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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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
IND 91
TOR 104
Final
DET 95
CLE 103
Final
MIA 102
MIL 109
Final
DAL 90
MEM 109
Half
GSW 56
CHI 51
 
Half
LAL 57
WAS 46
 
Final
AKR 59
BST 47
 
Final
KSU 63
CMICH 53
 
Final
VCU 72
GWU 48
Final
TOL 70
UMO 65
 
Final
MICH 58
NEB 44
Final
BGU 56
NILL 46
 
Final
EMICH 76
OHIO 40
 
Final
VT 70
PITT 67
Final
LAS 53
STJOE 48
Final
TULA 55
TULSA 62
Final
UGA 70
VANDY 62
Final
KYST 59
WVU 65
Final
BUF 77
WMICH 71
 
Final
GEOR 53
XAV 66
Final
EVAN 89
INDST 78
 
Final
ORU 94
TABOR 53
 
Final
OKST 64
BAY 53
9:00pm Tonight
PROV 0
DEP 0
 
Final
ALA 50
UF 52
9:00pm Tonight
RUTG 0
MSU 0
 
Final
ARK 69
TENN 64
 
Final
AUB 61
TEXAM 71
Final
UTST 56
WYO 44
Final
SDST 58
FRES 47
2nd
CALST 79
SDCHR 54
 
2nd
NEV 52
UNLV 51
 
1st
BSU 28
COLST 28
 
Final
PHI 4
ARI 3
Final
NYI 4
NYR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 3
Final
PIT 5
WIN 3
Final
MON 3
DAL 2
Final
FLA 4
DET 5
Final
CAR 4
TAM 2
Final
NAS 4
COL 3
Final
CAL 4
BUF 1
3rd
EDM 1
MIN 1
 
2nd Intermission
VAN 0
ANA 2