San Antonio 106, New Orleans 102

Date - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #16 David Guthrie, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 17511

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 35 29 15 23 102
San Antonio 32 28 18 28 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 14-28 7-14 7-14 L1
San Antonio 34-11 19-2 15-9 W6


Spurs 106, Hornets 102: Tiago Splitter scored a season-high 25 points, Tony Parker added 24 points and 13 assists and host San Antonio used a dominant defensive effort in the second half to subdue New Orleans.

The Spurs made life miserable for the Hornets, limiting them to 38 second-half points en route to their sixth consecutive victory despite the absences of coach Gregg Popovich (illness) and forward Tim Duncan (knee). Stephen Jackson added 15 points while Danny Green chipped in with 12.

Eric Gordon's 17 points paced the Hornets, who lost for the third time in the past 10 games. Ryan Anderson had 16 points in a reserve role while Greivis Vasquez added 15 points and 11 assists.

After a first-half shootout that saw the Hornets go into the break ahead 64-60, both teams struggled in the third quarter. New Orleans went up by as many as five points on Austin Rivers' jumper with 3:06 remaining but the Spurs rebounded, getting layups from Splitter and Nando de Colo to enter the fourth trailing 79-78.

Gary Neal's 3-pointer from the right sideline with 8:41 remaining extended the Spurs' lead to four, and Parker followed with six straight points after the Hornets had jumped back in front. Parker added a 10-foot jumper and a driving layup on back-to-back possessions later in the period and the Spurs fended off a late charge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Vasquez had 10 assists in the first half. ... The Spurs, who came into the game averaging a league-best 25.2 assists per game, finished with 29 against New Orleans. ... Hornets rookie F Anthony Davis, who was a question mark prior to the game with an ankle injury, finished with nine points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   San Antonio
Eric Gordon 17 Scoring Tiago Splitter 25
Greivis Vasquez 11 Assists Tony Parker 13
Al-Farouq Aminu 12 Rebounds Danny Green 7
Ryan Anderson 4 Free Throws Made Tiago Splitter 5
Roger Mason Jr. 3 Steals Manu Ginobili 3
Anthony Davis 1 Blocks Matt Bonner 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 102 46.9 10-17 16-23 24 46 4 6 13
San Antonio 106 53.8 8-25 12-23 29 39 3 9 9

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Spurs have a W/L % of .735 after a win and .818 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Houston. The Pelicans have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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