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San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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TThe San Antonio Spurs take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday night at the AT&T Center.

The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports Southwest. The game can also be heard on the radio on WOAI 1200 AM.

This is the second matchup of four between the two teams. The Spurs lost in Phoenix 94-89 on October 31st. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 19 points and 6 assists.

Phoenix is 10-2 in their last 12 games.

How will the Spurs fare against the Suns? We take a look at recent history, injuries, and key players to predict the outcome of the game!

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 21-15 overall and 12-6 at home. The Spurs are coming off a heartbreaking loss in the last seconds against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. The Pistons won 105-104 after Brandon Jennings made a floater off the glass with 0.1 seconds to play.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns are 22-16 overall and 13-9 on the road. The Suns are coming off a 113-111 win on the road, against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Goran Dragic led the Suns with 25 points.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard– Kawhi Leonard is out with a bruise on his right hand.

Kyle Anderson– Kyle Anderson is questionable with an ankle injury.

Phoenix Suns

No significant injuries.

Players to Watch: Phoenix Suns

Goran Dragic- Goran Dragic is the Suns leading scorer (16.9 ppg), but the key is his efficiency. Dragic is shooting 51% from the field and 36% from three. Don’t let Dragic’ low assists numbers (4.0 apg) fool you, he is also a good passer, as shown when he was running the point guard more last season (5.9 apg).

Eric Bledsoe– Eric Bledsoe is a “jack of all trades” player, as he can fill the stat sheet and defend both guard spots. This season Bledsoe is averaging 16.6 points, 5.9 assists and 5.3 rebounds. He is a triple double threat whenever he steps on the floor.

Markieff Morris– Markieff Morris is having a career year. He is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Morris is a versatile player like Bledsoe, that can easily defend both forward spots.

Prediction

104. 29. 102. 66.

This game will go down to the wire, as both teams are within a game of each other at the bottom of the Western Conference playoff seedings. This is an important game, despite not reaching the half way mark of the season. Tim Duncan will have a big game and lead the Spurs to victory.

Next: Examining Potential Spurs All-Star Selections

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