Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/31/12
NEW ORLEANS – Tim Duncan scored 24 points, including nine of his team's final 12 points, and Tony Parker hit a dagger three-pointer with 49 seconds left to power the San Antonio Spurs to a 99-95 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night, spoiling the NBA debut of No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis. Duncan, who like Davis hopes to be was once the lottery pick who changed the course of the San Antonio franchise, also grabbed 11 rebounds as the Spurs overcame Davis' 21-point, seven-rebound effort. Parker had 23 points for the Spurs, and Kawhi Leonard added 19. The Spurs erased a seven-point halftime deficit with a 21-5 run in the first 7:05 of the third quarter, hitting 7-of-11 shots while holding the Hornets to 1-of-10 shooting and four turnovers. But the Hornets closed the quarter with a 16-7 run of their own to tie the game, 71-71. The teams traded three-pointers, with Roger Mason putting the Hornets up 83-80 and Kawhi Leonard answering from the left baseline the n...
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