Already struggling to win on the road, the San Antonio Spurs are set to embark on a brief trip without Manu Ginobili.
If last season's matchup with Atlanta and Tony Parker's recent performances there are any indication, the Spurs might overcome Ginobili's absence when they visit the potentially short-handed Hawks on Saturday night.
San Antonio (31-11) has won 12 of 15 and extended its win streak to three in its second game without Ginobili on Friday. Parker had a team-best 25 points, including three of his team's final four baskets, while Tim Duncan scored 24 in a 95-88 home win over Golden State.
Ginobili is expected to miss another five to 10 days because of a strained left hamstring and likely won't be around to help his team try to improve on a 2-7 record in its last nine road games. The Spurs are averaging 98.0 points in their last nine road contests after averaging 107.5 in starting 11-2 away from San Antonio.
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