Printed on: November 26, 2013

Spurs roll Pelicans for 11th


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SAN ANTONIO -- Manu Ginobili had 16 points to lead seven players in double figures and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-93 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory.

Tony Parker had 14 points and seven assists, Tiago Splitter added 11 points and Tim Duncan had 10 points for San Antonio (13-1). Reserves Marco Belinelli had 14 points, Boris Diaw added 13 points and Patty Mills 12 to keep the Spurs undefeated at home.

Ryan Anderson had 17 points, Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday each added 12 points and Anthony Davis had 10 for New Orleans (6-7). The Pelicans, who have lost six straight in San Antonio, had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Around the NBA

TRAIL BLAZERS 102, KNICKS 91: At Portland, Ore., LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this season and the Trail Blazers beat the slumping Knicks for their 11th straight victory.

Nicolas Batum had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Blazers, who are riding their longest winning streak since they won 13 straight in December 2007.

PACERS 98, TIMBERWOLVES 84: At Indianapolis, George Hill scored a season-high 26 points, and Paul George had 11 of his 26 points during the decisive run, leading the Pacers to a victory over Minnesota.

Indiana has won four straight since losing at Chicago, is 13-1 for the first time in franchise history and remained perfect in eight home games this season.

CELTICS 96, BOBCATS 86: At Charlott, N.C., Jordan Crawford had 21 points, reserve Gerald Wallace added a season-high 17 points and the Celtics beat the Bobcats for their second straight victory.

Crawford was 5 of 11 from the field and had five assists as the Celtics avenged an 89-83 loss to the Bobcats on Nov. 13. The 31-year-old Wallace, who played for the Bobcats from 2004-11, was 6 of 10 from the field.

HEAT 107, SUNS 92: At Miami, LeBron James scored 35 points on only 14 shots from the field, Dwyane Wade added 21 points and 12 assists and the Heat won their seventh straight game.

Ray Allen scored 17 points and Chris Andersen added an 11-point, seven-rebound night for the Heat, who have won 10 of 11 since their 1-2 start.

ROCKETS 93, GRIZZLIES 86: At Memphis, Tennn., Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Omri Casspi added 16 and the Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Grizzlies.

Houston (10-5) trailed for most of the night and its 93 points were a season low, but the Rockets made a 14-2 run early in the fourth quarter, pushing ahead 67-65 on a pair free throws by Casspi with 8:26 remaining.

PISTONS 113, BUCKS 94: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Brandon Jennings made four consecutive 3-pointers in the first quarter against his former team, and the Pistons overwhelmed Milwaukee with a dazzling first half.

Jennings was traded from Milwaukee to Detroit last offseason after four seasons with the Bucks. He hadn't been shooting well for the Pistons.

NUGGETS 110, MAVERICKS 96: At Dallas, Ty Lawson had 19 points after a quiet start, Nate Robinson scored 11 straight for Denver in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets beat Dallas for the second time in three days.