Monday , Mar , 05 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Spurs go for ninth straight win against Clippers

(Sports Network) – The San Antonio Spurs try to extend their winning streak
to nine games when they visit the Los Angeles Clippers tonight at the Staples
Center.

San Antonio plays the second of a four-game road trip. Tim Duncan scored 26
points on 10-of-14 from the floor, as the Spurs picked up a 97-74 win against
the division-rival Houston Rockets on Saturday at the Toyota Center.

Michael Finley scored 14 points for San Antonio, which has won four in a row
on the road and is 21-10 as the visitor this season. Francisco Elson netted 13
and grabbed eight rebounds, while Beno Udrih added 12 points for the Spurs,
who will also visit the Trail Blazers and Kings on the current road swing.

The Spurs defeated the Rockets without All-Star guard Tony Parker, who was
scratched from the lineup with a left hip flexor. Parker is expected to miss
tonight’s contest.

LA tries to make it back-to-back wins tonight. Corey Maggette scored 20 points
to lift the Clippers over the Indiana Pacers, 87-64, at the Staples Center.

Elton Brand finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Chris Kaman had 16
points and seven rebounds in the win over Indiana for the Clippers, who have
won four of their last five games overall.

The Clippers are 21-10 as the host this season. They will visit the Golden
State Warriors on Friday at ORACLE Arena.

This is the third of four meetings between the squads this season. The Spurs
won the two previous contests and will host the Clipper on March 13th at the
AT&T Center.

San Antonio has won two straight and five of its last six games overall at the
Clippers. The Spurs have won three in a row in the series.

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