Duncan, Parker continue to lead San Antonio
(Sports Network) – All-Stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are having excellent
seasons once again for the San Antonio Spurs, who are 15-6 and sit at the top
of the Southwest Division.
Duncan leads the Spurs in scoring (21.5 ppg) and rebounding (10.7 rpg), while
Parker has dished out a team-best 5.8 assists per game. Duncan has scored in
double-digits in all 21 games and has collected 14 double-doubles. Parker, who
is second on the club in scoring (18.6 ppg), has registered double-digits in
points 19 times and has recorded two double-doubles.
The Spurs try to get back on the winning track, as they visit the Los Angeles
Clippers on Monday at the Staples Center. The Clippers and Spurs are meeting
for the second time this season. On December 8th, Parker dished out 15 assists
and Manu Ginobili scored 22 points off the bench, as San Antonio crushed the
Clippers, 111-82, at the AT&T Center.
San Antonio has won four of five and five of its last seven at the Clippers.
The Spurs have won two straight and 10 of the last 11 contests in the series.
The Spurs play the finale of a brief two-game road trip. On Sunday, superstar
Kobe Bryant poured in a game-high 34 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead
the Lakers past the Spurs, 106-99, at the Staples Center.
Manu Ginobili scored 23 points on 6-of-10 shooting in the loss to the Lakers,
while Tony Parker ended with 21 points and nine assists for the Spurs, who had
a four-game winning streak halted Tim Duncan, who pulled down 13 rebounds, and
Bruce Bowen both contributed 16 points in defeat.
The Spurs are 8-3 on the road this season. They return home on Wednesday to
host Kevin Garnett and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the AT&T Center. San
Antonio has won four straight and six of their last seven against the
Timberwolves. Minnesota has lost five straight after winning its last two at
San Antonio is 1-2 when it allows of 100 points this season.