San Antonio Spurs vs Denver Nuggets: Prediction, Key Players, Injuries

By George Middleton
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The San Antonio Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets 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.

Mar 6, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (front) shoots the ball as Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (behind) defends during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 120-111. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

This is the fourth and final matchup between the two teams. The Spurs won the first meetings. The most recent matchup was on March 6 when the Spurs won 120-111. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 25 points and 8 rebounds, Tony Parker added 24 points and 7 assists.

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

Recent Games

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs are 29-8 at home and 49-26 overall. The Spurs are coming off a 103-91 win against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Aron Baynes led the Spurs with 18 points.

Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets are 11-27 on the road and 28-47 overall. The Nuggets are coming off a 98-84 loss against the Utah Jazz. Kenneth Faried led the Nuggets with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

No significant injuries.

Denver Nuggets

Darrell Arthur– Darrell Arthur is out with a calf injury.

Keys to Spurs Victory

-Control the Glass

The Nuggets might not play with a traditional big for most of the game, but they get after it on the glass. They average 44.5 rebounds a game, which places them as the seventh best rebounding team in the league. Faried leads them at 8.8 per game.

-Don’t Get Complacent

The Spurs are the better team in almost every aspect which makes it easy to believe that they won’t bring their “A” game. Despite this the Spurs should win the game especially since at home, but they must not sleep on Ty Lawson and company too much.

Prediction

73. . 103. 29. 94

The Spurs are clearly the better team and they are at home, they should win convincingly. Unlike most seasons the Spurs don’t have home court locked up, so they will play hard.

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