Spurs looking to win 20th straight game at AT&T Center

The Spurs (28-6) lost to the Rockets just over a week ago, 88-84

(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs will not call it a revenge game, but when they host Houston Saturday night they will want to get back that Christmas night loss to the Rockets.

The Spurs lost to the Rockets just over a week ago 88-84.

"Ball movement is going to be key, we played good defense over there, we just didn't make shots," said Tony Parker.

The Spurs only hit 43 percent of their shots and turned the ball over 17 times. They held James Harden, who averages 28 points a game, to 20 points; although he hit two big 3-pointers down the stretch, one of them over Tim Duncan. The Rockets only scored 88 points, most nights that would mean a win for the Spurs.

"It was frustrating to hold them to 88 and not be able to win," said Gregg Popovich, Spurs head coach." We turned it over, shot poorly just didn't have a lot of people play well that night."

They will need people to step up Saturday night especially if they want to keep their home winning streak alive, they are going after their 20th straight at home.

They will have Duncan back in the lineup after he missed the last three games.

The Rockets come into the game on a three-game losing streak, and have not won since beating the Spurs.

At (28-6) on the season the Spurs have the second-best record in the league, Parker said they are headed in the right direction.

"I still think it is going in the right direction," Parker said. "After the All-Star break it will be even better, usually that is when we start getting stuff going." 

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