The San Antonio Spurs opened their franchise-record nine-game homestand with a dud, falling 100-97 to the Charlotte Hornets in an offensive struggle-fest. After a poor first half, the Spurs bounced back enough the make it a close game throughout the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t get out of their own way at times, and the Hornets always had an answer every time the Spurs threatened to steal the game.

DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 28 points on 11-16 shooting, and Derrick White had a nice bounce back game with 21 points, including 5-9 from three, and three blocks. Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier combined for 51 points on the night and were the main culprits at keeping all Spurs comeback attempts at bay in the second half.

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