Spurs down Pistons; Mavericks rout Pelicans

Posted at 02/27/2014 3:13 PM
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) drives to the basket during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at AT&T Center. Photo by Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.

Spurs 120, Pistons 110

San Antonio returned home from a nine-game road trip to knock off the Detroit Pistons.

Reserve Marco Bellinelli led the Spurs with 20 points and converted all four of his three-point attempts.

San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard, back in the lineup after missing 15 games with a broken hand, scored 15.

Josh Smith led Detroit (23-35) with 24 points. Center Andre Drummond had 16 points and 17 rebounds.

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Mavericks 108, Pelicans 89

Riding high off a three-game road sweep, the Mavericks beat New Orleans as Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis left the game with an injury.

Dallas guard Monta Ellis scored 23, forward Dirk Nowitzki added 18 for the Mavericks (36-23).

The injury-ravaged Pelicans (23-34) suffered their latest blow in the first half when Davis left the floor in the second quarter and did not return after spraining his left shoulder battling for an offensive board.

Pelicans guard Eric Gordon led the visitors with 19 points.