San Antonio does it all
(Sports Network) – Once again the San Antonio Spurs have the total package.
They play strong team defense, everyone touches the ball on offense and Gregg
Popovich is one of the best coaches in the league.
San Antonio is an impressive 21-7 this season, but holds a slim one-half game
lead over the second place Dallas Mavericks in the Southwest Division.
The Milwaukee Bucks open a three-game road trip when they take on the Spurs on
Tuesday at the AT&T Center. Milwaukee and San Antonio split a pair of meetings
last season, but the Spurs have won three of four and six of the last eight
contests in the series.
The Bucks have dropped four straight, 11 of 14 and 15 of their last 19 games
at San Antonio.
The Spurs have won six of their last seven games overall. On Saturday Tony
Parker scored 19 points and tallied nine assists as San Antonio routed the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, 112-77, at the Ford Center.
Manu Ginobili scored 17 points, while Bruce Bowen scored 15 points and Matt
Bonner netted 14 off the bench. Michael Finley contributed 12 points in the
victory for San Antonio.
The Spurs are 10-4 at home this season. They open a three-game homestand
against Milwaukee. San Antonio will also host the Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks
on the current stand. The Spurs are 0-1 against Utah this season and will be
playing the Hawks for the first time in the campaign.
San Antonio is 16-1 when it scores 100 or more points in a game this season.
The Spurs are 1-2 when they allow their opponent to reach the century mark.
All-Star forward Tim Duncan leads the Spurs in scoring (20.4 ppg) and
rebounding (9.9 rpg). He has scored in double-digits in all 28 of San
Antonio’s games this season and has collected 15 double-doubles.