It was over when… San Antonio’s Manu Ginobili dropped in one of two free throws to give the hosts a 106-102 lead with just 4.7 seconds remaining. The Ginobili foul shot came after a wild late-game sequence in which the Spurs used a 16-3 run to build a seemingly insurmountable 101-89 edge with 1:42 remaining. Following a string of New Orleans three-pointers and San Antonio miscues, New Orleans made it a one-possession game but ran out of time to complete a comeback. The Hornets were in front 86-85 midway through the fourth quarter, prior to the aforementioned 16-3 Spurs burst. In the final matchup of 2012-13 between the Southwest Division clubs, San Antonio captured the head-to-head season series vs. New Orleans by a 3-1 margin. ....
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