Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/8/14
The San Antonio Spurs (22-8) will host the Houston Rockets (16-12) tonight at the AT&T Center in a Southwest Division showdown. Tonight's game will mark the third time these two teams will meet. In their first two meetings the Spurs have bested the Rockets. In their first meeting, the Spurs won a wire-to-wire contest (114-92) over the Rockets at San Antonio (12/7/12). In their second meeting, the Rockets were defeated 134-126 in overtime (12/10/12), with the Spurs snapping Houston’s three-game home winning streak in the series. The Spurs are coming off a 100-80 home win over the Raptors. The Spurs were paced by Tim Duncan's 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 block shots.  The Rockets are coming off a 87-84 win over the Timberwolves. The Rockets rallied from 14-points down in the third quarter to take the win at Minnesota. With the win, Houston has now won five games straight. And as the Spurs put their 7-game home winning streak on the line versus the Rockets who also have their 5-game winning streak on the line tonight, here are five things to watch for during the game: • Houston and San Antonio rank first and second in points per game at 105.3 and 104.9, respectively. The Spurs are giving up 88.3 points over their last three games. • Houston's Jeremy Lin, who stands 10th in the NBA in steals per game (1.75) through Dec. 26, has recorded seven games this season with at least three steals. • Houston is 7-0 when they shoot 50% or better this season.   • San Antonio ranks first in assists averaging 25.8 and is the highest for the Silver and Black since the 1995-96 Spurs team, which averaged 24.9 assists.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Family searching for missing Ohio State football player

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Manny Pacquiao responds to Floyd Mayweather diss

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Things to be thankful for in the NBA this season

Eric Berry sends out Thanksgiving message

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks about Eminem referencing her

WATCH: Dwayne Harris dirty hit on Nolan Carroll sparks fight

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Ronda Rousey talks Eminem

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.