NEW ORLEANS (AP) – DeMar DeRozan scored 11 of his team-high 32 points in the final 7:40 and made all 12 of his free throws in the‘ 110-108 victory over the New Orleans on Saturday night.
With theclinging to a 104-103 lead with 2:04 left, DeRozan scored the next four points, and the could not respond.
Thedamaged their chances by committing 19 turnovers and going 17 of 32 from the foul line. San Antonio made 27 of 32 free throws.
Derrick White added 22 points for the, hitting four 3-pointers.
Zion Williamson led thewith 33 points and 14 rebounds, and Brandon Ingram had 24 points, six rebounds and six assists. Willaimson was 7 of 13 on free throws.
After taking just one shot in the second quarter, Ingram took nine shots in the third quarter and made five, scoring 11 points to help New Orleans cut it to 85-84. Thewere 1 of 8 from long range in the quarter and were outscored 34-28.
: F Rudy Gay sat out with a back injury. … The went to a zone defense in the final three minutes and frustrated the .
: Williamson reached the 2,000th-point mark in his 79th game, the 10th fastest in NBA history, tying him with Rick Barry and Elgin Baylor. … The dropped 4 1/2 games behind San Antonio for 10th place in the Western Conference, the final play-in spot. The also hold a 2-1 series edge on New Orleans. … Coach Stan Van Gundy said G Nickeil Alexander-Walker (high ankle sprain) is escalating his physical activity and may return for the final 10 days. … G Josh Hart (finger surgery) is behind that pace,
: At Washington on Monday night.
: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
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