|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 20.6||Tim Duncan 10.2||Tony Parker 7.5|
|CAVS||J.J. Hickson 14.5||Anderson Varejao 9.3||Daniel Gibson 4.3|
The Spurs improved to 10-1 for the first time with a 94-82 victory over the Utah Jazz. The Cavaliers (5-6) are coming off a tough 108-101 loss against the New Orleans Hornets.
Tim Duncan is now the Spurs’ franchise leading NBA scorer with 20,797 points over his illustrious career.
The Cavaliers have won seven of nine regular season games against the Spurs but could struggle in this one. This will be the fist time the two teams will meet after LeBron James leave Cleveland in favor of the Miami Heat.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense – Once again, the main key on defense is to limit the Cavaliers’ inside points and take control of the rebounds. They did that against the Jazz, if they can duplicate that defensive effort tonight, things will be looking pretty good in San Antonio.
Offense — J.J. Hickson is their main guy on offense and he will have plenty of help. Entering this game, five Cavaliers are averaging in double figures.
Defense — It will be key for the Cavs to limit the Spurs’ dribble penetrations and contain Duncan and Blair on the inside. They have to be wary of the Spurs’ offensive rebounding, the Spurs had a 16-5 advantage on the offensive glass on their recent win against the Jazz.
Spurs — James Anderson – stress fracture (out)
Cavs — Mo Williams – groin (day-to-day)
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