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Monday, November 25th (All times Eastern)

New Orleans Pelicans (6-6) at San Antonio Spurs (12-1), 8:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs aren't the only squad riding a 10- game winning streak, but they do have the best winning percentage (.923) in the Western Conference.

They will put that to the test Monday night when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers have ripped off 10 wins in a row and the latter is 12-2 on the season. San Antonio is off to a 12-1 start and recorded a 126-96 bashing of Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday at the AT&T Center. The 12-1 start matches the 2010-11 season, when the Spurs won 13 of their first 14 contests.

Danny Green scored a team-high 17 points and Patty Mills netted 15 off the bench for the Spurs, who shot a sizzling 57.5 percent and drained a season- high 16 shots from 3-point range (16-of-24). Marco Belinelli scored 10 points as a reserve and six bench players had at least eight points.

"It's always good to get the bench minutes so the guys feel comfortable," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Especially the guys who haven't been here before, so they can understand the system better. They can feel a part of things and obviously give some of the other guys a rest. Especially in a back- to-back situation."

Green was 5-of-7 from downtown, while Tony Parker scored 12 points and Tim Duncan added nine and six rebounds. San Antonio, which led by as many as 25 in the first half, was coming off an impressive win at Memphis on Friday and pushed its home record to 6-0 this season.

Spurs reserve forward Boris Diaw was a late scratch Saturday with a bruised right ribcage suffered against the Grizzlies and is questionable Monday.

After hosting the Pelicans in the Alamo City, San Antonio will hit the road to Oklahoma City and Orlando.

New Orleans had the weekend to rest and won its third straight game with a 104-100 decision over the Cavaliers in the finale of a three-game homestand.

The Pelicans rallied from a halftime deficit and outscored the Cavs, 34-29, in the fourth quarter to stay on the winning path. They erased a 12-point hole (93-81) in the final stanza and scored 23 points with less than five minutes to go.

Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans were two of six players to score in double digits and finished with 19 points apiece, while Anthony Davis added 17 and 13 rebounds and Jrue Holiday ended with 15 points and 11 assists.

Ryan Anderson and Jason Smith chipped in 13 and 11 points, respectively, for the Pelicans, who scored 21 points on 20 Cleveland turnovers

"This was a big win for us, because we showed we can win at the end when we are down and have to claw and fight our way back," Anderson said. "It's something we didn't really show at the beginning of the season, but we did it tonight."

Monty Williams collected his 100th victory as Pelicans head coach.

New Orleans previously won four in a row from last Jan. 5-11 and looks to halt a three-game road losing streak to the Spurs. San Antonio took three of four meetings with New Orleans last season and has won 14 of the past 17 matchups between the teams.

The Pelicans have dropped five in a row and 19 of 23 games at the Spurs.

11/25 10:27:03 ET

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Final
NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
Final
ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
 
1st Intermission
LOS 1
CAR 1
 
Final
MIA 93
LAC 110
2nd
SAC 30
CHI 33
 
Final
WVU 20
KST 26
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
 
Half
TXST 28
ARKST 14
 
Final
AKR 66
USC 46
Final
UCONN 65
COC 57
Final
MIAMI 66
DREX 46
Final
BC 69
NMU 65
Final
CHAR 106
PSU 97
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MICH 71
DET 62
Final
WMARY 100
BFLD 57
 
Final
USCU 107
BOBJONES 41
 
Final
UCF 76
ECKERD 59
 
Final
PURD 82
GRAM 30
 
Final
NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
Final
RFLSH 102
KEYSTONE 69
 
Final
VCU 106
MDES 66
Final
PROV 88
NAVY 51
 
Final
BRY 72
UNH 63
 
Final
PETE 59
NIAG 61
 
Final
STET 96
PBAT 85
 
Final
WAGN 83
SUNYWEST 49
 
Final
IOWA 57
TEX 71
 
Final
TENN 70
TXSOU 58
 
Final
SHU 54
MLOWELL 57
 
Final
ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
Final
TENNM 115
CBC 29
 
Final
MD 66
FORD 50
Final
WVU 91
GMAS 65
Final
RAD 61
HOW 52
 
Final
MURST 89
BRESCIA 56
 
Final
VILL 72
BUCK 65
 
Final
TENST 75
FISK 60
 
Final
HARV 71
FATL 49
 
Final
MINN 109
FRANKPRCE 57
 
Final
TULA 100
MVSU 61
 
Final
TCU 86
NO 71
 
Final
NW 69
UNF 67
 
Final
LSUALEX 79
NWST 89
 
Final
IND 74
SMU 68
 
Final
UAB 71
SFLA 73
 
Final
EILL 61
UCD 63
 
Final
SAV 59
WINT 58
 
Final
NIOWA 73
MRGST 53
 
Final
MISS 69
SOUTH 38
 
Final
SCAR 69
CORN 45
 
Final
VANDY 72
LIP 62
 
Final
ARST 68
LMU 44
 
Final
ALA 81
SMISS 67
 
Final
GRCN 64
TXARL 66
 
2nd
NILL 68
IDAHO 58
 
2nd
CAL 58
SYR 46
 
2nd
GAELS 42
DEN 28
 
2nd
NARZ 43
FRES 26
 
2nd
PAC 48
PACU 31
 
1st
SDST 20
CALST 10
 
1st
UCLA 26
NICST 10
 
Final
PHI 2
MIN 3
Final
OTT 3
NAS 2
Final
MON 4
STL 1
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TOR 5
TAM 2
Final
WIN 3
DET 4
Final
DAL 3
ARI 1
3rd
CAL 3
CHI 4
 
3rd
COL 2
WAS 3
 
2nd
VAN 1
ANA 2
 
1st Intermission
LOS 1
CAR 1
 
1st Intermission
SJS 0
FLA 1
 
4th
OAK 17
KAN 20