The San Antonio Spurs had been rolling before coming up short their last time out due in part to a lack of energy.
The Philadelphia 76ers could be faced with a similar issue Saturday night as they conclude a season-high eight-game road trip.
Seeking a 10th straight home win, the Spurs try to get back on track against a 76ers team surely dreading another visit to San Antonio.
One night after beating Milwaukee 117-110, the Spurs (26-9) saw their season-best seven-game winning streak come to an end Thursday in a 100-83 loss at New York. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker scored just 11 points apiece while Manu Ginobili was limited to eight on 2-of-10 shooting for San Antonio, which was outrebounded 48-35 and outscored 36-12 in the paint.
"They shot the hell out of it and I could see it wasn't going to happen," said coach Gregg Popovich, whose team was held to a season-low point total. "Just too low on fuel and their defense was too good. Bad combination, and then they ma...