The San Antonio Spurs dropped their second straight game, 100-99, to the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans.
The Spurs seemingly played comeback ball the whole night, however, they were able to close the gap late thanks to a 15-4 run to give themselves a 99-98 lead.
It appeared as though San Antonio would once again triumph in a late game situation thanks to their veteran experience. The New Orleans Pelicans had other plans for the game though, scoring the game-winning basket with 6.6 seconds left on an Anthony Davis layup.
Davis was spectacular once again for the Pelicans, scoring 27 points and grabbing more than a third of New Orleans’ rebounds with 11. The former University of Kentucky star also blocked six Spurs shots.
The Pelicans win was shocking, especially in the manner it was done with New Orleans not allowing San Antonio to take very many leads
The Spurs were considered favorites heading into the game considering the fact that the match was in San Antonio and the Spurs would be playing Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili after resting the two stars in the game against the Houston Rockets.
Once again it was the turnovers that cost the Spurs the game. San Antonio committed 19 turnovers while New Orleans only committed 11.
The Pelicans were also aided by the great work of their starters. Anthony Davis was not the only player to have a great game. New Orleans also received strong performances from Tyreke Evans, 18 points, Jrue Holiday, 15 points and 11 assists, and Eric Gordon, 14 points.
On the other side, the Spurs received good offensive production from Tony Parker who finished with a game high 28 points. Kawhi Leonard also played well for the team, finishing with a 14 point, 14 rebound double-double.
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Also notable was Tim Duncan, who picked up his 800th career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The loss dropped the Spurs to 2-3 while the Pelicans moved up to 3-2.
The San Antonio Spurs must have short memory following the loss as the team plays again on Monday in Los Angeles versus the Clippers.
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