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Spurs 103, Hornets 77

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Manu Ginobili scored 24 points and Tony Parker added 19 as the San Antonio Spurs beat an undermanned New Orleans 103-to-77 in Louisiana.

The Hornets (10-11) dressed only 10 players and were no match for the Southwest Division leading Spurs (18-6), who led by 75-55 in third quarter Thursday night.

Rasual Butler scored 17 points for New Orleans, while Desmond Mason added 16 points and nine rebounds.

San Antonio started hitting from long range early and led 13-to-2 after Ginobili, who had 16 points in the first half, hit a pair of 3-pointers and a layup.

New Orleans got as close as 25-20 on Linton Johnson's turnaround jumper from 13 feet, but San Antonio went ahead 38-28 on Michael Finley's 3-pointer and kept a double-digit lead through most of the second quarter.

The Spurs led 53-to-42 at halftime.
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