HOUSTON (Ticker) - The San Antonio Spurs may have a new
arch-rival in the Southwest Division.
The Spurs take on the Houston Rockets when both teams put
four-game winning streaks on the line Tuesday night at the
San Antonio has been used to going back and forth with Dallas
atop the division, but the Mavericks have lost four of their
first six games, including a 107-76 pounding against the Rockets
on November 4.
Houston dropped its next contest vs. New Orleans but has not
lost since, allowing an average of 84.8 points in that span.
The Rockets are coming off a suffocating 94-72 triumph against
Miami on Sunday as Yao Ming scored 34 points and pulled down 14
rebounds. Tracy McGrady was limited to 12 points on 6-of-18
San Antonio extended its winning streak Saturday with a 100-92
win against New York. Tony Parker scored a season-high 33
points on 12-of-17 shooting and Tim Duncan added 24 points by
making 10-of-16 shots, adding 16 rebounds and three blocks.
The Spurs have won 13 of their last 15 meetings with the