It was over when… San Antonio collected a defensive rebound with 45 seconds remaining, holding a 98-90 lead. The Spurs had a shot-clock violation on the ensuing possession, but that was almost as good as a basket under the circumstances with time winding down. New Orleans dropped its 10th consecutive game, the Hornets’ first double-digit losing streak since the 2004-05 season. After an 0-4 road trip, they head home to take on the Indiana Pacers at 7 p.m. Saturday.
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