Wednesday , Jan , 17 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Lakers, Spurs clash at AT&T Center

(Sports Network) – The Los Angeles Lakers attempt to extend their winning
streak to three games when they visit the San Antonio Spurs tonight at the
AT&T Center.

Los Angeles opens a three-game road trip this evening. Superstar Kobe Bryant
survived an off night, as he scored 25 points on 11-of-24 from the field and
dished out eight assists to lead the Lakers over the Miami Heat, 124-118, in
overtime at the Staples Center.

Brian Cook scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for LA, which has captured
six of its last eight games overall. Smush Parker scored 17 points, Maurice
Evans netted 12 and Andrew Bynum and Vladimir Radmanovic both contributed 11
points in the win over Miami for the Lakers.

The Lakers are 7-9 on the road this season. They will visit the Dallas
Mavericks on Thursday at American Airlines Center and the New Orleans/Oklahoma
City Hornets on Saturday at the Ford Center.

San Antonio tries to get back on the winning track. On Monday, Kirk Hinrich
paced five Bulls players in double figures with 23 points to go along with 10
rebounds and seven assists as Chicago defeated the Spurs, 99-87, at the United

Manu Ginobili scored 22 points and Tim Duncan netted 21 and pulled down 16
rebounds in the loss to Chicago for the Spurs, who had a four-game winning
streak halted. Bruce Bowen and Michael Finley both ended with 10 points in

The Spurs are 14-6 at home this season. They will host the injury-riddled
Hornets on Friday.

This is the second meeting of the season between the squads. On December 10th,
Bryant poured in a game-high 34 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the
Lakers past San Antonio, 106-99, at the Staples Center.

These two teams have split the last six meetings at San Antonio. The Lakers
have won two of the last three contests in this series.