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Spurs Keep Hopes Alive; Win Over Hornets

By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 11:36 PM CDT
Spurs Keep Hopes Alive; Win Over Hornets
New Orleans Hornets' Peja Stojakovic (16), of Serbia, shoots as San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan defends during Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals last night in San Antonio.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – The San Antonio Spurs' Big Three came through, but they'll still have to win one on the road to keep their title defense alive. Manu Ginobili scored 25 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and Tony Parker added 15 points in the Spurs' 99-80 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in Game 6 last night.

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Chris Paul led the Hornets with 21 points and Tyson Chandler scored 14. David West had 10 points before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter after apparently aggravating a back injury. The win forced a seventh game on Monday in New Orleans in the Western Conference semifinals. Home teams are 20-1 in the second round. (Read more 2008 NBA playoffs stories.)

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