Spurs try to extend win streak against Warriors
(Sports Network) – The streaking San Antonio Spurs try to extend their winning
streak to five games tonight, as they host the Golden State Warriors at the
San Antonio is one-half game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks for first place in
the Southwest Division and the top spot in the Western Conference.
Golden State has lost 16 straight at San Antonio. The Warriors have not won at
San Antonio since a 108-94 win on February 14, 1997, at the Alamodome.
This is the fourth and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. San
Antonio won the three previous contests.
The Spurs have won six straight and seven of the last eight meetings in this
On Saturday, Tony Parker finished with 23 points and eight assists to lead the
defending world champion Spurs to a 92-77 win over the Houston Rockets at the
Tim Duncan posted 14 points and eight rebounds and Robert Horry netted 12 in
the win over Houston for the Spurs, who have won four in a row and 12 of their
last 14 games overall. Rasho Nesterovic scored 10 points in the victory.
The Spurs are an impressive 29-4 as the host this season. They have won three
straight and 10 of their last 11 at home.
After tonight’s game, San Antonio will embark on a five-game road trip. The
Spurs are scheduled to visit Denver, Portland, Seattle, the Clippers and
Lakers on the upcoming swing.
Golden State, which plays the first of a three-game road trip, enters
tonight’s game on a two-game winning streak. Mike Dunleavy ended with a game-
high 28 points and also collected 10 rebounds to lead the Warriors past the
Philadelphia 76ers, 98-89, at The Arena in Oakland.
Jason Richardson scored 23 points and Troy Murphy posted a double-double with
12 points and 16 boards in the win over the Sixers for Golden State, which has
won three of its last four games overall.
The Warriors are 10-21 as the visitor this season. They have lost seven of
their last eight games on the road. Golden State is scheduled to visit Dallas
on Thursday and Sacramento on Sunday.