NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Tuesday, January 20th (All times eastern)
Indiana Pacers (15-26) at San Antonio Spurs (27-13), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Southwest Division-leading San Antonio Spurs return to the Alamo City Tuesday for the first of a quick two-game homestand when they host the Indiana Pacers.
The Spurs just finished a three-game road swing at 2-1 with a hard-fought 86-84 win over the Bobcats in Charlotte on Monday. Tim Duncan scored a team- high 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists in the win.
Tony Parker had a solid game with 13 points and 10 assists, while Roger Mason had 12 points and Manu Ginobili and George Hill each had 10 apiece for the Spurs, who lead the Southwest by a game over New Orleans. San Antonio has won seven of nine overall.
The Spurs will finish their quick residency with New Jersey on January 23.
The Pacers, meanwhile, suffered a heartbreaker in New Orleans on Monday when Chris Paul scored 27 points and hit the game-winning shot as time expired, as the Hornets edged Indiana, 103-100.
Danny Granger led all scorers with 30 points to pace Indiana, which had a two- game win streak broken and fell to 6-17 on the road this season. Troy Murphy had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Spurs, who are 15-7 at the AT&T Center on the year, swept the home-and- home series between the two clubs last season and has won five of six overall against the Pacers. Indiana has lost six straight and nine of its last 10 contests in San Antonio.
01/20 10:31:36 ET