Spurs starting to dominate
The San Antonio Spurs head to The Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday with both the best home and the best away record in the league.
Now 17-9 away from the friendly confines of the AT & T Center in San Antonio, the Spurs have won 11 in a row and last lost to the Grizzlies, in Memphis, in the second week of January.
Wednesday Tony Parker was in fine form for San Antonio scoring 31 points in the 104-94 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
Danny Green chipped in with an additional 28 points highlighted by 8 3-pointers as part of a 9-of-14 shooting night. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili did not play for the Spurs, 11/10 to win the NBA Championship, in the 10-point victory and are considered day-to-day for the game against the Pistons.
Just 3-7 in their past 10 outings, Detroit has lost three in a row to the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
Losers of two in a row, and badly so, the Golden State Warriors head to the FedEx Forum in Memphis to play the Grizzlies.
The two sides have played twice already this year at the Oracle Arena in Oakland with the Grizzlies taking both contests in relatively easy fashion.
Four-and-a-half games out of a playoff place, the Los Angeles Lakers head to Charlotte to face the Bobcats after being blown out by the Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston.
Without Pau Gasol, but with the returning Dwight Howard the Lakers reverted to their poor form and came out on the wrong end of a 116-95 score line. Despite protestations to the contrary by the LA management keeping Howard at this point only makes sense if the Lakers are prepared to part ways with Kobe Bryant when his contract ends and instead make a play for significant free agents in a couple of years’ time.
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