Brooklyn Nets vs. San Antonio Spurs - 2/6/14
San Antonio Spurs (35-13) at Brooklyn Nets (21-25)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay perfect on their annual rodeo trip when they take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
The Spurs have won three straight and will be looking to improve to 3-0 on their road trip after taking down the Wizards by 125-118 in double overtime on Wednesday. Tim Duncan scored a season-high 31 points, Danny Green added 22 points but Tony Parker left at halftime with tightness in his lower back and did not return. With Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard still injured, coach Popovich turned to Patty Mills who delivered with 23 points, 11 of which came in the two overtime periods. Parker is listed as questionable for tonight's game so be sure to check back before tip-off for his availability.
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Meanwhile, the Nets were able to avoid a fourth straight loss on Monday by beating the lowly 76ers by 108-102 thanks to key contributions from all just about every player. Paul Pierce led the scoring by making 14 of 14 from the charity stripe to finish with 25 points while Deron Williams added 21 points in a starting role. Mirza Teletovic made five treys on his way to 20 points while Shaun Livingston made the most of his extended minutes to post 13 points, six rebounds, eight assists and seven steals including a steal with 5.8 seconds left in the game to seal the win. With the win, Brooklyn improved to 21-25 overall and 13-11 at home.
In ATS trends, the Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on no days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Nets are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Spurs are 20-6-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall and 12-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Brooklyn.
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will be rested for tonight's game while Boris Diaw will is out with injury so the Spurs depth will be truly tested like never before, so you have to say that the Nets will have enough in the tank to win and cover against what will be an unrecognizable Spurs outfit in this one.