5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Wolves


The San Antonio Spurs (28-11) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (16-17) will face off tonight in San Antonio as the Spurs look to get back to their winning ways. This will be the Spurs and Wolves first of four meetings this season.

The Spurs are coming off a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Grizzlies 108-105. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 30 points and 5 assists. Tim Duncan added 13 points and 15 rebounds while finishing with 3 blocks.

The Wolves are coming off 92-104 loss to the Hornets. Luke Ridnour finished with a season-high 20 points led Minnesota while Nikola Pekovic added 18 points.

And as the Spurs look to continue to dominate at the AT&T Center (13 wins in a row), here are five things to watch for during the game:

• San Antonio has won 15 straight home games versus Minnesota by an average of 12.9 points.

• Minnesota is 0-7 when scoring less than 90 points.

• Minnesota is 8-0 this year when scoring 100-plus points.

• Minnesota has permitted 100-plus points in each of the past four games.

• Minnesota is 11-1 when outshooting their opponent or even.