Spurs Show Hornets Who's Boss

Duncan, Ginobli lead cruise past N.O. for fifth straight win
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 24, 2008 12:04 AM CST
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, of Argentina, walk off the court after the Spurs beat the New Orleans Hornets 98-89 in an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Stars were out in force last night to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 98-89 win over the New Orleans Hornets, reports the Associated Press. Manu Ginobili had 30 points and a career-high 12 assists and Tim Duncan added 25 points and 11 rebounds as San Antonio won its fifth straight.

Chris Paul scored 27 for the Hornets, who have lost two straight and are now tied for the lead in the Southwest Division. Ginobili's 14 points in the third quarter put San Antonio up by as many as 17 late in the period. Duncan scored seven points in the final 4 1/2 minutes of the second quarter for a 50-35 Spurs lead at the break.