No time to relax for Spurs
(Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs (30-13) are in second place and
trail the defending Western Conference champion and first place Dallas
Mavericks by five games in the Southwest Division.
San Antonio is 18-3 when it scores 100 or more points this season. The Spurs
are 1-5 when their opponent reaches the century mark.
All-Stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are leading the Spurs once again. Duncan
leads the squad in scoring (19.8 ppg) and rebounding (10.5 rpg), while Parker,
who is second on the team in scoring at 19.0 points per game, has dished out a
club-high 5.6 assists per contest.
Southwest Division rivals battle on Wednesday, as the Spurs welcome the
Houston Rockets to the AT&T Center. It is the second of four meetings between
the squads this season. The teams split the previous two contests, as both
teams picked up a win on the road. Houston is scheduled to host the Spurs on
March 3rd at the Toyota Center.
Houston has lost 17 of its last 18 at San Antonio.
San Antonio enters Wednesday’s contest on a three-game winning streak. Duncan
scored 21 points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out five assists to
lead the Spurs over the Boston Celtics, 93-89, on Monday at TD Banknorth
Duncan ended 7-of-17 from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 from the foul line,
while Parker and Manu Ginobili both contributed 15 points for the Spurs, who
defeated Boston for the 18th straight time. The last time the Celtics beat San
Antonio was on January 8, 1997.
The Spurs are 15-7 at home this season. They will host the Memphis Grizzlies
on Friday. San Antonio is 2-0 against the Grizzlies this season, as it picked
up a win at home and on the road versus Memphis.