NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, December 6th (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (15-3) at Chicago Bulls (2-12), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs go for their eight straight win tonight, as they visit the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.
The Spurs won their seventh consecutive game on Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Tim Duncan netted 20 points and four other San Antonio players scored in double-figures as the red-hot Spurs cruised to an easy 104-83 victory at the Bradley Center.
Tony Parker had 13 points and eight assists in the win over Milwaukee, as San Antonio won for the 13th time in 15 games. Reserves Devin Brown and Beno Udrich also chipped in 13 points for the Spurs, whose 15-3 start is the best in franchise history. The Spurs began the 1999-00 campaign 14-3.
Duncan has scored in double-digits in all 18 of San Antonio's games this season. He has registered 15 double-doubles.
San Antonio is 7-3 as the visitor this season.
The Bulls begin a five-game homestand tonight. Chicago will also host the Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks on the stand.
On Saturday, the Bulls were handed a 95-88 setback by the Washington Wizards at the MCI Center. Forward Tyson Chandler pulled down 21 rebounds and was one of three Chicago players, along with Kirk Hinrich and Eddy Curry to record 15 points.
Andres Nocioni scored 16 in Saturday's loss to pace the Bulls, who lost their second game in as many nights and are off to a dismal 2-12 start to the season.
Chandler has averaged 10 points and 14.3 rebounds in his last four games.
Chicago is 1-4 at the United Center this season.
Last season, the Spurs swept their two meetings with the Bulls. Overall, San Antonio has won six straight and 10 of the last 11 contests in this series. The Bulls last win over the Spurs was on December 28, 2000 at home.
The Spurs have won three straight and five of their last six at Chicago.
12/06 10:21:34 ET