Monday , Apr , 05 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

San Antonio Spurs Team Report – April 5

=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report – April 5 ===

(Sports Network) – San Antonio sent a message to the rest of the league
Sunday afternoon, downing the red hot Los Angeles Lakers, 95-89, at the
Staples Center. In the process, the Spurs stopped Los Angeles’ 11-game win

Tony Parker poured in 29 points and handed out nine assists to pace the Spurs
to the win. Tim Duncan contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs,
who have won six straight games and remained 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota for
the Midwest Division lead. The Timberwolves defeated Memphis Sunday.

Bruce Bowen and Manu Ginobli added 12 points apiece for San Antonio, which has
won eight of its last nine contests overall. The Spurs hit 43 percent of their
shots, including 7-of-15 from three-point range. San Antonio drilled 18-of-26
from the charity stripe.

San Antonio won 13 in a row from Dec. 5-28 for the NBA’s second-longest
winning streak this season.

The Spurs will look to keep their hot streak alive Wednesday, when they battle
the Seattle SuperSonics at the SBC Center. San Antonio has three of its final
five games at home.