Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs Outlook, 10/20/15

By George Middleton

NBA: Phoenix Suns at San Antonio Spurs

When: October 20, 2015, 8:30 p.m. ET

Where: AT&T Center


Suns Lose In Humiliating Fashion Against Detroit

The Phoenix Suns had a poor showing on Friday night against the Detroit Pistons. The Suns lost 106-81. It was ugly as soon as the game began. The Pistons took a 63-36 lead at the half and they never looked back. The Suns shot a dreadful 33% from the field and committed 15 turnovers. Their defense allowed the Pistons to only shoot 41% from the field. Free throw shooting was the key in this game, as the Nuggets made 30-for-39 from the charity stripe.

Alex Len led the Suns with 14 points and eight rebounds, and Devin Booker added 13 points. Eric Bledsoe missed the contest with a stomach virus.

Spurs Pick Up First Preseason Win Against Pistons

The Spurs finally picked up their first preseason victory, when they beat the Detroit Pistons 96-92. The Spurs had entered the contest losing their first three games. The key to their win was their defense. Detroit shot 39% from the field and the Spurs made 46% from the field.

Kawhi Leonard was superb for the Spurs, as he finished with 21 points in 28 minutes. Manu Ginobili was the only other Spurs player to reach double digits as he had 15 points in 20 minutes. Tony Parker missed the contest due to rest.

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Who will win?

Tony Parker is expected to play against the Spurs, which means the Suns edge at the guard spot won’t be too significant with Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight. The Spurs will have a huge edge with their frontcourt, as they have Leonard, Tim Duncan, and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs happen to be the deeper team as well. Expect the Spurs to win this game convincingly as they are preparing for the regular season next week.

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