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Since wrapping up one of the best road trips in NBA history, the San Antonio Spurs have struggled at the AT&T Center. A game against the Washington Wizards should help, especially with Tony Parker back on the court. Coming off a disappointing loss without Parker, the Southwest Division-leading Spurs look to continue their dominance over the Wizards on Monday night. San Antonio (26-13) went 8-1 on a trip leading into the All-Star break establishing an NBA record for wins on a nine-game trip, but it has dropped three of five upon its return. Its two wins have come over Charlotte, owner of the league's worst record, and slumping New York. Parker had 32 points in Wednesday's 118-105 win over the Knicks, but played through a strained right quadriceps and a bothersome right calf. Gregg Popovich decided to give Parker the night off Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers, and Chris Paul and company took advantage. Paul had 36 points and the Clippers shot 51.2 percent and m...
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