The San Antonio Spurs (39-15) will face the Portland Trail Blazers (36-17) tonight in Portland as the Rodeo Road Trip rages on. However, they will have to hit the court without Tony Parker who is resting for an indefinite period of time.
The Spurs are coming off a 113-103 win over the Clippers in Los Angeles.Tim Duncan finished with 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in the win.
The Blazers are coming off a 117-122 loss to the Clippers. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 25 points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal.
And as the Spurs look to get another win over a West power, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:
Blazers' Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews all had 20-plus point games in both matchups against San Antonio this season.
Portland has gone 5-3 in its last eight games played in San Antonio.
Marco Belinelli is averaging 18.7 points while hitting 9 of 18 3-pointers over the last three games.
Patty Mills is averaging 19.7 points while connecting on 55.4 percent from the floor.
Portland shot 8-for-16 (50.0 percent) from the 3-point line in the second matchup this season against the Spurs.