Oct 22, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket under pressure from Orlando Magic forward Solomon Jones (22) during the first half at AT
For the first time since the preseason, the San Antonio Spurs will be taking on Nikola Vucevic and the Orlando Magic.
Where? Amway Center, Orlando Florida
Date/Time? November 29, 2013, 6:00 PM CST
TV: FSSW – RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI
StartersPG: Tony Parker SG: Danny Green SF: Kawhi LeonardPF: Tim DuncanC: Tiago Splitter
StartersPG: Jameer Nelson (Questionable)SG: Victor OladipoSF: Arron AfflaloPF: Glen DavisC: Nikola Vucevic
After the worst performance of the season, the Spurs (13-2), will be taking on the Magic (6-9). San Antonio is coming off a loss at Oklahoma City, while Orlando is coming off a 105-94 victory against Philadelphia.
While the Spurs are favored in this game, Orlando should not be taken lightly. In the win over the Sixers, Nikola Vucevic led the way with 21 points, 16 rebounds, five assists and three blocks. Tiago Splitter will have to contain Vucevic.
On a more positive note, (for San Antonio at least), the Magic’s starting point guard may be out tonight. Jameer Nelson went down with a sprained ankle. With that said, expect Ronnie Price and E’Twaun Moore to get more playing time.
With Nelson possibly limited or unable to play all-together, it will be interesting to see how the Magic will adjust. The Magic will be lacking a floor general to help execute their offense.
While Orlando certainly isn’t a squad to overlook, you have to like the Spurs in this one.
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