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Final Score: Spurs hold off Hornets, 98-93

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With Wednesday night's win over the the Charlotte Hornets, the duo of Tim Duncan and Tony Parker is now second in wins to only Karl Malone and John Stockton.

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The Spurs jumped out to a big lead in the first half and did just enough to make it hold up against a Hornets team who hadn't lost in almost two weeks. Manu Ginobili scored 27 points and carried the team down the stretch as Pop stuck with the second unit late in the fourth.

San Antonio held Charlotte to just 18 first quarter points, and built a 16 point lead in the second quarter. Ginobili hit a three to beat the 2nd quarter buzzer and put the Spurs up 12 at the break. But Kemba Walker and the Hornets fought hard to keep their winning streak alive, drawing within a single point before Manu happened.

Ginobili scored eight straight 4th quarter points, and kept the offense productive enough that the starters got to watch the end of the game from the bench.