5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Warriors


The San Antonio Spurs (44-12) will visit the Golden State Warriors (31-23) as their Rodeo Road Trip marches on. This will be the second time the two teams meet this season. Also, tonight the Warriors will debut their new short sleeved jersey tonight versus the Spurs.

The Spurs won the first game (95-88) in San Antonio. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 25 points and 8 assists while Tim Duncan chipped in 24 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks. The Warriors were paced by David Lee’s 22 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds.

The Spurs are coming off a huge 116-90 win over the Clippers in Los Angeles last night. Parker led the team with 31 points, and 7 assists.

The Warriors are coming off a 108-98 win over the Suns at home. Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 20 points and 11 assists.

And as the Spurs and Warriors get set for a Western Conference showdown, here are five things to watch for during the game:

• The Spurs are 8-4 this season on  the second game of a back-to-back.

• The Warriors are 7-1 when scoring 20-plus points off of turnovers.

• Warriors' David Lee is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists

• The Warriors are 9-2 when scoring 30-plus points in the first quarter.

• The Warriors are 24-5 when leading at halftime and 24-2 when taking a lead into the fourth quarter.