Tony Parker's 32 sparks Spurs past Pelicans

Automated InsightsFebruary 4, 2014

Tony Parker scored 32 points and recorded 9 assists to help the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 102-95. The Spurs shot 38-81 (46.9%) from the field and turned it over on only seven possessions. San Antonio (35-13) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

Parker finished 12-24 and converted 8-9 from the free throw line. Tim Duncan chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds for San Antonio as well. On 7-9 shooting from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line, Anthony Morrow scored 20 points off the bench for New Orleans in the loss.

The Spurs posted a sterling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.86. This year, they are undefeated (4-0) when they exceed 2.50 in this metric. Conversely, the Pelicans are 1-5 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a stellar ratio.

New Orleans (20-27) has now dropped three in a row versus San Antonio.

Coming up next, the Spurs take on the Washington Wizards, who are 24-23 on the year. The Pelicans go up against the Atlanta Hawks, currently 25-21 this season. The Spurs have a 1-0 record against Washington this season.