Brent Barry is in the last year of his contract and has been rumored to be considering retirement. He scored 12 points on 3-6 shooting from behind the arc. Star point guard, Tony Parker sat out the game after spending the summer playing with the French national team. Jacques Vaughn sat out with an injured leg.
In the Spurs only game so far against another NBA team, San Antonio was beaten by Dallas, 88-67. In that game, Duncan only played 17 minutes, finishing with 2 points and 4 rebounds, while 15 players saw action. Matt Bonner, Ginobili, and Barry all led the team with 14 points each. After the game, Robert Horry caused a bit of a stir by saying that he had thought about signing with Dallas and becoming one of the few players to have played on all three of Texas' teams. In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Horry said, "That would be good. I'd come up here next year, give you a good two years, win a championship here and call it quits."