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NBA ATLANTA 72 SAN ANTONIO 81 8:44 LEFT, 4TH QTR 10:36PM ET

ATLANTA (88) AT SAN ANTONIO (110)

ATLANTA REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

KUKOC F 33 3-10 7-8 0 3 3 5 3 0 5 13 MOTTOLA F 39 5-16 3-4 1 5 6 1 3 0 3 14 MOHAMMED C 31 5-12 0-0 5 4 9 1 5 2 4 10 DAVIS G 27 1-2 3-3 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 5 TERRY G 25 4-11 3-3 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 13 GLOVER 24 5-9 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 12 CRAWFORD 10 3-3 2-2 1 3 4 0 2 0 1 8 VAUGHN 21 3-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 1 1 0 6 C BOWDLER 23 2-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 1 0 5 D JOHNSON 7 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 ABDUR-RAHIM DNP - STRAINED LEFT KNEE HENDERSON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-76 20-22 9 24 33 14 25 7 18 88 (.421) (.909) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 20(19 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

BOWEN F 17 3-7 0-2 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 8 DUNCAN F 40 6-11 8-8 3 10 13 1 0 0 4 20 ROBINSON C 23 5-8 4-4 3 1 4 2 2 1 1 14 T PARKER G 38 8-14 0-0 0 4 4 8 5 2 1 19 S SMITH G 26 3-8 3-3 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 12 MCCASKILL 10 2-4 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 PORTER 17 1-2 3-4 0 3 3 6 2 2 1 6 DANIELS 31 4-9 4-5 0 3 3 5 0 2 0 14 FERRY 11 1-4 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 ROSE 17 2-4 1-2 0 1 1 0 3 2 3 5 C PARKS 6 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 S JACKSON 4 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4

TOTALS 240 38-75 23-28 9 26 35 26 22 10 16 110 (.507) (.821) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 17(20 PTS)

ATLANTA 24 18 24 22 - 88 SAN ANTONIO 27 31 20 32 - 110

BLOCKED SHOTS: ATLANTA - C BOWDLER. SAN ANTONIO - DUNCAN 4, ROBINSON, ROSE, MCCASKILL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: ATLANTA 4-13 (.308), KUKOC 0-2, MOTTOLA 1-3, DAVIS 0-1, TERRY 2-5, C BOWDLER 1-1, D JOHNSON 0-1. SAN ANTONIO 11-22 (.500), BOWEN 2-3, DUNCAN 0-1, T PARKER 3-7, S SMITH 3-4, PORTER 1-2, DANIELS 2-4, S JACKSON 0-1. TECHNICALS: ATLANTA - MOTTOLA, SAN ANTONIO - . OFFICIALS: JOE DEROSA, TOMMY NUNEZ, COURTNEY KIRKLAND. A - 20,403. T - 2:16. 11:09PM ET

Atlanta (1-5) at San Antonio (4-2) 8:30 pm EST ---------------------------------------------------------------- SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) -- The Atlanta Hawks look to avoid another key injury and stop an 18-game road losing streak on Saturday as they battle the San Antonio Spurs.

The injury bug has struck Atlanta this season, sidelining two starters and key a member of its bench. It started in Monday's loss at the Los Angeles Clippers.

Starting center Theo Ratliff was placed on the injured list with a strained right hip flexor and slight groin pull before the game.

During the game starting point guard Jason Terry suffered a strained left hamstring midway through the first quarter. He did not play Thursday in Phoenix and it is unknown when he will return.

The Hawks also lost reserve forward Toni Kukoc, who suffered a strained right quadriceps late in the third quarter. He was placed on the injured list Tuesday.

The injuries have taken a toll on Atlanta's offense, which is fourth-worst in the NBA at 86.1 points per game. Only the Philadelphia 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are worse.

Forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim leads the team with 16.5 points per game, but is shooting 28 percent (13-of-46) on the road trip and 31 percent on the season.

"We need to collectively step up and take some pressure off him," Atlanta coach Lon Kruger said following Thursday's loss. "The guys came off the bench and did a nice job. You've got to search for bright spots."

Besides injuries there is the road losing streak, that dates back to February 18 of last season when the Hawks beat the Golden State Warriors.

During this streak, the average margin of defeat has been 14.9 points and the Hawks have lost by 10 or more in 11 games.

San Antonio is coming off an 105-95 win at the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. Tim Duncan recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 33 points and 16 rebounds. Duncan has led the Spurs in scoring in four games and rebounding in six.

But the story was rookie point guard Tony Parker. The 19-year-old Parker, who was San Antonio's first-round pick this year, scored a season-high 22 points and nailed four 3-pointers.

Parker entered the game averaging 9.4 points per game and has replaced Antonio Daniels in the starting lineup the last two games.

"My team does not know me very well," said Parker, following Thursday's game. "So when they double-team Timmy (Duncan) or Terry Porter penetrates, the opportunities leave me open, so my job is much easier. My role is a coach's decision and that gives me a lot of confidence when he (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) plays me."

The Spurs have played well in their two home games, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers by 11 points and the Orlando Magic by 15.

San Antonio swept the season series last season, averaging 119.5 points per game and allowing 98 points.

The Spurs have won the last five meetings since November 30, 1997, Duncan's rookie season.

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