Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs - 12/19/13
San Antonio Spurs (19-5) at Golden State Warriors (14-12)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -2 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs will be without Tony Parker tonight when they take on the Golden State Warriors.
Tony Parker sat out last night's game against the Suns and the Spurs didn't miss a beat, taking down the streaking Suns by 108-101. Tim Duncan scored 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Kawhi Leonard added 14 points, but with Parker out, Manu Ginobili took on a larger facilitating role and led the team with 24 points and seven assists in just 24 minutes off the bench. Cory Joseph stepped into the starting point guard role but played just 16 minutes and will likely play the same role if Parker remains on the sidelines. With the win, San Antonio improve to 20-5 on the season overall and 11-3 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors have been inconsistent without their utility man in Andre Iguodala, but the Warriors looked as good as ever when he returned to help the team to a 104-93 win over the Pelicans. Stephen Curry led the way with 28 points and 12 assists, David Lee had 21 points and 17 rebounds as the Warriors jumped out to an early lead which they would hold to the end. Iguodala played just 17 minutes and scored only two points, but the Warriors went 5-7 in the 12 games that he sat out but with the win on Tuesday, the Warriors improve to 14-12 on the season.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win, while the Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
Head to head, the Spurs are 7-3-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Golden State and the Under is 5-1 in the last six overall.
There was an outside chance that Parker could suit up for this game, but he is now confirmed to be out for this game which puts the Warriors as slight favorites which seems about right. I really don't like going against the Spurs but this seems like a good a spot as any for the Warriors to grab a sneaky win against the Spurs while they're shorthanded.