Hornets upset Spurs 95-88

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Hornets point guard Eric Gordan slashes to the rim in New Orleans' 95-88 win over the Spurs. Photo by Hornets.com

The New Orleans Hornets relied on energy from Eric Gordon and team defense to hold off the San Antonio Spurs 95-88. And for only the second time this season, the Hornets (9-25) have won two games in a row with Monday night's win coming two nights after New Orleans won in Dallas.

The Spurs (27-10), meanwhile, lost for the second time in three games, both coming on the road.

Gordon hit three straight long jumpers in the middle of the fourth quarter to provide cushion for New Orleans. He finished the game with 24 points, including going 6 of 6 from the free-throw line.

But it was New Orleans' defense which gave San Antonio fits all night. The Hornets forced 19 Spurs turnovers, including a season-high 12 steals and turned those mishaps into 23 points. And rookie forward Anthony Davis harried San Antonio's Tim Duncan enough to make the future Hall of Famer ineffective, going just 5 of 14 for 13 points.

Manu Ginobili led San Antonio with 21 points, and Tony Parker added 16.