The Spurs opened a nine-game, 20-day road trip with a loss at Minnesota on Monday, but bounced back with a victory at Indiana two days later. They will not return to the SBC Center until February 18 as the arena hosts a rodeo.
San Antonio pulled even on its road trip Wednesday with a 106-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers - the NBA’s best home team.
All-Star Tim Duncan was limited to 12 points and nine rebounds due to foul trouble for San Antonio, which has won four of its last six road games to improve to 10-12 away from SBC Center. David Robinson returned from a three-game stay on the injured list and collected 12 points and nine boards as the Spurs shot 46 percent (39-of-84) from the field.
Orlando avoided a three-game losing streak with a 113-108 victory over the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
All-Star Tracy McGrady collected 31 points and 12 rebounds after missing Sunday’s loss to Boston for the birth od his daughter. He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and reached the 30-point plateau for the sixth straight game.
Orlando has lost four of its last six games at TD Waterhouse Center, where it is 14-9 this season.
The Spurs have won eight of the last 10 meetings with the Magic and swept the 2001-02 season series. San Antonio has won its last two visits to Orlando dating to April 4, 2000.