|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 21.9||Tim Duncan 10.0||Tony Parker 8.4|
|76ers||Elton Brand 17.2||Elton Brand 8.3||Jrue Holiday 7.4|
The San Antonio Spurs will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they host the Philadelphia 76ers at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
The Sixers (2-7) are coming off a 99-90 loss against the Dallas Mavericks while the Spurs (6-1) are on a five game winning streak and defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 107-95 on their last outing.
The Spurs should have the advantage over the Sixers who will play their second night of a back-to-back in San Antonio.
Andre Iguodala was back in the starting lineup against the Mavericks after missing two games and scored 13 points. He will join Elton Brand and Jrue Holiday to lead the 76ers' offensive attack. Spurs' rookie James Anderson is expected to be out for two months because of a·stress fracture in his right fifth metatarsal.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense -- The Spurs are playing better 'D' but with Elton Brand in the middle, they can't allow the Sixers to shoot 70% from behind the arc. Something that the Clippers did to them in their last outing.
Offense -- The Sixers are definitely not short on fire power, entering this game, seven players are averaging in double figures for Philadelphia.
Defense -- It will be key for them to limit Duncan on the inside but they also have to be wary of the Spurs outside shots. The Spurs are currently shooting 42.5% from beyond the arc -- best in the league.
Spurs -- George Hill - trapezius muscle (day-to-day), Matt Bonner - sprained right ankle (out), James Anderson - stress fracture (out).
76ers -- Andre Iguodala - achilles (day-to-day), Lou Williams - shoulder (day-to-day).
However, with more rest, the Spurs should win this one and extend their winning streak to six games.