NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, March 4th (All times eastern)
Chicago Bulls (29-25) at San Antonio Spurs (44-13), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs play the second of a four-game homestand, as they welcome the surprising Chicago Bulls tonight to the SBC Center.
It will be the second and final meeting of the season between the clubs. On December 6th, the Spurs knocked off the Bulls, 91-75, at the United Center. Overall, the Spurs have won seven straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings in this series. Chicago has lost five straight and is 7-22 at San Antonio.
The Spurs, who will host the Utah Jazz and New Jersey Nets in their final two games of their current homestand, come into tonight's game on a two-game winning streak.
On Wednesday, Manu Ginobili scored 17 points and Tony Parker netted 15 as San Antonio held on to defeat the Toronto Raptors, 92-86, at the SBC Center. Tim Duncan posted a double-double, finishing with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Robert Horry added a season-high 13 points off the bench for the Spurs, who have won 19 of their last 25 games overall.
San Antonio is a perfect 10-0 in Friday games this season.
The Spurs are a league-best 25-2 at home this season. San Antonio has won 17 of its last 18 at the SBC Center.
Chicago attempts to get back on the winning track, as it opens a brief two- game road trip tonight. The Bulls will visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday at the Bradley Center.
On Tuesday, All-Star Tracy McGrady poured in 32 points and handed out seven assists, as the Houston Rockets blew out the Bulls, 119-89, at the United Center.
Eddy Curry had a team-high 17 points and rookie Ben Gordon added 15 off the bench in Tuesday's loss for Chicago, which had its two-game winning streak halted Kirk Hinrich, who entered the game against Houston as the team's leading scorer at 15.8 points per game, was held to only four points on 2-of-5 shooting in 23 minutes of action.
Chicago, which has scored over 100 points only 14 times this season, is 11-14 on the road.
03/04 10:20:43 ET