San Antonio 99, New Orleans 95

Date - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #19 James Capers, #26 Pat Fraher, #30 John Goble
Attendance - 15358

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 28 15 28 28 99
New Orleans 31 19 21 24 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 1-0 0-0 1-0 W1
New Orleans 0-1 0-1 0-0 L1


Spurs 99, Hornets 95: Tim Duncan scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting and added 10 rebounds as visiting San Antonio spoiled the debut of No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis.

Tony Parker added 23 points and six assists and Kawhi Leonard chipped in 19 points and seven boards for the Spurs, who outscored New Orleans 12-4 over the final 2:28 to steal the victory in the season opener for both teams.

Davis had a strong debut, posting a team-high 21 points and adding seven rebounds, and Greivis Vasquez handed out 13 assists for the Hornets.

New Orleans carried a 50-43 lead into the locker room but watched the lead disappear in the third quarter as San Antonio opened the period with a 17-4 burst. Leonard scored seven points during the spurt and Duncan added five before the Hornets fought back to tie it heading into the final frame.

Davis’ two free throws put New Orleans on top 91-87 with 2:42 left, but Duncan scored seven straight points for San Antonio to take back the lead. Davis made another pair of free throws with 1:07 on the clock, but Parker responded with a 3-pointer and the Hornets could not score again.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Spurs G Manu Ginobili (back spasms) and Hornets G Eric Gordon (sore left knee) both missed the game. … Al-Farouq Aminu scored 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting and Ryan Anderson added 11 points in 29 minutes off the bench in his New Orleans debut. … San Antonio scored 52 points in the paint to make up for a 6-of-20 effort from beyond the arc.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   New Orleans
Tim Duncan 24 Scoring Anthony Davis 21
Boris Diaw 6 Assists Greivis Vasquez 13
Tim Duncan 11 Rebounds Robin Lopez 9
Tim Duncan 4 Free Throws Made Anthony Davis 9
Kawhi Leonard 5 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 2
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Al-Farouq Aminu 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 99 47.5 6-20 17-26 22 43 8 9 16
New Orleans 95 43.8 4-17 21-23 26 43 6 7 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Utah. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Spurs have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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