The San Antonio Spurs are off to a 12-3 start. They just completed a three-game homestead which they remained perfect. Now a road test awaits them.
Friday night, the Spurs will take on the Denver Nuggets in the Pepsi Center where they have had much success. In the series between the two, San Antonio has won eight straight, including four straight wins at the Pepsi Center.
The Spurs are coming off of one of their worst shooting nights this season against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
It was the heroic antics of 24-year old star Kawhi Leonard down the stretch the propelled the Spurs to their eighth-straight win at the AT&T Center.
Leonard scored 26 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 4-of-7 from 3-point range. The Spurs turned to their young star down the stretch when Leonard to a jab stop to the right at the top of the key to clear space, then nailing the big shot to lift the team to 88-83 win.
In their first meeting back on November 18th, the Spurs held the Nuggets (6-9) to 38.8 percent which marked the Spurs eighth-straight win in the series.
Nuggets are on a four game losing streak. Stopping the Spurs will be hard for them to do. Spurs defense has stifled offenses this season and look to do the same against the Nuggets. Denver on the other hand has to contend with the many weapons that San Antonio has.
Leonard looks to continue his success against this Denver team. He is averaging 21.7 points in their last three contests.
- Who: San Antonio Spurs (12-3) at Denver Nuggets (6-9)
- Time: 9:00 PM EST
- Location: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
- Local: Fox Sports Southwest
- Streaming: NBA League Pass
- Radio: WOAI 1200 AM
San Antonio Spurs
- Tim Duncan (rest) is out.
- Manu Ginobili (rest) is out.
- Kenneth Faried (left ankle sprain) is questionable.
- Wilson Chandler (right hip surgery) is out.
- Jusuf Nurkic (left patellar tendon repair) is out.
- Joffrey Auvergne (low back strain) is out.