Phoenix Suns vs San Antonio Spurs prediction & preview 14.01.17
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In Saturday NBA activity on ESPN, the San Antonio Spurs will hit the alley to yield on the Phoenix Suns. The Spurs accept won four of their endure 5 amateur and advance the Southwest Division by one abounding bold over Houston. On Thursday, San Antonio denticulate 72 aboriginal bisected credibility on their way to an simple 134-94 beating over the Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs outrebounded the Lakers by 16 and attempt 61 percent from the field.
All-Star F Kawhi Leonard managed to account a bold top 31 credibility admitting not arena in the fourth quarter. Pau Gasol added 22 credibility and nine rebounds on the evening.
In two head-to-head encounters this season, San Antonio has not endured any absolute agitation with the the Suns’ active energy. In Phoenix on Dec. 15, the Spurs cruised 107-92. They had an even easier time of things at home on Dec. 28, prevailing 119-98. Suns’ arch drillmaster Earl Watson’s plan is to advance the clip adjoin just about every opponent, but San Antonio had no botheration slowing things down and authoritative the tempo. Phoenix, which ranks third in the NBA in backing per 48 account at added than 102, did not ability 100 in either airing adjoin the Spurs. San Antonio got 27 credibility from LaMarcus Aldridge to win the Dec. 28 bold by 21 credibility even afterwards the casework of Kawhi Leonard.
The Spurs aswell attempt a season-high 60.5 percent from the field. San Antonio has denticulate 100-plus credibility in 16 afterwards games, its longest band back hitting the aeon mark in 22 beeline in 1995. No amateur played abundant account vs. L.A. Kawhi Leonard led with 31 points. He became the alone amateur to account at atomic 30 credibility in beneath than 29 account in assorted amateur this division — he denticulate 30 in 27 account on Dec. 10. It was Leonard’s 10th 30-point bold of the season. He had four in his aboriginal 5 seasons combined, and all of those came endure season. Leonard is the aboriginal Spur back Tony Parker in 2012-13 to accept 10 or added 30-point amateur in a individual season. Pau Gasol had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Tony Parker and LaMarcus Aldridge added 13 credibility apiece. San Antonio’s 31-8 almanac ties for its second-best anytime through 39 games.
Leonard (24.2 PPG) and LaMarcus Aldridge (17.6 PPG) should already afresh banderole the scoring, although Pau Gasol (12.1 PPG) could aswell do some damage. The Spaniard alternate to activity adjoin the Lakers afterwards a cord of quiet games, scoring 22 points, nine rebounds, and six assists (9-for-9 shooting).
Through those guys’ productions, forth with agreement in the top 5 of abhorrent and arresting ability rankings, there’s no acumen to anticipate that they can bend out the Suns.
The Suns are 7-11 at home this division (9-9 ATS).
The Suns added addition L in the accident cavalcade Friday night. Their abhorrent aegis was on abounding affectation in the 113-108 defeat, with six Mavericks scoring in bifold digits.
Defense has continued been the botheration of the team, and this division has been one of the affliction in contempo memory, as they are 29th in credibility accustomed (111.9 PPG) and 25th in arresting efficiency. Additionally, they aswell don’t yield affliction of the brawl well, axis the brawl over 15 or added times (14 is the alliance average) in 26 of their 39 amateur this year.
Should they win, it’ll acceptable be because of their breach (105.9 PPG, 11th overall). Expect the team’s quick, accomplished players, namely Eric Bledsoe (20.1 PPG), Devin Booker (19.7 PPG), and TJ Warren (14.1 PPG) to claiming the stout Spurs D appropriate from the tip. Their capital man in the middle, Tyson Chandler, meanwhile, will accept an acute action with the visitors’ bigs. He’ll accept his easily full, although he is abiding to accord a aggressive presence, and he’ll be bringing in his 11.9 RPG boilerplate (ninth in the league).
The Suns absent the bold defensively and by traveling algid in the third quarter, area they tallied alone 17 credibility while committing seven turnovers. Phoenix took a 59-57 advance at halftime, but Deron Williams hit a brace of 3-pointers and a jumper in a 17-4 run that gave the Mavericks a 76-63 advance with seven account larboard in the third quarter. Tyson Chandler had 14 credibility and 19 rebounds adjoin his above team. It was the fourth beeline bold with added than 15 rebounds for Chandler, analogous the longest band by a Phoenix player. Shawn Marion did it in 2006. Eric Bledsoe denticulate 11 credibility with six rebounds and 5 assists. His four attempt attempts were a division low. Phoenix centermost Alex Len was ambiguous vs. the Mavs. He did play but just 10 minutes.