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Saturday, February 8th (All times Eastern)

San Antonio Spurs (36-14) at Charlotte Bobcats (22-28), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs lost their first game of the Rodeo trip last time out, but will try and get back on track Saturday night when they visit the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Spurs defeated the New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards, but the Wizards victory took a toll. Tony Parker left with a back injury and that kept him out of San Antonio's 103-89 loss Thursday to the Brooklyn Nets.

Tim Duncan (rest) also sat out, along with Boris Diaw (illness), but both are expected back in the lineup Saturday. Parker is considered doubtful against Charlotte, but Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili are both still a ways away from a return.

To compound the problems, the Spurs survived double-overtime on Wednesday to best Washington.

"I'm really proud of my guys. I thought they did a great job. After the [double overtime] game last night, then to come in here tonight, I thought the effort was great," said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.

Cory Joseph paced San Antonio with 18 points against Brooklyn, while Danny Green netted 17 points and Patty Mills registered 16 off the bench.

The Spurs had won three in a row before Thursday and will still visit the Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns on the long sojourn.

The Bobcats returned home from a very successful western road trip, where they went 3-1 with victories over the Denver Nuggets, LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors and a loss against the Suns.

Charlotte's win over the Warriors ended the trip and it was the most resounding. The Bobcats left Oracle Arena with a 91-75 victory, as Al Jefferson led all scorers with 30 points and 13 rebounds.

The Bobcats held the Warriors to a horrid 31 percent shooting and led by as many as 22 in cruising to their 22nd victory of the season, already surpassing last year's win total.

They welcomed back Kemba Walker, who missed the previous seven games with an ankle injury and chipped in seven points, seven assists and six boards Tuesday.

"We let him dictate when he came in and out," Charlotte head coach Steve Clifford said of Walker's return. "Obviously he makes a big difference with our team."

Gerald Henderson also filled the stat sheet with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Charlotte, which went 4-3 with Walker out of the lineup.

The Spurs have won five in a row against the Bobcats and is 15-2 all-time in the series. San Antonio is 7-1 in Charlotte.

02/08 16:03:35 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
1st Intermission
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
4th
MIA 72
BOS 61
 
4th
BRK 85
DET 80
 
3rd
SAC 73
LAL 79
 
4th
ORL 60
PHI 64
 
4th
WAS 71
PHO 79
 
2nd
MIN 34
IND 45
 
2nd
OKC 39
NOP 45
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
2nd
UGA 63
SHU 38
 
2nd
ALA 41
APP 45
 
Half
KSU 23
NDST 21
 
1st
WASU 41
SJST 25
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
2nd Intermission
DET 0
COL 0
 
2nd Intermission
EDM 5
DAL 3
 
1st Intermission
BOS 1
BUF 0
 
1st Intermission
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
1st Intermission
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
 
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
 
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA