Friday's home game against Memphis started the first of three straight back-to-back games for the Thunder, which is at San Antonio on Saturday, at Portland on Monday, at Golden State on Tuesday, at Sacramento on Thursday and at Utah on Friday. OKC's next home game is Feb. 14 against Utah.
Coming off four games in five days, the Spurs did not practice Friday and will not have a shootaround in preparation for Saturday's 7 p.m. game against OKC.
"This is a crazy season and it's taking a lot out of a lot of people," San Antonio power forward Tim Duncan said after Thursday's victory over New Orleans. "Any rest is good rest. I don't think we're going to lose much in just a day so it's good to get some rest under our belt because there's a lot of games coming up and knowing the kind of season that's ahead of us."
Brooks, on his team's upcoming five-game road trip after a weeklong, three-game road trip: "It was a little tough to just be home for a day and a half. You get a chance to give your daughter about a two- or three-minute hug. Your son says 'Hey, Dad,' and moves on and gives you no love. And your wife wants you to do 17 different things like I just got off a vacation … All of us married men are all the same."
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