The New Orleans Pelicans (11-9) secured a convincing 121-106 victory over the struggling San Antonio Spurs (3-16), extending the Spurs’ losing streak to a daunting 14 games.

The Pelicans’ frontcourt duo of Jonas Valanciunas and Trey Murphy played pivotal roles.

Valanciunas showcased his prowess near the basket, contributing 24 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, providing a commanding presence for the Pelicans.

Murphy, making his season debut after recovering from a knee injury, made a significant impact in the second half, hitting four crucial 3-pointers and finishing with 18 points.

Facing a Spurs team without top draft choice Victor Wembanyama, who was sidelined due to right hip tightness, the Pelicans capitalized on the opportunity to secure their second consecutive win.

CJ McCollum added 19 points, while Herb Jones contributed 17 points and showcased his defensive prowess with three steals, further bolstering the Pelicans’ well-rounded performance.

Notably, Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, typically the team’s leading scorers, embraced facilitator roles, each registering seven assists.

For the Spurs, Devin Vassell led the scoring with 14 points, and Jeremy Sochan chipped in with 13 points. Charles Bassey made his presence felt on the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds.