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5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Thunder

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures after scoring a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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The San Antonio Spurs (15-7) will visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (9-12) tonight and look for their fifth-straight win. The Spurs will be without Kawhi Leonard and Derrick White (injury).

The Spurs are coming off a 95-79 win over the Grizzlies. LaMarcus Aldridge 22 points and Rudy Gay chipped in with 18 points.

The Thunder are coming off a 111-107 win over the Wolves. Paul George had 36 points in the win.

And as the Spurs look to go up 2-0 on the regular-season over OKC, here are five things to watch in tonight's game:

  1. In three games in his return, Spurs' Tony Parker is averaging 8.0 points, 45-percent shooting, and 4.3 assists in 16 minutes per game.
  2. The Spurs are 5-5 on the road this season and averaging 95.3 points per game.
  3. In their last five games, the Spurs own a Defensive Rating of 99.9.
  4. OKC is 7-3 at home and average 106.7 points per game.
  5. Through 21 games this season, OKC is allowing 99.6 opponents points per game.


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