Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/5/13
SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs looked like a team that just got a break. The Sixers looked like a team that needed one. At the end of a grueling eight-game road trip, including four games in the last five nights, the road-weary Sixers lost to the Spurs 109-86 on Saturday night at the AT&T Center. The Spurs had a similarly difficult period, playing the same four-in-five nights kind of stretch, but they went 3-1. They predictably fell in the last game of that marathon against the Knicks on Thursday night in New York. But they were coming off a day off Friday. The Sixers were coming off a thrashing from Oklahoma City. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich quipped before the game: "Philadelphia) doesn't have a rodeo, do they?" He was referring to the Spurs' famous spring rodeo road trip. Tony Parker scored 20 points, Manu Ginobili added 19 and Tim Duncan had 16 for the Spurs, who have won eight of their last nine games. The Sixers are headed in the opposite direction, losing five of thei...
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