


SPURS 128, HORNETS 103: Tim Duncan scored 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting and host San Antonio won its 10th straight game to move into first place in the Western Conference.

Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills scored 14 points apiece as the Spurs (39-14) edged past Oklahoma City by percentage points for the top spot in the West.

Eric Gordon scored 31 for New Orleans, which has lost 14 of its last 16 visits to San Antonio.

San Antonio set a season-high for points and shot a season-best 60.7 percent from the field, connecting on 9 of 18 3-point shots.

The Spurs led by 27 at halftime and played reserves for a most of the second half. Five San Antonio subs scored in double digits, including Stephen Jackson and Gary Neal with 13 points apiece and Tiago Splitter with 10. The reserves combined for 82 points.

Marco Belinelli scored 15 points, Carl Landry added 13 and Greivis Vasquez had 12 for New Orleans.

Gordon scored 15 points in the first quarter but San Antonio pulled away late in the stanza for a 34-24 advantage. The Spurs shot 66.7 percent in the first half and led 72-45 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Antonio had an 11-game winning streak earlier this season … Gordon is averaging 22.0 points in four games this season … The Spurs previous best field-goal percentage of the season was 60 percent against the Milwaukee Bucks … Hornets guard Jarrett Jack (ankle) missed his second consecutive contest.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   San Antonio
Eric Gordon 31 Scoring Tim Duncan 19
Eric Gordon 4 Assists Tony Parker 6
Gustavo Ayon 6 Rebounds Stephen Jackson 7
Eric Gordon 7 Free Throws Made Stephen Jackson 4
Trevor Ariza 3 Steals Tim Duncan 2
Chris Kaman 2 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 103 46.8 5-12 26-35 11 29 4 10 14
San Antonio 128 60.7 9-18 17-21 31 40 8 8 13

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Utah. The Spurs have a W/L % of .718 after a win and .786 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Hornets have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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