Spurs Keep Hornets Stumbling

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tim Duncan sank a 13-foot running hook in a

lane with 1.4 seconds left to finish with a season-high 28 points,

and the San Antonio Spurs sent the New Orleans Hornets to an eighth

straight loss, 104-102 on Monday night.

Tony Parker added 20 points and a career-high 17 assists for the

Spurs, who snapped a two-game skid, while Richard Jefferson added

14 points and Tiago Splitter added 12 points.

The Hornets inbounded the ball to Carl Landry for a desperation

3-pointer that could have won it as time expired, but the shot fell

short, dooming New Orleans to its 14th loss in 15 games.

Jarrett Jack led the Hornets with 26 points and nine assists.

Trevor Ariza tied a season high with 18 points and Landry also

scored 18.