Updated: November 24, 2009, 1:11 AM ET

Magic And Bird: On Isiah, Dream Team, More

Monday Game Notes

• Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings brings his 25.3 points per game to the Spurs' AT&T Center. Michael Jordan owns the two highest single-game point totals by a rookie against the Spurs. Jordan netted 45 points against the Spurs at Chicago on Nov. 13, 1984, and 38 points at San Antonio on March 20, 1985. Over the past 15 seasons (since 1995-96), the only rookies to score at least 30 points in a game against the Spurs were LeBron James (32 at Cleveland on Feb. 20, 2004) and O.J. Mayo (32 at San Antonio on Nov. 28, 2008).

• The Spurs (5-6) can climb back to the .500 mark Monday. San Antonio hasn't finished a season with a losing record since 1996-97 (20-62), when Gregg Popovich replaced Bob Hill after the club began the season with a 3-15 mark. In 12 full seasons under Popovich (1997-98 through 2008-09) the Spurs were below the .500 mark this late in a season only twice: 1998-99 (7-8) and last season (5-6).

• The Timberwolves look to halt a 12-game skid when they visit the Clippers. The Wolves, whose only victory was against New Jersey in their first game of the season, are the second team in NBA history to lose as many as 12 consecutive games immediately following a season-opening win. The Magic lost 19 in a row after winning their opener in 2003.

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