How's this for a week for the Spurs: Home games against Dallas, Portland (Wed.) and Cleveland (Fri.) and a road game at Portland (Sun.) -- all without Manu Ginobili. The Mavs, meanwhile, are coping without ace sixth man Jason Terry. In the last Spurs-Mavs matchup, on Dec. 9, San Antonio won 133-126 in double overtime behind Tim Duncan's 32 points and 14 rebounds.
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