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5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Wizards

The San Antonio Spurs (7-1) look to remain unbeaten at home as they host the Washington Wizards (2-4) at the AT&T Center.

The Spurs are coming off a 109-85 win over the 76ers in Philadelphia. Danny Green led six Spurs in with 18 points, while Tony Parker chipped in with 14 points and 9 assists.

The Wizards are coming off a 95-105 loss to the Mavericks. Trevor Ariza led the Wizards with 27 points.

And as the Spurs look to extend their wining streak to six in a row, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:

• The Spurs enter the new season with 14 consecutive wins against the Wizards. It marks their longest active winning streak against any team.
 
• The Spurs have only allowed one opponent to score over 100 points in a game this season.

• In eight games, the Spurs have only allowed one team to shoot over 50 percent from the field.

• The Spurs have outscored their opponents in the paint in seven out of eight games this season.

• The Spurs are 5-0 overall this season when leading after the third quarter.

5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Wizards

The San Antonio Spurs (11-3) continue their long road trip with a stop in Washington tonight to face the hapless Wizards (0–11). 

The Spurs are coming off a thrilling 111-106 double overtime win over the Raptors led by Tony Parker's 32 points and five assist night. Tim Duncan also chipped in with  26 points in the game. The Wizards remain winless in the 2012-13 season and are coming off a loss to the Bobcats, 108-106 in Washington.

And as these two teams get set to face off for the first time this season, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:

• Washington is 0-3 at home when they have fewer rebounds than the visiting team.

• Wizards forward Chris Singleton is averaging 10.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals in his last three games.
• Washington rookie Bradley Beal posted his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. the Bobcats.
 
• San Antonio's .875 (7-1) winning percentage on the road is the best in the NBA.

• San Antonio is 4-0 on the road when they have more assists than the home team.

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