The Phoenix Suns will look avoid a two-game skid, while the San Antonio Spurs aim to make it three-straight dubs in their match-up on Wednesday.
On December 15, the road-warrior San Antonio Spurs came to the desert and stole their 21st win of the season against the Phoenix Suns. It improved their record on the road to 14-1, and bumped them to 21-5.
Nearly two weeks later, Earl Watson and his Suns look for redemption as they travel to San Antonio to battle the second best team in the Western Conference.
As for the Suns, their poor 9-22 record is tied with the Dallas Mavericks for the worst record in the conference. And although they seem to be in a season-long slump, it has reached its peak since their loss to the Spurs in mid-December. In their last six games, they lost four straight, beat the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to a dominant second half, and got whooped in Houston against the Rockets.
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It’s been quite the opposite for Gregg Popovich and his Spurs. They’re five wins away from the 30-mark, and have the second most wins in the league behind the Golden State Warriors. San Antonio has won six of its last seven, and can improve their win-streak to three games against Phoenix.
The Spurs are coming off blowout wins in Portland against the Trail Blazers, and at home against the Chicago Bulls. Both wins were decided by 19 and 20 points, and they could be in good position to make it three-straight landslides on Wednesday.
Despite completely different records, the Suns have the advantage over the Spurs in a couple key categories. The Suns average 107.3 PPG versus the Spurs’ 104.6. Phoenix collects 45.4 RPG while San Antonio averages 42.9.
While the Suns may have the edge in some areas, San Antonio still dominates. The Spurs are first in the league in three-point percentage (41.0%), free-throw percentage (82.2%), and are third in the Association in field-goal percentage (47.1%).
But don’t stray away from the game itself. The Spurs are clearly the favorites, and should enjoy their third consecutive victory on Wednesday against the Western Conference’s little brother.