Spurs continue road trip in Seattle
(Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs resume a five-game road trip tonight
when they visit the Seattle SuperSonics at KeyArena.
The Spurs, seeded No. 1 in the Western Conference, dropped the opener on
Wednesday at Denver, but rebounded with Friday’s win against Portland.
Brent Barry scored a season-high 23 points in a 98-79 triumph at the Rose
Garden. Manu Ginobili scored 16 points and Tony Parker added 14 points for the
Spurs, who are one game ahead of the Dallas Mavericks for the lead in the
Tim Duncan posted just six points and seven rebounds for San Antonio, which
has now won six of its last seven.
San Antonio is 5-2 in its last seven road games and will close out the trip
against the Clippers and Lakers at the Staples Center. The Spurs are also
24-11 away from the AT&T Center this season.
Seattle, meanwhile, has alternated wins and losses in its last six games.
On Friday, the Sonics were handed a 117-104 loss by the Denver Nuggets at the
Pepsi Center. Luke Ridnour scored 18 points, grabbed nine boards and handed
out eight assists for Seattle, which has lost three of its last five games.
Robert Swift donated 17 points and 11 boards in defeat, while Ray Allen scored
just 14 points on 6-of-19 from the floor.
Now the Sonics are home where they have won three of their last four games and
own a 17-17 mark.
San Antonio leads the season series 1-0 after posting a 103-78 win on February
21 at the AT&T Center. Tony Parker tallied 30 points and Tim Duncan recorded
13 points and 16 rebounds for the Spurs.
After Sunday’s game, the Spurs will host Seattle on April 11.
San Antonio has won three straight and 10 of the last 12 meetings with
Seattle, which has lost four of its last five at the Spurs.