NBA Preview from The Sports Network
Monday, February 25th (All times eastern)
Atlanta Hawks (22-31) at San Antonio Spurs (37-17), 8:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The streaking San Antonio Spurs go for their sixth straight victory, as they welcome the Atlanta Hawks tonight to the AT&T Center.
This is the second and final meeting of the campaign between the clubs. On November 20th, Tony Parker scored 31 points and dished out nine assists to lead the Spurs to a 95-83 victory over the Hawks at Philips Arena.
The Spurs have won three in a row in the series, while Atlanta has lost nine straight and 12 of its last 13 on the road in this series.
San Antonio plays the middle contest of a three-game homestand tonight. On Saturday, Manu Ginobili poured in 30 points and handed out a career-best 12 assists to lead the Spurs to a 98-89 win over the New Orleans Hornets at the AT&T Center. Ginobili, who shot 10-of-18 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from three-point range, also grabbed six rebounds.
Tim Duncan scored 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who have won five in a row and nine of their last 10 games overall. Parker ended with 10 points for San Antonio.
The Spurs are 22-5 at home this season. They will host Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at the AT&T Center.
Atlanta wraps up a six-game road trip on Monday. It is 1-4 so far on the swing. Carlos Boozer scored a team-high 21 points and had 12 rebounds, as the Utah Jazz earned a 100-94 victory over the Hawks Sunday night at EnergySolutions Arena.
Josh Smith scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Hawks, who have lost seven of their last eight games overall. Mike Bibby poured in 18 points and dished out nine assists, as Atlanta remained winless in 14 tries at Utah. All-Star Joe Johnson just missed a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in the loss for Atlanta.
In injury news for the Hawks, guard Acie Law (wrist) is expected to miss Monday's game against San Antonio.
The Hawks are 7-20 on the road this season. Atlanta returns home to host the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
02/25 10:34:59 ET