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5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Heat

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San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, center, looks for an open teammate past Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) and forward Bam Adebayo (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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The San Antonio Spurs (6-3) will visit the Miami Heat (4-5) for their first meeting of the season. San Antonio has won 9-straight over the Heat.

The Spurs are coming off a 117-110 loss to the Magic at home. DeMar DeRozan had 25 points in the loss and Patty Mills scored 16 points off the bench. The loss snapped the Spurs' 4-game winning streak.

The Heat are coming off a 120-115 overtime win versus the Pistons. Josh Richardson had 27 points in the win.

Here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:

  1. The Heat are 2-2 at home averaging 113.8 points per game.
  2. Miami allows 108.5 points per game at home.
  3. Miami is third in the NBA in blocks at 6.8 per game.
  4. The Spurs average 123.7 points in three road games this season.
  5. The Spurs are averaging 112 points per game, 8.4 steals and 4.4 blocks in their last five games.


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