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NBA: San Antonio 101, New Orleans 95

Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Tony Parker struck for 27 points on 9-of-15 shooting Monday, igniting the San Antonio Spurs over New Orleans 101-95.

Parker also handed out seven assists and Tim Duncan provided 18 points with nine rebounds as Western Conference-leading San Antonio recorded a fifth straight win and eighth in nine games.

Manu Ginobili netted 14 points in his return from a two-game injury absence (hamstring).

Kawhi Leonard helped out with 13 points with six rebounds.

The Pelicans dropped a sixth straight despite 22 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks from Anthony Davis.

Brian Roberts contributed 19 points for New Orleans.

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