NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, December 22nd (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (20-5) at Orlando Magic (14-10), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs target their fifth consecutive win this evening when they head to Orlando to face the Magic at TD Waterhouse Centre.
San Antonio's latest win came on Saturday, as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili each scored 21 points to lead the Spurs to a 104-85 victory over the Golden State Warriors at the SBC Center.
Ginobili added seven rebounds and six assists, while Parker dished out nine assists for San Antonio, which posted its 12th win in its last 14 tries.
Beno Udrih registered 11 points for San Antonio, which used a 20-2 surge to overcome a 14-point deficit in the second quarter. The Spurs mounted a 22-6 run less than five minutes into the fourth quarter to take control. A three- point play by Ginobili put them ahead 94-73.
The Spurs, who will start a three-game homestand after tonight's affair, have won five of their last six on the road and are 9-4 away from home this season.
Orlando, meanwhile, comes in on a losing note after falling 117-107 to the red-hot Miami Heat on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Steve Francis paced the Magic with a game-high 32 points.
Cuttino Mobley added 22 points, while Grant Hill chipped in 20 points for Orlando, which has dropped four of five despite shooting 40-of-78 from the floor.
Orlando, which is starting a three-game homestand tonight, has won three straight and four of its last five at home and is 8-2 at home on the season.
The Spurs defeated the Magic earlier in the year and have won seven straight and eight of their last nine against Orlando, who last topped San Antonio back on January 20, 2001. The Spurs have also won four in a row in Orlando.
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