5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Cavs


The San Antonio Spurs (50-16) will host the Cleveland Cavaliers (22-43) without guard Kyrie Irving (out for season with left AC sprain) tonight at the AT&T Center in what will be their final meeting of the regular season.

The Spurs won the first game 96-95 in Cleveland with Kawhi Leonard hitting the game winning three pointer. Leonard finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Cleveland was paced by Dion Waiters 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Spurs are coming off a narrow 92-91 home win over the Mavericks. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with a 28 points, and 19 rebounds.

The Cavs are coming off a 86-96 loss against the Mavericks. Shaun Livingston finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds to lead the Cavs in the loss.

And as the Spurs and Cavs get set to face off, here are five things to watch for during the game:

• In the fourth quarter, the Spurs are averaging a league-best 26.1 points.

• The Cavs are 2-10 on the road against West teams this season.

• Cavs rookie Dion Waiters has recorded at least 20 points 14 times this season.
• Cavs' Tristan Thompson has 19 double-doubles in his last 39 games.
• The Spurs are 9-1 versus East team at home this season.