Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)
Series starts 10/20
(1-5, 1-3 away)
(1-3, 0-2 home)
7:30 PM ET, October 20, 2005
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) -- Manu Ginobili scored 19 points, Tim Duncan added 15 and Beno Udrih 14 as the San Antonio Spurs beat New
Orleans 97-90 Thursday night in the Hornets' first game in
Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina.
The defending champion Spurs (1-5), losers of their first five
preseason games, held a lead of as many as 26 points.
Maciej Lampe led the Hornets (1-3) with 23 points and Rasual
Butler added 12.
New Orleans, which will play just six games in Louisiana this
season, trailed 49-38 at halftime.
All-Stars Ginobili and Duncan combined to score San
Antonio's first 11 points of the third quarter, pushing the
advantage to 60-42.
With reserves on the court for both teams, the Hornets cut the
deficit to 90-86 with just over 3 minutes remaining but got no