|SPURS||Manu Ginobili 20.2||Tim Duncan 9.3||Tony Parker 7.0|
|NUGGETS||Carmelo Anthony 23.7||Carmelo Anthony 8.3||Chauncey Billups 5.4|
The San Antonio Spurs (21-3) will make their first of two visits to Denver this season after capping off a 6-0 home-stand last night with a 92-90 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Manu Ginobili hit the game-winning fall-away jumper over Luc Mbah a Moute as time expired.
The Spurs are 8-1 on the road, with their only loss on the road coming from the Los Angeles Clippers (90-85) on December 1.
The Denver Nuggets (15-9) are coming from an impressive win over the Orlando Magic last Tuesday. Carmelo Anthony scored 35 points and grabbed 11 boards in the Nuggets’ recent win.
Ty Lawson will likely start at point guard for the Nuggets in place of Chauncey Billups, who missed Tuesday’s victory with a wrist injury.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Defense – Anthony is a handful and the Spurs must limit his touches on offense and then try to control the Nuggets’ inside game. I know, easier said than done.
Offense — They are 3rd in the league in scoring and have six players averaging in double figures entering this game. They have a good mix of inside and outside game with Anthony, Nene, and J.R. Smith.
Defense — Guard the Spurs drive and kick game, contain Duncan on the inside. Limit Ginobili, Parker and Jefferson’s dribble penetrations.
Spurs — James Anderson – stress fracture (out), Tony Parker – finger (day-to-day), Tiago Splitter – right adductor contusion (day-to-day), DeJuan Blair – hyper-extended knee (day-to-day).
Nuggets — Chauncey Billups – wrist (out), Chris Anderson – back (out)
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