NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, February 11th (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (39-11) at New Jersey Nets (21-28), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs continue their current road trip tonight when they visit the New Jersey Nets at the Meadowlands.
The Spurs will try to rebound after having a five-game winning streak snapped in Wednesday's 95-87 loss to Washington. That contest marked the fourth portion of a seven-game trek.
Tony Parker had 22 points and nine assists for the Spurs, who played their second straight game without All-Star Tim Duncan. San Antonio had won nine of the previous 10 games overall.
Duncan, who injured his right ankle in practice on Monday, also missed Monday's win over the Charlotte Bobcats. A two-time league MVP, Duncan leads the Spurs in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 21.3 points per game and 11.8 boards per outing.
Duncan is questionable for this evening's contest.
San Antonio, which has won five of its last seven road games, will continue its venture on Sunday in Miami.
New Jersey, meanwhile, will play the fourth installment of a five-game homestand tonight. The Nets are 2-1 on the set so far, as they had a two-game win streak halted in Wednesday's 104-103 overtime loss at the hands of the LA Lakers.
Vince Carter finished with 27 points, but missed a potential game-winner in the extra frame for New Jersey, which has won nine of its last 13 games overall. Jason Collins and Jabari Smith each contributed 11, while Billy Thomas chipped in a career-high 14 in a losing cause.
The Nets held a seemingly comfortable eight-point lead with 2:40 left in the fourth quarter, but the Lakers went on an 8-0 run to knot things and force OT.
New Jersey, which had a five-game home winning streak snapped, will host Denver on Sunday.
San Antonio swept two games from the Nets last season, but the teams have split the last eight regular-season clashes.
02/11 10:09:13 ET