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Parker's 27 points carry Spurs past Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis (23) commits an offensive foul as he shoots against San Antonio Spurs power forward Jeff Ayres in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
January 13, 2014, 10:30 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tony Parker capped a 27-point outing with several clutch layups in the final minutes, and the San Antonio Spurs won their fifth straight game, 101-95 over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

Tim Duncan scored 18 points before fouling out with 6:02 to go in what turned out to be a surprisingly tense contest between the Western Conference-leading Spurs and a hobbled Pelicans squad that has now lost six straight since an injury to leading scorer Ryan Anderson.

Manu Ginobili added 14 points, Kawhi Leonard 13 and Marco Belinelli 12 for San Antonio.

Anthony Davis had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and gave New Orleans its last lead at 87-86 with 7:08 to play. Brian Roberts, starting at point guard for the injured Jrue Holiday, scored 19 points.

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