San Antonio Spurs Team Report
(Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs shoot for their 13th consecutive
home victory on Wednesday, when they host the Los Angeles Clippers at the SBC
San Antonio registered a 98-79 beating of the Clippers at the Staples Center
on December 31. The Spurs have won four straight and 13 of their last 14
meetings with the Clippers in San Antonio. San Antonio has taken nine of 11
and 24 of the last 27 meetings overall.
San Antonio has recorded a 20-1 mark at home this season after going 33-8 in
its friendly confines last season. The Spurs are also 7-1 versus the Pacific
Division and 16-7 against the Western Conference.
The Spurs have won three of their last four, six of eight and 11 of their last
14 contests overall. San Antonio continued its recent success on Monday,
tallying a 101-73 victory over the Washington Wizards at the SBC Center.
Tony Parker collected 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to pace the
Spurs to the win.
Brent Barry was 5-for-5 from three-point range and ended with 17 points, as
San Antonio made 12-of-16 tries from beyond the arc. Tim Duncan added 11
points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs.
The Spurs were without guard Manu Ginobili, who was forced to sit out with a
quadriceps injury. Ginobili is questionable for Wednesday’s contest.
Parker has scored in double-digits in seven straight contests and has netted
20 or more points in six of the games. He is averaging 20.3 points and 7.1
assists in his last seven games.
Duncan has scored in double-digits in all 40 of San Antonio’s games this
season. He has registered two straight and 29 double-doubles overall in the
San Antonio starts a short three-game road trip on Friday against the Phoenix
Suns at America West Arena. The Spurs are also scheduled to visit the
Sacramento Kings on Sunday and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday.