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The San Antonio Spurs (40-12) will look to secure another win on their annual Rodeo Road Trip with a visit to Chicago to face the Bulls (30-20). This will be the first meeting between the Spurs and Bulls and will also mark the fourth road game for San Antonio on their annual extended road trip (2-1).
The Spurs are coming off a 111-86 win over the Nets in Brooklyn last night. Tony Parker paced the Spurs with 29 points and 11 assists. The Spurs also were without Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan who are both nursing individual injuries and are listed as day-to-day heading into tonight's contest.
The Bulls are coming off a 93-89 win over the Jazz. Carlos Boozer led the team with 19 points. Bulls' Joakim Noah is a game-time decision for tonight.
And as the Spurs and Bulls get set to clash, here are five things to watch for during tonight's game:
• San Antonio is 7-4 on the second games of back-to-backs this season.
• Chicago is 6-1 this year when it holds its opponent to 80 points or less and 20-6 when it holds teams to less than 90 points.
• Chicago is 14-2 when both Boozer and Joakim Noah post double-doubles.
• Chicago is 11-1 when two players score 20 points or more.
• Chicago's Nate Robinson has started last five games and posted 16.6 ppg and 8.6 apg.
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The Spurs are reportedly trying to move center, Dejuan Blair, before the February 21st trade deadline. The 3-year veteran, who’s averaging 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game this season, has drawn interest from several teams around the league according to Chris Broussard.
According to Chris Broussard, ESPN:
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Former Chicago Bulls guard and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams says his Bulls teammates during the 2002-2003 NBA season smoked marijuana before games.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have been ruled out for the San Antonio Spurs' game at Brooklyn, still sidelined by injuries.
Duncan missed his third straight game on Sunday due to a sore left knee. Ginobili was out for the fourth consecutive game with tightness in his left hamstring.
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Tony Parker had 29 points and 11 assists in another brilliant performance without his two sidekicks, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the second half to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-86 on Sunday night.
Two nights after a loss in Detroit ended their 11-game winning streak, the Spurs got back on track quickly behind Parker, who fell short of his third straight 30-point game only...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Parker had 29 points and 11 assists in another brilliant performance without his two sidekicks, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the second half to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-86 on Sunday night.
Two nights after a loss in Detroit ended their 11-game winning streak, the Spurs got back on track quickly behind Parker, who fell short of his third straight 30...
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The San Antonio Spurs (39-12) will next face the Brooklyn Nets (29-21) in Brooklyn for game three of their annual Rodeo Road Trip. This is the final meeting between the Spurs and Nets this season. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are still day-to-day due to injury.
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