Found January 07, 2013 on
The San Antonio Spurs (27-9) hit the road again with a visit to Louisiana to face the New Orleans Hornets (8-25) and will also welcome back forward Stephen Jackson who has been out with an ankle injury suffered in New York. This will be the third meeting for the Spurs and Hornets this season with the Spurs winning the first two.
In the second meeting, the Spurs handed the Hornets a 99-94 loss at home last month. Tony Parker paced the Spurs with 25 points and 5 assists while Tim Duncan added 15 points and 10 rebounds. For the Hornets, Anthony Davis finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The Spurs are coming off a convincing win over the Sixers 109-86 in San Antonio. Tony Parker led the way with 20 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds.
The Hornets are coming off a 99-96 overtime win versus Dallas. Greivis Vasquez finished with 25 points.
And as the Spurs look to avoid their sixth loss in eight road games in New Orleans, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Spurs have averaged just 99.4 points in its last seven road games.
• Hornets' Greivis Vasquez is averaging 20.0 ppg and 10.5 apg in his last six games.
• The Hornets are 0-14 when their opponent scores 100 points or more.
• The Hornets are 0-1 when tied at halftime.
• Hornets' Robin Lopez has scored 10-plus points in six of his last nine games, and is averaging 14.8 ppg over that stretch.
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There's some good news for San Antonio Spurs 2012 NBA draftee guard Marcus Denmon and his road to recovery from foot surgery.
As you may recall, Denmon broke his right foot in the opening game for French team Chalon-Elan. He underwent surgery to repair his broken right foot where a metal rod was placed in his foot to strengthen it and to avoid further injury.
Calling Thursday’s sideline incident at Madison Square Garden that led to forward Stephen Jackson’s right ankle sprain “a Mayoral mishap,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich called on the NBA to police activity along the league’s sidelines and baselines.
“It’s maddening,” Popovich said of the incident in which Jackson lost his balance after running into a waitress during...
Former San Antonio Spurs power forward Malik Rose was one of the most respected players on the team with his hustle and energy on both ends of the floor.
Now a Philadelphia 76ers' commentator for their games, Rose still keeps tabs on his former team and teammates who are on their final run for the franchise's fifth championship.
On what's the most important issue...
For most of the year, San Antonio Spurs fans can say they've seen many sightings of the old Tim Duncan. Last night, it was Manu Ginobili showing flashes for one game at least.. GInobili had an awesome between the legs pass in the 3rd quarter, but before that in the 1st quarter of the game he set the tone for the Spurs with an exciting dunk that we haven't seen from him in years.
DALLAS-- Greivis Vasquez has had a heck of a year for the New Orleans Hornets. His averages of 14 points, 9 assists and 4.5 rebounds through 33 games accurately portray that undisputed fact. But until recently, the third-year guard has been the Hornets' only option to take a final shot down the stretch.
But with the recent return of Eric Gordon, who hit a huge, game-winner...
Eric Gordon is one of those players who can really play, but never stays healthy enough to prove it. He was the main piece in the deal that sent Chris Paul to the Clippers, and he is just now getting back into action for the Hornets.
He’s only played in three games, but he’s already hit a game winner. Watch below, as he even got fouled in the process of lifting the Hornets over...
There isn't much San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili hasn't done to "wow" fans in the stands. From clutch shots, ridiculous dunks to bullet passes, Manu has done much to dazzle on the court during his time in the NBA.
Well let's just add another brilliant moment from Manu from last night's Spurs' win over the 76ers.
During the third quarter...
With 19 wins separating the San Antonio Spurs (27-9) and the New Orleans Hornets (8-25), it should be an easy win from a fan's standpoint.
From a player's standpoint, Tim Duncan knows better and his San Antonio Spurs aren't going to think underestimate the Hornets.
Their coach, Monty Williams, comes from the Spurs' organization and was influenced by Duncan...
Stephen Jackson returned to the San Antonio Spurs’ lineup on Monday against the New Orleans Hornets after missing a game with a sprained ankle.
His injury was one of the more bizarre ones in the NBA. Jackson sprained his ankle when he fell over a waitress who was serving New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on the sideline at Madison Square Garden during the Spurs game against...
The San Antonio Spurs appeared to solve their recent road struggles with back-to-back wins away from home, but a lopsided loss to finish their most recent trip could be cause for concern.
San Antonio, though, should be primed to bounce back Monday night when it visits the New Orleans Hornets, who have lost seven straight home games.
While they've won 10 straight at home, the...
Eric Gordon scored six straight points in a fourth quarter spurt and had 24 overall to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 95-88 victory over San Antonio on Monday night.
Anthony Davis added 17 points, Greivis Vasquez 14 and Ryan Anderson 13 for the Hornets, who have won two consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 2-3.
Manu Ginobili scored 21 points to lead the Spurs, who...
The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Dominic McGuire to a 10-day contract.
McGuire is a 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward who has played with six teams during his six-year NBA career. He played nine games earlier this season with the New Orleans Hornets where he averaged 2.1 points and 3.1 rebounds.
McGuire was Washington's second-round draft pick in 2007, No. 47 overall.
The San Antonio Spurs (27-9) defeated the Philadelphia 76ers (15-20) tonight in San Antonio extending their home-winning streak to 10 games in a row.
The Spurs had six players in double-figures and were led by Tony Parker's 20 points, five assists, and two rebound night. Tim Duncan finished with 16 points, Tiago Splitter with 12, Danny Green with 13, Manu Ginobili finished...
The San Antonio Spurs (27-10) will host the Los Angeles Lakers (15-19) tonight at the AT&T Center in a Western Conference showdown. This will be the Spurs and Lakers second meeting this season.
The Spurs won the first game versus the Lakers, 84-82 in Los Angeles. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points and 7 assists, and Tim Duncan had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks...