Feb 11, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) puts up a shot as Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (00) defends during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers defeated the Spurs 77-71. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers Vs San Antonio Spurs: Preview


Game Info: 8:30 p.m. ET, AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX. Airing on CSN

The Sixers head to San Antonio for a back to back with Western Conference heavy weights. Friday night they were dominated by the Thunder 109-85. Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 15 points and 9 assists in the loss. Nick Young provided 21 points and 4 rebounds off the bench and Spencer Hawes contributed 11 rebounds in relief. The Sixers turned over the ball 20 times which lead to 24 for points for the Thunder. They shot 40 percent from the field and were outrebounded 47-40. They shot the ball decently from three at 46 percent, but turnovers and bad board play led to their demise.

The Spurs had Friday night off after losing to the Knicks 100-83. The ageless wonder Tim Duncan led the way with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Tony Parker contributed 11 points and 6 assists and Gary Neal provided a spark off the bench with 12 points. San Antonio struggled from the field shooting 36 percent and were a dismal 9-34 from three. They were outrebounded 48-35, which is very unusual for them. They only turned the ball over 13 times which contributed to 9 Knick points. The Spurs are still a disgusting 26-9 and are tied for the best record in the NBA.

The point guard matchup will be fun to watch between Holiday and Parker, both extremely athletic players with range. Thaddeus Young will have youth on his size against Duncan, but Timmy makes a living on making young players look silly. Dorrell Wright or Nick Young will need to match the energy and scoring punch that Manu Ginobili brings for the Spurs. Two fantastic coaches matching up in the Alamo tonight, but Pops team is leaps and bounds closer to a title than the Sixers. I have a bad feeling this could be another long, lopsided night for the Sixers.


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