Spurs take on the Rockets on 3-game skid
Houston Rockets (15-36, 15th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (19-34, 12th in the Western Conference)
San Antonio; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Spurs -3
BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio looks to stop its three-game slide when the Spurs play Houston.
The Spurs are 2-6 against Southwest Division teams. San Antonio is eighth in the Western Conference with 34.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Dejounte Murray averaging 7.1.
The Rockets are 7-22 in conference matchups. Houston is 5-28 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The teams play for the third time this season. The Spurs won the last meeting 134-104 on Jan. 26. Murray scored 19 points points to help lead the Spurs to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Murray is averaging 19.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 9.1 assists and two steals for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds over the past 10 games for San Antonio.
Jae’Sean Tate is averaging 12.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Rockets. Christian Wood is averaging 19.9 points and 11.1 rebounds while shooting 50.7% over the last 10 games for Houston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 3-7, averaging 113.6 points, 44.1 rebounds, 29.1 assists, 6.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 47.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.4 points per game.
Rockets: 4-6, averaging 110.7 points, 42.4 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 45.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.4 points.
INJURIES: Spurs: Keita Bates-Diop: out (conditioning), Jakob Poeltl: out (concussion), Zach Collins: out (reconditioning), Jock Landale: out (concussion), Doug McDermott: out (ankle), Dejounte Murray: out (wrist).
Rockets: Usman Garuba: out (wrist).