NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, February 10th (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (38-10) at New Jersey Nets (26-21), 8 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New Jersey Nets try to match their franchise-record home winning streak this evening when they continue a five-game homestand against the San Antonio Spurs at Continental Airlines Arena.
The Nets won their 12th straight game in the Garden State on Wednesday, as Vince Carter scored 22 points and dished out seven assists to lead New Jersey over the New York Knicks, 96-83.
Richard Jefferson added 18 points and eight assists for the Nets, who have won three straight and four of their last five overall.
Nenad Krstic chipped in 14 points and eight boards for New Jersey, which improved to 3-0 on its current homestand and with a win tonight will tie the 13-game home runs of the 2001-02 and 2002-03 teams.
The Nets, who are averaging 102.6 during the home win streak, will conclude their stand on Sunday and are 16-6 in their arena this season.
San Antonio, meanwhile, comes into tonight's contest rolling as well after Tony Parker posted 32 points and a season-high 13 assists to lead the Tim Duncan-less Spurs past the Toronto Raptors, 125-118, in overtime on Wednesday at the Air Canada Centre.
Michael Finley scored 23 points, while Sean Marks scored a career-high 16 for the Spurs, who won their season-best seventh straight game. Manu Ginobili and Rasho Nesterovic added 14 points apiece in San Antonio's 11th victory in its last 12 games.
Duncan sat out due to flu-like symptoms, missing his first game of the season. He is questionable for tonight's tilt, while Robert Horry (lower abdominal strain) and Nick Van Exel (sore left elbow) are probable.
The Spurs, in the midst of a season-long eight game road trip, has won seven straight on the road and are 17-7 away from home this season.
San Antonio ended New Jersey's 10-game winning streak earlier in the season and has won the last six matchups in this series. The Spurs, though, have dropped five of eight in New Jersey.
02/10 10:45:37 ET