Spurs/Warriors Preview

By mrehome

Duncan scored 33 to lead San Antonio on February 2, 2009.

San Antonio, Texas — The San Antonio Spurs are coming off of a tough loss against the Houston Rockets on Sunday afternoon but this team will need to get into gear in facing a high powered offense in the Golden State Warriors.

The last time these two teams met the Spurs did come out with the win but not after the Warriors and Stephen Jackson made it a game.  It was an overtime affair that the Spurs game out on top 110 to 105.

Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili led the Spurs with 32 points.

“(Ginobili) is really finding his stride and been playing great the last five or six games,” Duncan said. “It looks like he’s feeling good about it and is getting back to the basket a lot more which is only going to help us.”

Ginobili was a key factor in the game against the Warriors off the bench.

Stephen Jackson scored a season high against this former team, he ended with 33.

“We had the game right there, where we wanted,” Jackson said. “We gave ourselves a great shot and we have to take it for what it’s worth.”

In the game the Warriors were looking to run away as with 8:39 left in the quarter they were up 98 to 77. But the next six minutes would not be good for the Warriors and gave the Spurs time to come back and tie the game to send it into the extra period.

That would be all the Spurs needed as they outscored the Warriors 15 to 10.

Warriors now come into town tonight and if it is any indication on what could be, this should be another shootout.

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