Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/23/13
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SAN ANTONIO -- Tony Parker had 24 points and 13 assists and led a fourth-quarter comeback that lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a 106-102 win over the New Orleans Hornets Wednesday night at the AT&T center. Parker had nine points in the fourth quarter as San Antonio got its 14th straight win at home and improved to an NBA-best 18-2 on its home court. The steak was in jeopardy when Greivis Vasquez hit a 3-pointer, giving New Orleans a one-point lead with six minutes left. Then San Antonio went on a 18-3 run to pull ahead. The run was capped by Manu Ginobili, who missed the last four games with a pulled hamstring, when he hit jumper with a minute left, making it 103-92. New Orleans made a furious comeback in the last minute to cut the deficit to three, 103-100, on an Anthony Davis put back with 24 seconds. Then Ginobili secured the victory, hitting three of the last four free throws in the game. The free throws were clutch as the Spurs struggled at the free throw line, only making 12 of 23 foul shots (52 percent). The Spurs won without Tim Duncan (sore left knee), Kawhi Leonard (left patella contusion) and coach Gregg Popovich (illness). San Antonio struggled on the boards, getting outrebounded by New Orleans 46-38. Tiago Splitter picked up a the slack by tying a career high with 25 points. Stephen Jackson had 15 points and Danny Green 12 as San Antonio improved its record to 34-11. The Hornets were led by Eric Gordon, who had 17 points, all in the first half. Ryan Anderson added 16, Jason Smith 13 and Brian Roberts 10 as the Hornets dropped to 14-28. Vasquez also had 15 points and dished out 11 assists. New Orleans took a 64-60 halftime lead by shooting 64 percent from the field. Gordon was 5-for-6 from the field and 3-of-3 from the 3-point line, while Vasquez had 10 assists. The 64 points was a season high by a Spurs opponent this season. NOTES: With Popovich out because of illness, assistant coach Mike Budenholzer took his place on the sidelines. Popovich attended Wednesday morning's shoot around but was not feeling well. Budenholzer was told 30 minutes before pregame media availability that he would coach. Popovich's advice to Budenholzer, "Have fun. You'll either win or lose." ... The Hornets defeated the Spurs 95-88 on Jan. 7th, snapping a six game losing streak. ... The Spurs also announced the signing of Aron Baynes, a 6-foot-10 center born in Gisborne, New Zealand. Baynes played his college ball at Washington State and professionally in Lithuanian, Germany and most recently for Union Olimpija of the Solvenian Basketball League where he averaged 13.8 points and 9.8 rebounds a game.
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