Saturday , Nov , 13 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

San Antonio Spurs Team Report – November 13

=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report – November 13 ===

(Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs begin a stretch of five road
contests in six games this evening, when they tangle with the Atlanta Hawks at
Philips Arena.

San Antonio is off to a solid 4-1 start after topping Shaquille O’Neal and the
Miami Heat, 93-84, on Friday night. Manu Ginobili had 29 points, seven
rebounds and seven assists in the winning effort for the Spurs.

Tim Duncan added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won two
straight contests. In the process, Spurs head coach Greg Popovich became the
fastest NBA coach ever to reach 400 victories.

Miami began the fourth quarter with a 16-5 spurt to pull within 77-76 with
4:40 remaining. But the Spurs scored eight straight points, including six from
Ginobili, to extend San Antonio’s lead to 85-76. San Antonio was able to keep
Miami at an arm’s length the rest of the game.

The Spurs posted 24 points off 22 Miami turnovers, while committing just nine
of their own miscues.

San Antonio has split a pair of road contests this year, as its only loss of
the season came in Seattle on Nov. 7.

Atlanta is one of just four squads to own a series advantage against San
Antonio, leading 34-30. These teams have split the last four meetings in this
series, including a pair of games last year. The home team has won each of the
past four contests.

This will be a reunion of the Barry brothers, as Jon plays for Atlanta and
Brent toils for San Antonio.