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SAN ANTONIO (38 - 11) at MINNESOTA (18 - 27)
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SAN ANTONIO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games38-11+14.227-2022-27104.151.648.7%49.095.747.344.0%49.6
Road Games16-9+1.414-1114-11103.249.447.4%49.699.547.744.7%51.1
Last 5 Games5-0+42-23-2105.054.450.9%46.094.445.245.2%48.4
SAN ANTONIO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)104.151.640-8248.7%8-2237.9%16-2178.8%49825179155
vs opponents surrendering97.849.137-8245.0%7-2035.8%17-2275.2%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)103.249.439-8247.4%9-2337.1%17-2178.0%50824178155
Stats Against (All Games)95.747.337-8544.0%6-1832.5%15-2075.7%501121198155
vs opponents averaging97.748.937-8244.9%7-2035.6%17-2275.5%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)99.547.739-8744.7%6-1833.3%16-2077.6%511122188136

MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games18-27-9.620-2424-2195.349.643.6%
Home Games12-10-2.910-1211-1196.348.843.7%53.593.646.543.1%52.3
Last 5 Games1-4-3.82-34-1100.851.048.6%45.699.049.447.1%49.8
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)95.349.636-8243.6%5-1829.9%18-2572.9%531322188155
vs opponents surrendering98.449.537-8245.0%7-2035.8%17-2275.3%511122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)96.348.836-8243.7%5-1830.0%19-2672.4%541322188146
Stats Against (All Games)97.047.937-8146.0%7-1936.1%15-2075.5%491022238156
vs opponents averaging98.349.137-8245.2%7-2035.8%17-2275.4%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)93.646.536-8343.1%6-1932.8%16-2175.3%521219238166
Average power rating of opponents played: SAN ANTONIO 95.8,  MINNESOTA 95.5
SAN ANTONIO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
12/30/2012@ DALLAS111-86W-6W207U41-8150.6%491138-9540.0%5211
1/2/2013@ MILWAUKEE117-110W-5.5W204O46-8951.7%47843-8848.9%5316
1/3/2013@ NEW YORK83-100L-1L209U28-7736.4%441339-8247.6%5712
1/7/2013@ NEW ORLEANS88-95L-8L193.5U33-7345.2%441940-8348.2%4514
1/9/2013LA LAKERS108-105W-13.5L214U41-8448.8%511844-9546.3%519
1/11/2013@ MEMPHIS98-101L2L187O35-7646.1%441840-8547.1%4914
1/18/2013GOLDEN STATE95-88W-11.5L201.5U36-8045.0%501036-8442.9%469
1/19/2013@ ATLANTA98-93W-3.5W194U41-8647.7%46835-8541.2%5915
1/21/2013@ PHILADELPHIA90-85W-6L195U34-8142.0%561437-8444.0%4916
1/23/2013NEW ORLEANS106-102W-8.5L195O43-8053.7%44838-8146.9%5413
1/25/2013@ DALLAS113-107W2W204.5O43-8948.3%521542-9146.2%5014
2/6/2013@ MINNESOTA              
2/8/2013@ DETROIT              
2/10/2013@ BROOKLYN              
2/11/2013@ CHICAGO              
2/13/2013@ CLEVELAND              
2/19/2013@ SACRAMENTO              
2/21/2013@ LA CLIPPERS              
2/22/2013@ GOLDEN STATE              

MINNESOTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
1/2/2013@ UTAH84-106L3L196U29-8434.5%501143-8749.4%5812
1/3/2013@ DENVER101-97W8.5W201U37-8344.6%641340-8646.5%467
1/9/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY84-106L13L202U31-7243.1%431936-7647.4%4712
1/11/2013@ NEW ORLEANS92-104L3L181.5O31-6944.9%401444-8452.4%4612
1/13/2013@ SAN ANTONIO88-106L12.5L199U33-8937.1%471345-8056.2%5217
1/14/2013@ DALLAS98-113L7.5L195.5O35-8541.2%531546-7759.7%369
1/17/2013LA CLIPPERS77-90L5L193U30-8435.7%531435-7745.5%5818
1/21/2013@ ATLANTA96-104L8T184.5O36-7448.6%401741-7157.7%4422
1/25/2013@ WASHINGTON101-114L6.5L187O39-8844.3%621648-8357.8%4216
1/26/2013@ CHARLOTTE101-102L3W194O37-7748.1%441637-7350.7%4117
1/30/2013LA CLIPPERS90-96L4.5L189U33-7544.0%461335-7745.5%5915
2/1/2013LA LAKERS100-111L2.5L200.5O41-8946.1%491339-9242.4%6612
2/2/2013NEW ORLEANS115-86W-4W188.5O45-7758.4%511828-7040.0%3823
2/6/2013SAN ANTONIO              
2/8/2013NEW YORK              
2/10/2013@ MEMPHIS              
2/11/2013@ CLEVELAND              
2/22/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY              
SAN ANTONIO: GUARDS: TONY PARKER played at an MVP level last year. His eye injury is obviously not an issue, and he was constantly getting on coach Gregg Popovich to let him finish meaningless games last year. There's no reason he can't repeat last year's performance . . . MANU GINOBILI dealt with a series of nagging injuries last year, and it's clear the team will have to monitor his regular-season workload . . . GARY NEAL provides solid minutes in this rotation, mostly at the point, and is able to consistently knock down threes . . . DANNY GREEN's rotation spot is in a bit of peril. He was too much of an offensive liability in last year's Western Conference Finals . . . NANDO de COLO is a combo guard who can provide instant offense off the bench. He can shoot it and does a nice job getting to the line . . . PATTY MILLS steps in as another viable option in this loaded backcourt . . . CORY JOSEPH's roster spot is in jeopardy after a middling D-League season. FORWARDS: TIM DUNCAN will continue to save it up for the playoffs. He still has plenty left in the tank, but he'll get tons of rest in March and April and more and more often defers to Tony Parker on offense when he does play . . . There's plenty to like about KAWHI LEONARD, who proved to be useful on both ends of the court last season. He'll be asked to be a little more aggressive offensively this year and should even have a couple of sets designed for him . . . STEPHEN JACKSON was a bit of a disaster in Milwaukee before landing with the Spurs last year. He's another veteran who will be paced during the regular season. And while he's been a facilitator in the past, he's really just a catch-and-shoot guy in San Antonio . . . MATT BONNER will continue to come off the bench and hoist some threes. CENTERS: BORIS DIAW's pick-and-pop ability makes him Popovich's top choice in the center rotation . . . TIAGO SPLITTER looks to be a career second-unit guy. He works hard and can defend, but he's just too clunky on the offensive end . . . DeJUAN BLAIR can pick up some cheap baskets, but his lack of offensive skills and defensive size makes him a fringe rotation player.
MINNESOTA: GUARDS: RICKY RUBIO could be back by late December, but even he's not confident his knee will be 100 percent. His minutes might have to be scaled back . . . LUKE RIDNOUR will handle the offense with Rubio hampered. The vet is a steady hand in coach Rick Adelman's Euro-style offense . . . They're counting on BRANDON ROY to reclaim his old form after a radical knee procedure. He may never be 100 percent, but he should at least give them sixth-man minutes . . . CHASE BUDINGER is a three-point marksman who moves well off the ball, a perfect fit in Adelman's system . . . J.J. BAREA will take some of the point guard burden as well. He's a top sixth man . . . ALEXEY SHVED can help as a combo guard, though he might have trouble breaking into this rotation . . . MALCOLM LEE is a defensive stopper who won't be asked to shoot very often. FORWARDS: Despite being limited athletically, KEVIN LOVE is an elite rebounder and shooter for a big. He'll continue to be the focal point of this offense once he returns from a broken hand in early December . . . ANDREI KIRILENKO returns to the States after a dominating Euroleague stint. He's a big upgrade at the three and should be comfortable in Adelman's system . . . DERRICK WILLIAMS will continue his attempted transition to the three. As last year proved, he's a long, long ways away. He might have to play himself into a rotation spot . . . DANTE CUNNINGHAM is a nice, efficient big to bring off the bench . . . Since they need shooting on the wings, rookie ROBBIE HUMMEL has a chance to crack the rotation. CENTERS: NIKOLA PEKOVIC is a beast, the best offensive rebounder in the NBA. His total rebounding numbers get hurt playing alongside Kevin Love, but Pekovic will continue to bully his way to put-backs . . . GREG STIEMSMA is going to come in and do some pushing and shoving (and occasional shot-blocking) for 12-to-15 MPG.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO BASKETBALL PREVIEW (SAN ANTONIO-MINNESOTA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Spurs-Timberwolves Preview* ============================


San Antonio (38-11) at Minnesota (18-27), 9:00 p.m. EDT

The San Antonio Spurs own a 10-game winning streak and the league's best record as their annual rodeo road trip begins.

The best news, though, is they expect Tim Duncan to play during the trek.

It's uncertain if that will happen for the opener after he suffered a scary-looking injury, but the Spurs still shouldn't expect much trouble Wednesday night with the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.

Duncan was down for several minutes after Washington's Martell Webster rolled into the back of his legs in the second quarter of Saturday's 96-86 victory. The two-time MVP had to be helped to the locker room.

An MRI on Sunday, though, revealed no structural damage. Duncan suffered only a mild right ankle sprain and is listed as day to day with a sore knee, a problem which caused him to miss the previous four games.

"When you first see it, nothing positive in your mind pops up," guard Gary Neal said. "... But it was nothing serious and Timmy will probably be back in the middle of the road trip."

The 14-time All-Star, however, was shooting jumpers at practice Monday, and the team has yet to say when he is expected to play. One member of the Spurs said he would not be shocked if coach Gregg Popovich played Duncan on Wednesday.

"You can't be surprised of nothing that happens between (Duncan) and Pop," swingman Stephen Jackson said. "... They have a relationship like no other. I wouldn't be surprised. They do a great job of communicating, they've been together for so long. I think they know how each other feel and I think Pop will make the right decision."

This is the first of nine straight road games - broken up by All-Star weekend - while the rodeo takes over the AT&T Center. The Spurs were 8-1 on last year's trip and have never had a losing record on this extended road swing, which they first took in 2003.

"If you know you're winning, it's always fun," Neal said of these treks. "So hopefully we'll be able to get out to a good start against Minnesota on the trip and continue to build from there."

San Antonio (38-11) is riding its fourth double-digit win streak in 13 months but first this season. The 10 opponents on this run have been held to an average of 90.8 points.

Offensively, Tony Parker has keyed the surge. He's been particularly good over the last five games, shooting 65.8 percent while averaging 23.8 points and 9.8 assists.

Parker had 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting in a 106-88 home win over Minnesota on Jan. 13 in this season's only meeting. Duncan had a season-high seven blocks, but even if he doesn't play Wednesday, San Antonio seems to have a good shot at its 19th win in the last 21 meetings.

The Timberwolves (18-27), losers in 12 of 14, haven't defeated the Spurs without Kevin Love since 2007. Love, out with a broken hand, averaged 21.0 points and 15.5 rebounds in two wins over San Antonio last season after Minnesota had lost 16 straight in the series.

The Timberwolves' other starting forward also could be sidelined. Andrei Kirilenko strained his right quadriceps in Monday's 100-98 home loss to Portland and did not return.

Ricky Rubio tied a career high with 14 assists and added a season-best 15 points. Dante Cunningham, 20 of 27 from the field in the last two games, scored a career-high 23 as Minnesota nearly overcame a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

"If we play like that, we can play with anybody," center Nikola Pekovic said.

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