In their last meeting, the Spurs won 115-107 in Houston where Tony Parker led the way with 21 points and six assists.
As for the game tonight, it's a matchup of offensive teams as the Spurs average 103.4 points per game while the Rockets average 106 per game but it will come down to defense as the Spurs allow 97.6 points per game while the Rockets allow 104 per game.
To talk about tonight's contest, I turn to fellow NBA Bloguin blogger Mike Kerns of Rockets Retro. A brand new site here at Bloguin and a solid site for all things Rockets. Also, do not forget to read the Q&A I did for Mike at Rockets Retro and follow him on Twitter.
In this Q&A, Mike talks about the Rockets' playoff chances, the Aaron Brooks trade, why the Spurs have the Rockets' number and much more.
Jeff: The Rockets are knocking on the door to make the playoffs at the eighth seed in the West. With key injuries to Memphis and New Orleans, can Houston sneak in at number eight?
Mike: Even before the loss to the Sixers Wednesday night, it looked grim. Now it looks to be non-existent. It's just a case of too little, too late in regards to the playoffs. The team has played well above their heads since the break, for sure. But, in the end, it's another year of a late lottery pick for the Rockets.
What happened between the Rockets and Aaron Brooks? Such a talented player but went went wrong? How has Goran Dragic been since joining Houston?