Saturday , Feb , 25 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs aim to roll past Warriors

(Sports Network) – The defending-champion San Antonio Spurs open a four-game
homestand tonight against the Golden State Warriors from the AT&T Center.

San Antonio posted its second straight win Friday night against the Memphis
Grizzlies. Tim Duncan recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds, as the Spurs held on
for an 83-80 triumph at the FedEx Forum.

Manu Ginobili had 13 points for the Spurs, who have won 11 of their last 13
games.

The Spurs are 5-1 in their last six home games and own a 22-3 record at the
AT&T Center this season.

Golden State, meanwhile, has dropped 11 of its last 16 games, including Friday
night’s 91-88 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Jason Richardson paced the Warriors with 39 points, including a career-high
seven three-pointers, and Troy Murphy recorded a double-double with 15 points
and 17 rebounds for Golden State, losers of three of its last four.

Warriors guard Baron Davis missed the game due to ankle injury and could see
action Saturday night against the Spurs.

In the season series with San Antonio, the Warriors are 0-2. The Spurs posted
a 113-89 win on November 23 in Oakland, then notched an 89-86 triumph in the
same arena on February 2.

San Antonio, which is 26-3 in the last 29 meetings, has won five straight
versus the Warriors and 15 in a row at home against them.

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