New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs started their
annual Rodeo Road Trip with a 102-95 come-from-behind victory over the New
Tony Parker had 32 points and nine assists for the Spurs, who trailed by as
many as 14 points in the fourth quarter. Tim Duncan added 21 points, seven
rebounds and six blocks.
Monday's game was the start of a nine-game road trip for San Antonio, which
has won two in a row.
Anthony Davis ended with 17 points, 16 boards and four blocks for the
Pelicans, who have lost two of three. He added to his own franchise record
with four or more blocks in seven straight games, totaling 37 during that run.
Anthony Morrow and Eric Gordon tallied 20 and 19 points, respectively, for New
Orleans, which has lost four straight against San Antonio.
Trailing 80-66 with 11:15 to play, the Spurs went on a 21-4 run to take the
lead. Patty Mills and Danny Green each tallied five points during the surge
that Parker capped with a layup for an 87-84 edge with 4:42 left.
Gordon responded with a 3-pointer to tie the game, but San Antonio countered
with a 10-2 spurt. Duncan tallied six points during the burst, including a
layup with 1:14 remaining for a 97-89 margin.
The Spurs went 5-of-6 from the foul line down the stretch to secure the
New Orleans, which led 27-25 after one quarter, used an 11-0 run early in the
second period to build a 42-29 lead. The home team led 54-42 at the half.
San Antonio got within three, 65-62, late in the third stanza, but the
Pelicans ended the frame on an 11-2 run. It was a 76-64 game heading to the
Marco Belinelli had 13 points for the Spurs, who went 21-of-25 from the foul
line ... Austin Rivers tallied 10 points for the Pelicans, who went 17-of-20
from the charity stripe ... New Orleans turned the ball over 16 times.
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