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               === Hornets snap home slide in win over Spurs ===
 New  Orleans,  LA (Sports Network) -  Eric Gordon scored a game-high 24 points
 and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a six-game losing streak to the Spurs with
 a 95-88 victory over San Antonio.
 Rookie  Anthony Davis  tallied 17 points and nine rebounds and Greivis Vasquez
 finished  with 14  points and 11 assists  to help the Hornets end a seven-game
 slide at home.
 "It  was a huge  win for us," said Vasquez, who spoke highly of Gordon's play.
 "I  thought we played great together. Eric is a great dude and a great player.
 He's  really going to  help us. It was a great team effort and a great win for
 Manu  Ginobili led the  Spurs with 21 points and Tony Parker followed with 16.
 Tim  Duncan chipped in  with 13 points and eight boards for San Antonio, which
 has dropped six of its past eight road games.
 "We  played a well-coached, aggressive, well executing team," said Spurs coach
 Gregg  Popovich.  "They did a great  job at both  ends of the court, they just
 whipped us."
 New  Orleans led a fairly close game 49-41 through the first half, but created
 some separation late in the third quarter.
 Following  a  Parker jumper to pull  the Spurs within 57-51, Gordon followed a
 Vasquez  triple with a  layup to cap a 10-2 Hornets push, giving New Orleans a
 14-point edge with 3:18 to play in the third.
 The Spurs closed the gap to 70-65 by the end of the quarter, but Brian Roberts
 and  Ryan Anderson  opened the fourth with back-to-back 3-pointers to bump the
 Hornets' lead back to double-digits.
 Ginobili  and Kawhi Leonard answered several minutes later with triples before
 Gary  Neal cut the  Spurs' deficit to three with a jumper, but they never came
 any closer.
 Gordon  scored  the next  six  points  for the  Hornets  with  jump shots  and
 Vasquez's  layup with 2:08  to go put New Orleans back on top 92-81 to all but
 seal the victory.
                                   Game Notes
 The Hornets won back-to-back games for the first time since Nov. 2-3, 2012 ...
 New  Orleans has  failed to  score 100  points in  12 straight  games ...  San
 Antonio  was  outrebounded by New  Orleans 42-32  ... The Hornets converted 19
 Spurs turnovers into 23 points.
 01/07 23:15:30 ET

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