Hornets buzz into San Antonio
(Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs try to turn in another dominating
performance tonight when they welcome the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets to
the AT&T Center.
The Spurs pounded the Golden State Warriors 126-89 on Monday, just one day
removed from a 120-79 rout of Seattle, giving them a 78-point margin of
victory over their last two games.
Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Michael Finley each scored 20 points against
Golden State as the Spurs won their fourth straight game. Manu Ginobili had 17
points to help lead San Antonio to its eighth straight 50-win season.
Parker had nine assists, and Duncan had eight rebounds for the Spurs, who are
17-2 in their last 19 games.
Forward Robert Horry (abdominal strain/bruise) is questionable for tonight’s
The Spurs are 24-9 at home this season, having won nine of their last 10 at
AT&T Center, and remain at home on Friday to host Utah. San Antonio third
overall in the West.
San Antonio will aim for the four-game series sweep of the Hornets tonight and
has won six straight over New Orleans overall. The Hornets have lost five in a
row at San Antonio.
New Orleans has lost nine of its past 13 games, and fell to Dallas, 105-89, on
Tuesday. Jannero Pargo had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Hornets, who
fell 2 1/2 games back of the idle Clippers for the eighth and final playoff
spot in the Western Conference.
Tyson Chandler added 13 points and eight boards for the Hornets. Star guard
Chris Paul had just two points on 1-of-10 shooting.
New Orleans is 11-24 on the road this season and will host New York on
New Orleans/Oklahoma City continues to play without forward Peja Stojakovic
(lower back). Stojakovic, who is in his first season with the Hornets, is
averaging 17.8 points per game and last played on November 24th. He could
return to the lineup sometime this week.