5 Things to watch: Spurs vs. Rockets

The San Antonio Spurs (33-11) will look to avoid their first losing streak of the season as they visit the Houston Rockets (29-17) tonight. They are also 0-2 against Houston this season. The team will still be without Tiago Splitter, Kawhi Leonard, and Danny Green due to injury.

The Spurs are coming off a 101-113 loss to Miami. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 23 points, while Boris Diaw finished with 15 points in the defeat.

The Rockets are coming off a 81-99 loss to Memphis. James Harden led the Rockets with 16 points in the loss.

And as the Spurs look to get a rare win over a top team in the West, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:

Harden is averaging 30.0 points in five games against San Antonio since joining the Rockets prior to 2012-13. He's shooting 60.9 percent from 3-point range in those games.

Houston has failed to score at least 40 first-half points just three times this season.

The Spurs are 28-8 when scoring at least 100 points.

The Spurs are 16-4 on the road this season which is the best record in the NBA.

The Rockets own a record of 17-7 this season when dishing out 20-plus assists.

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