Monday , Jan , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

San Antonio Spurs Team Report – January 24

=== San Antonio Spurs Team Report – January 24 ===

(Sports Network) – The NBA-best San Antonio Spurs visit the Portland Trail
Blazers on Monday at the Rose Garden.

This is the second meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 30th,
the Spurs crushed the Trail Blazers, 114-80, at the Rose Garden. The teams are
scheduled to play once more in the 2004-05 campaign, as San Antonio will host
the Blazers on April 12th at the SBC Center.

Overall, San Antonio has won seven straight in this series. The Blazers’ last
win over the Spurs was on January 9, 2003. San Antonio has won four in a row
at Portland.

San Antonio enters Monday’s game on a four-game winning streak. On Sunday, Tim
Duncan finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds as the Spurs throttled the
Sacramento Kings, 103-73, at ARCO Arena. Duncan shot 11-of-19 from the field
for the Spurs, who have won nine of their last 11 overall.

Tony Massenburg ended with a season-high 16 points and eight rebounds in
Sunday’s win, while point guard Tony Parker chipped in with 13 points and
eight assists for the Spurs.

Duncan has recorded five straight double-doubles. He is averaging 18.8 points
and 13.2 rebounds in that span.

The Spurs, who finish a brief three-game road trip on Monday, are a
respectable 13-8 as the visitor this season.

After Monday’s contest, San Antonio returns to the SBC Center for two games.
The Spurs are scheduled to host the Sacramento Kings on Thursday and the New
Orleans Hornets on Saturday. San Antonio is 2-1 against the Kings this season,
while it is 1-0 versus the Hornets.