5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Timberwolves

The San Antonio Spurs (17-4) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11) at the AT&T Center tonight. This will be the first time the teams meet after their game in Mexico City was canceled due to smoke in the arena.

San Antonio is coming off a 109-77 thrashing of the Bucks. Tim Duncan led the way with 21 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks, while Tony Parker added 15 points and 5 assists.

Minnesota is coming off a 106-99 win over the Sixers. Ricky Rubio scored 21 points to pace the Wolves in the win.

And as the Spurs look to build their lead in the division, here are five things to watch for tin tonight's contest:

• Minnesota is 0-5 when scoring less than 100 points.

• Minnesota is 10-2 when leading or tied after 3 quarters.

• Minnesota is 6-0 when allowing less than 45% shooting by their opponent.

• Minnesota is 11-4 when hitting 7-plus three-pointers this season.

• The Spurs are ranked first in the NBA in assists (25.0).

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