Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 12/25

Game 1: Sunday, December 25th
Spurs70Final
Pistons85
Game 2: Thursday, January 12th
Pistons83Final
Spurs68

Pistons 83

(28-5, 14-3 away)

Spurs 68

(27-9, 17-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, January 12, 2006

AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

1 2 3 4 T
DET 28 20 21 1483
SA 15 21 15 1768

Top Performers

Detroit: R. Wallace 27 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

San Antonio: T. Duncan 17 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

Spurs seek payback for Christmas loss vs. Pistons

Detroit (27-5) at San Antonio (27-8) 8:00 pm EST

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- Christmas was far from joyous for the defending-champion San Antonio Spurs, who have redemption on their minds.

The Spurs seek their seventh victory in eight outings Thursday when they battle the Detroit Pistons in a showdown of two of the league's premier squads.

After the Spurs defeated the Pistons in the NBA Finals last June, Detroit manhandled San Antonio in an 85-70 triumph December 25. Chauncey Billups scored 20 points and Ben Wallace added 10 with 21 rebounds for the Pistons.

Detroit had a 57-30 rebounding edge and limited San Antonio to a franchise-low eight points in the first quarter, all scored by Tony Parker.

Tim Duncan scored 27 points with 12 rebounds and Parker had 18 for San Antonio in Tuesday's 96-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets, which opened a three-game homestand.

The Pistons have the league's top record and are off to the best 32-game start in franchise history. They are 3-1 in January.

Richard Hamilton scored 30 points for the fifth time this season, Billups had 18 and Rasheed Wallace 15 in Tuesday's 96-86 win over the New Orleans Hornets.

San Antonio has won 17-of-18 home games this season and is 55-4 in the regular season here dating to the start of last season. However, Detroit has the league's best road mark (13-3).

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