New Orleans 95, San Antonio 88

Date - Monday, January 7, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - #8 Marc Davis, #50 Olandis Poole, #31 Scott Wall
Attendance - 11599

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 19 22 24 23 88
New Orleans 24 25 21 25 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 27-10 14-2 13-8 L1
New Orleans 9-25 4-13 5-12 W2


Hornets 95, Spurs 88: Eric Gordon poured in 24 points and rookie Anthony Davis added 17 as host New Orleans used a pivotal fourth-quarter run to fend off San Antonio.

Gordon hit just nine of 22 shots in his second start since returning from a serious knee injury but made all six of his free throws while adding four rebounds in the upset win. Greivis Vasquez chipped in 14 points and 11 assists while Ryan Anderson had 13 points in a reserve role.

Manu Ginobili's 21 bench points paced the Spurs, who struggled with long-range shooting and ball control. San Antonio shot just 6-for-21 from beyond the arc while committing 11 of their 19 turnovers in a sloppy first half.

Gordon had 12 points and Davis added 10 as the Hornets carried a 49-41 advantage into the break. The lead grew to double digits on Robin Lopez's jumper with 8:03 remaining in the third and stayed there for most of the quarter, until the Spurs closed with an 8-0 run to trim the deficit to 70-65 entering the fourth.

Gary Neal's jumper with 7:29 left brought San Antonio within three, but the Hornets responded with a 12-4 run punctuated by a vicious Davis slam dunk with 4:38 remaining. San Antonio closed to within eight, but Anderson knocked down a 3-pointer with just under a minute left to put away the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New Orleans finished with a 42-32 rebounding edge. ... Tony Parker had 16 points for San Antonio while Tim Duncan added 13 and eight rebounds. ... Vasquez has eight double-digit assist efforts in his past 13 games.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   New Orleans
Manu Ginobili 21 Scoring Eric Gordon 24
Manu Ginobili 4 Assists Greivis Vasquez 11
Tim Duncan 8 Rebounds Al-Farouq Aminu 10
Manu Ginobili 5 Free Throws Made Eric Gordon 6
Manu Ginobili 2 Steals Al-Farouq Aminu 3
Tim Duncan 3 Blocks Al-Farouq Aminu 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 88 45.2 6-21 16-20 20 32 6 7 19
New Orleans 95 48.2 5-13 10-12 23 42 3 12 15

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Houston. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .280 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Spurs have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .778 after a loss.
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