|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 21.6||Tim Duncan 9.2||Tony Parker 7.4|
|WARRIORS||Monta Ellis 24.9||David Lee 10.7||Stephen Curry 5.8|
The San Antonio Spurs are the only NBA team yet to lose on the road, they are averaging 105.3 points in away games and will try to start another winning streak when they visit the Golden State Warriors tonight at the ORACLE Arena.
Manu Ginobili led the way with 23 points in a 109-95 victory against the New Orleans Hornets last Sunday. San Antonio battled back from a 17-point third quarter deficit after falling to the Dallas Mavericks 103-94 last Friday -- their first loss since Oct. 30.
The Spurs (14-2) limited the Hornets to 34 points in the second half and scored a season-high 37 in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors (8-9) ended a five-game losing streak with a 104-94 win at Minnesota on Saturday night. Dorell Wright set a franchise record with nine 3-pointers while scoring a career-high 30 points. He has averaged 21.3 points in his last three games.
David Lee returned to the lineup after missing eight games with a lacerated elbow. He had 10 points and six boards against the Timberwolves.
Monta Ellis averaged 38.7 points in three games against the Spurs last season, and has scored 30 points a game at home this year. San Antonio has gone 39-5 against the Warriors with Tim Duncan in the lineup.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense -- Limit Ellis on offense, control the boards and close out of the Warrior's outside shooters.
Offense -- Their offense starts with Ellis and he will have plenty of help with Lee on the inside and Wright and Curry on the wings.
Defense -- Besides containing Duncan on the inside, they have to limit Ginobili, Parker, Jefferson and Hill's dribble drives and kick outs.
Spurs -- James Anderson - stress fracture (out)
Warriors -- No Significant Injuries.
The team that dictates the tempo of the game and plays better defense will win it. I'm picking the Spurs to win it by 10 points or less.
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