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Duncan, Spurs shoot for 11th straight win

Mar 6, 2008 - 1:28 PM Indiana (24-37) at San Antonio (42-17) 8:00 pm EST

SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) - The defending champion San Antonio Spurs are playing their best basketball of the season, which is bad news for the rest of the league.

The streaking Spurs go for their 11th straight win when they host the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.

San Antonio - which struggled through injuries to Tony Parker and Tim Duncan earlier this season - was 28-16 on January 29, but has been rolling ever since and is now atop the Western Conference standings.

The Spurs, just seven percentage point ahead of the Los Angeles Lakes for the conference lead, are coming off an 81-70 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday. Duncan led the way with 29 points and 12 rebounds and now has a double-double in 10 of his last 12 games.

The Pacers had a brief two-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, suffering a 117-99 defeat to Houston.

Troy Murphy had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Indiana, which is 5-14 since January 23.

The Spurs, who had a 13-game winning streak last season, have won the last five meetings between the teams in San Antonio.