NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Wednesday, November 23rd (All times eastern)
San Antonio Spurs (9-2) at Golden State Warriors (7-5), 10:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The San Antonio Spurs hope to collect their fifth straight win tonight, as they visit the Golden State Warriors at The Arena in Oakland.
The Spurs wrap up a brief two-game road trip. On Monday, Tony Parker ended with 23 points and two-time MVP Tim Duncan netted 22 and pulled down 19 rebounds to lead San Antonio over the Sacramento Kings, 96-93, at ARCO Arena.
Both Duncan and Parker finished 9-of-16 from the floor in the win over Sacramento for the Spurs, who led by as many as 17 points in the second half but had to fend off a late Kings rally to earn their fourth consecutive win and seventh in eight outings.
Duncan is off to another great start this season. He leads the Spurs in scoring (21.7 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg), while Parker has dished out a team-best 5.6 assists per game.
San Antonio is 4-2 on the road this season. The Spurs are scheduled to return home on Friday to host the Chicago Bulls and will then welcome the Lakers on November 29th to the SBC Center.
The Warriors try to win their second straight game. On Monday, Baron Davis had 17 points and eight assists, and came up with a big defensive play in the closing seconds to preserve Golden State's 100-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets at The Arena in Oakland.
High-flying Jason Richardson scored 25 points and Derek Fisher added 22 in the win over New Jersey for the Warriors, who have won two of their last three contests overall and haven't lost back-to-back games this season. Troy Murphy finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Adonal Foyle grabbed 13 boards in the winning effort.
Richardson leads the Warriors in scoring (22.4 ppg), while Murphy has grabbed a team-best 8.8 rebounds per game and Davis has dished out a club-high 8.7 assists per contest.
Golden State is 4-2 at home this season. The Warriors will return to the court on Friday when they visit the Utah Jazz at the Delta Center.
The home team has won six of seven and 10 of the last 12 contests in this series. San Antonio has lost three of its last five at Golden State.
11/23 10:46:09 ET