|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 20.0||Tim Duncan 9.6||Tony Parker 7.7|
|MAGIC||Dwight Howard 21.4||Dwight Howard 11.1||Jameer Nelson 6.6|
The Spurs (11-1) beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-92 last Saturday as Tiago Splitter scored 18 points and grabbed five boards in his most productive game as a Spur.
The Orlando Magic (9-3) are coming off a 90-86 win on the road against the Indiana Pacers for their fourth consecutive victory.
This could be a battle between offense and defense. The Spurs are currently 2nd in scoring in the NBA with 107.8 points per game, while the Magic are ranked 1st in points allowed with 90.3 points per game.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense — It will be key for the Spurs to limit Dwight Howard’s touches in the paint and also respect the Magic’s outside shooters. The Spurs will have to adjust on how to guard Howard on inside, they could give more minutes to Tiago Splitter to help out on protecting the paint.
Offense — Howard sets their offense on the inside and will a have huge advantage when guarded by a much shorter DeJuan Blair. Plus, he will have plenty of help on offense with Nelson and Carter on the backcourt.
Defense — It will be key for the Magic to limit the Spurs’ dribble penetrations and guard their drive-and- kicks, Bonner, Neal, Jefferson and Ginobili have been hitting their outside shots.
Spurs — James Anderson – stress fracture (out)
Magic — J.J. Redick – back (day-to-day)
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