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Hornets upset Spurs at home in Tony Parker's return to San Antonio

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An old friend made his return to San Antonio Monday night and came away with an upset victory.

The Charlotte Hornets upset the San Antonio Spurs, 108-93, behind Kemba Walker's game-high 33 points. But the night belonged to Tony Parker, who made his first return to San Antonio after signing with the Hornets last offseason.

Parker chipped in eight points off the bench in the double-digit victory. The 18-year veteran is just the second player in NBA history to play against the team he won 4-plus championships and a Finals MVP. The other player is Michael Jordan.

Despite being able to put together a lead in the second half, the Spurs managed to stay in the game with shots from key bench players like Patty Mills. Mills nailed a 3-pointer in the fourth that stopped the Hornets from pulling away.

However, the Hornets managed to put the Spurs away in the final minutes with help from Walker’s seven made 3-pointers.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 28 points and 10 rebounds. San Antonio dropped to 25-20 this season, good for seventh in the Western Conference.

The Spurs are back in action on Wednesday, 1/16 as they travel to Dallas to face off against the Mavericks.

@TylerClerkin

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