Tim Duncan scored 24 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading San Antonio over New Orleans, 99-95, on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
San Antonio won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 7-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 186.5.
Tony Parker had 23 points for San Antonio and Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 19 points. Boris Diaw had 6 assists for the Spurs, while Tim Duncan was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.
The Hornets got a 21-point performance from Anthony Davis, who was supported by 17 points from Al-Farouq Aminu. Greivis Vasquez had 13 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Robin Lopez grabbed 9 rebounds.
San Antonio trailed at halftime, 50-43.
San Antonio heads into a battle against the Thunder. New Orleans, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah.