San Antonio visits Houston, looks to break road losing streak

Mon, Mar 4, 2024
NBA News (AP)

San Antonio visits Houston, looks to break road losing streak

San Antonio Spurs (13-48, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (26-34, 12th in the Western Conference)

Houston; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio visits Houston looking to stop its five-game road slide.

The Rockets have gone 18-18 against Western Conference opponents. Houston is 14-23 against opponents over .500.

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The Spurs have gone 8-26 against Western Conference opponents. San Antonio is second in the NBA with 29.8 assists per game led by Tre Jones averaging 5.9.

The Rockets score 112.8 points per game, 7.5 fewer points than the 120.3 the Spurs give up. The Spurs are shooting 46.2% from the field, 0.2% higher than the 46.0% the Rockets' opponents have shot this season.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Rockets won 93-82 in the last matchup on Dec. 12.

TOP PERFORMERS: Fred VanVleet is shooting 40.8% and averaging 16.5 points for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 17.2 points over the last 10 games for Houston.

Keldon Johnson is scoring 15.8 points per game and averaging 5.4 rebounds for the Spurs. Victor Wembanyama is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 3-7, averaging 108.2 points, 50.2 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 41.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points per game.

Spurs: 3-7, averaging 113.2 points, 42.4 rebounds, 31.9 assists, 7.9 steals and 7.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.0 points.

INJURIES: Rockets: Tari Eason: out for season (leg), Steven Adams: out for season (knee).

Spurs: Julian Champagnie: out (ankle), Charles Bassey: out for season (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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