Saturday, March 12, 2005

Nuggets-Spurs Preview


STANDINGS (through March 10): Nuggets - 2nd place, 10{ GB, Northwest Division. Spurs - 1st place, Southwest Division.

PROBABLE STARTERS: Nuggets - F Kenyon Martin, F Anthony, C Camby, G DerMarr Johnson, G Andre Miller. Spurs - F Duncan, F Bruce Bowen, C Rasho Nesterovic, G Ginobili, G Tony Parker.

TEAM LEADERS: Nuggets - Anthony, 20.2 ppg; Camby, 10.0 rpg; Miller, 6.3 apg. Spurs - Duncan, 21.2 ppg and 11.6 rpg; Parker, 6.2 apg.

SEASON SERIES: Spurs, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Jan. 8; Spurs, 99-90. At San Antonio, Bowen made three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and held Anthony in check to lead the Spurs. Bowen finished with 17 points on 6-for-8 shooting, while Anthony scored eight on 4-for-15 shooting.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS: Nuggets - 12-20 on the road; Spurs - 28-2 at home.

INJURIES: Nuggets - G Luis Flores (hamstring); F Nene (knee); G Voshon Lenard (Achilles'). Spurs - C Mohammed (groin); F-C Sean Marks (foot); F Linton Johnson (ankle).

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