banner

NBA

more stats

92
Final 1234Score
Brooklyn2016322492
San Antonio30293915113
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
113


NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Tuesday, December 31st (All times Eastern)

Brooklyn Nets (10-20) at San Antonio Spurs (24-7), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs have dominated against the Eastern Conference this season and will try to keep that reputation going Tuesday versus the Brooklyn Nets at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs are 10-1 in matchups with Eastern Conference inhabitants and have won two straight overall and nine of 12 games. They improved to 11-4 in the Alamo City with Sunday's 112-104 victory over Sacramento in the opener of a four-game homestand.

Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 28 points off the bench, while Tony Parker added 22 points with seven assists and Tim Duncan finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds. The game was tight through the first three quarters, then San Antonio scored 31 of the 48 points in the final stanza.

"Well we played good defense in the fourth," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. "We held them to 17 (points) as opposed to 38 in the second quarter. A combination of good defense in the fourth and making shots got us over the hump."

The Spurs distributed 29 assists and committed an NBA-low four turnovers.

Duncan has recorded nine double-doubles in his last 10 games for the Spurs, who will also host New York and the L.A. Clippers on the stay.

Brooklyn opened a rough stretch of three straight games on the road with Saturday's 105-91 setback at Indiana. It was the Nets' second loss to the Pacers in five days.

Paul Pierce scored 18 points and Mirza Teletovic added 17 for the Nets, who have lost five of their last six games and three in a row on the road. The Nets are 4-11 away from home this season.

"Coming out of the locker room we knew Indiana is the best in the third quarter," said Nets coach Jason Kidd. "They've played from behind and always looked at the third quarter to gain the lead. They took control."

Deron Williams chipped in 14 points and six assists in the loss.

The Nets will close out the trip Thursday in Oklahoma City. Brooklyn's opponents on this trip are a combined 73-17.

Brooklyn and San Antonio are meeting for the second straight season on New Year's Eve and the Spurs won the 2012-13 matchup by a 104-73 score. The Spurs are unbeaten in the last five meetings with the Nets and 19-1 over the previous 20 matchups between the teams.

The Nets have dropped 10 in a row in the Alamo City, last winning there back on Jan. 22, 2002.

12/31 10:25:25 ET

Other Stories

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Tomorrow at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Tomorrow at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Minnesota

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
MIN
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
TOR
1:05pm Today
STL
HOU
 
1:05pm Today
BOS
MIA
 
1:05pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
NYY
 
1:05pm Today
ATL
WAS
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
BAL
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
DET
 
3:05pm Today
SDP
CWS
 
3:05pm Today
CHC
CIN
 
3:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
3:05pm Today
MIL
LOS
 
3:05pm Today
TEX
SFG
 
3:05pm Today
LOS
SEA
 
3:10pm Today
ANA
COL
 
3:10pm Today
ARI
OAK
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
PIT
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
CHI
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
MIA
7:00pm Tonight
ORL
SAC
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
TOR
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
UTA
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
CLE
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
BOS
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
DET
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
LAL
8:00pm Tonight
BRK
PHO
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
DEN
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
DAL
12:00pm Today
MVSU
ARKPB
 
12:00pm Today
CSOU
LONG
 
1:05pm Today
WICHS
SILL
2:00pm Today
RAD
WINT
 
3:35pm Today
ILLST
EVAN
6:00pm Tonight
HIGH
GWEBB
 
6:00pm Tonight
UNCG
SAMF
6:00pm Tonight
ELON
TOWS
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
AKR
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
BGU
 
7:00pm Tonight
DART
BRO
 
7:00pm Tonight
WMICH
CMICH
 
7:00pm Tonight
PENN
CLMB
 
7:00pm Tonight
PRIN
CORN
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
ILLCH
7:00pm Tonight
OHIO
UMO
 
7:00pm Tonight
BST
NILL
 
7:00pm Tonight
EMICH
TOL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NIOWA
BRAD
7:30pm Tonight
MURST
MORE
8:00pm Tonight
CCAR
UNCA
 
8:00pm Tonight
HARV
YALE
 
8:30pm Tonight
DREX
COC
8:30pm Tonight
CITA
FUR
9:00pm Tonight
USF
PAC
9:00pm Tonight
BAY
TTU
9:30pm Tonight
EKENT
BEL
9:30pm Tonight
CLST
DET
9:35pm Tonight
INDST
LOYC
11:30pm Tonight
SCU
LMU
7:00pm Tonight
NJD
CLB
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
MIN
7:30pm Tonight
OTT
BUF
7:30pm Tonight
DET
CAL
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
EDM
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
PIT