Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 12/26/13
The San Antonio Spurs (22-7) will look to get a win tonight versus their in-state rival Dallas Mavericks (16-12). The Spurs are coming off a 98-111 loss to the Rockets at home. Manu Ginobili came off the bench and scored 22 points in the defeat. The Mavs are coming off a 111-104 win over the Rockets. Dirk Nowitzki finished with a game-high 31 points in the win. And as the Spurs look to get a road win and run into former Spur DeJuan Blair, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game: The Mavericks are 8-2 this season when they shoot at least 50 percent from the field. The Mavericks improved to 5-0 this season when they score at least 110 points in a game. Dallas also improved to 4-0 this season when it holds it opponent to under 40 percent shooting. The Mavericks are 13-3 this season when leading going into the fourth quarter. The Mavericks improved to 9-2 this season when Carter hits at least two 3-pointers in a game.
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