5 Things to Watch: Spurs vs. Mavericks

The San Antonio Spurs (27-8) host the Dallas Mavericks (20-15) tonight at the AT&T Center and welcome back former Spur DeJuan Blair to the Alamo City for the first time this season.

The Spurs are coming off a 110-108 win over the Grizzlies. Tim Duncan had 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Spurs while Manu Ginobili nailed the game-winning shot to push the Spurs past Memphis.

Dallas is coming off a 110-97 win over the Lakers. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 27 points.

And as the Spurs look to spoil Blair's return to his first NBA team, here are five things to watch for tin tonight's contest:

Dallas is 3-0 this season when DeJuan Blair scores 15-plus points.

The Spurs have won six straight and 10 of the last 12 regular-season meetings with the Mavericks.

The Mavericks improved to 10-3 this season when they shoot at least 50 percent from the field.

The Mavericks are 15-3 this season when they lead going into the fourth quarter.

The Mavericks are 14-3 this season when they hold their opponent to under 50 points in the first half.