Sunday: Suns (37-38) at Spurs (57-19)

Time: Noon
Radio: WOAI-AM 1200, KCOR-AM 1350


Point guard
Spurs: 9 Tony Parker (6-2, 10th yr)
Suns: 13 Steve Nash (6-3, 15th yr)
Until Friday’s win vs. Clippers, Suns were 0-4 without Nash this season.

Shooting guard
Spurs: 20 Manu Ginobili (6-6, 9th yr)
Suns: 3 Jared Dudley (6-7, 4th yr)
Dudley averaging 17.6 points, 5.5 rebounds in eight games as starter.

Small forward
Spurs: 24 Richard Jefferson (6-7, 10th yr)
Suns: 33 Grant Hill (6-8, 17th yr)
Jefferson has averaged 22.5 points in two games with Phoenix this season.

Power forward
Spurs: 21 Tim Duncan (6-11, 14th yr)
Suns: 8 Channing Frye (6-11, 6th yr)
In two games since return, Duncan has totaled 43 points, 26 rebounds.

Spurs: 34 Antonio McDyess (6-9, 15th yr)
Suns: 4 Marcin Gortat (6-11, 4th yr)
Spurs are 6-6 with McDyess in starting lineup.

25 James Anderson, G, 6-6, 1st yr
15 Matt Bonner, C/F, 6-10, 7th yr
45 DeJuan Blair, C/F, 6-7, 2nd yr
3 George Hill, G, 6-2, 3rd yr
14 Gary Neal, G, 6-4, 1st yr
23 Steve Novak, F, 6-10, 5th yr
22 Tiago Splitter, C, 6-11, 1st yr

0 Aaron Brooks, G, 6-0, 4th yr
25 Vince Carter, G, 6-6, 13th yr
1 Josh Childress, F/G, 6-8, 5th yr
22 Zabian Dowdell, G, 6-3, 1st yr
15 Robin Lopez, C, 7-0, 3rd yr
20 Garret Siler, C, 6-11, 1st yr
21 Hakim Warrick, F, 6-9, 6th yr

Spurs: Gregg Popovich
Suns: Alvin Gentry

Spurs: None
Suns: Gani Lawal (right knee) and Mickael Pietrus (strained right quadriceps) are out. Nash (flu-like symptoms) is probable.

Spurs: Chris Quinn, Danny Green, Da’Sean Butler
Suns: Lawal, Pietrus

Spurs enter game on six-game losing streak, their longest since dropping final six games of 1996-97 season. They have not lost seven in a row since Feb. 23-March 5 of same season. … Phoenix had lost four in a row before 111-98 win over L.A. Clippers on Friday. With their next loss, or wins by Memphis and New Orleans, Suns will be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. … Spurs have won both meetings this season against Suns, who swept them from last season’s playoffs. … Tonight’s game is the first of two against Suns over season’s final six games. Spurs close regular season with April 13 visit to Phoenix.

— Jeff McDonald

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