5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Rockets

Houston Rockets' Chris Paul (3) drives around San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

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The San Antonio Spurs (37-29) will look to snap their 2-game skid versus the Houston Rockets in Houston. The Spurs are 0-2 against the Houston Rockets this season.

LaMarcus Aldridge (right knee soreness), Manu Ginobili (rest) and Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) are out for today's Spurs-Rockets game.

The Spurs are coming off a 94-104 loss to the Thunder. Rudy Gay and Davis Bertans paced the Silver and Black with 14 points each off the bench while LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.

And as the Spurs look to get back on the winning track, here are five things to watch in tonight's game:

  1. The Spurs have lost 2-straight to the Rockets.
  2. Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 16.0 points on 44.4% shooting vs. Houston this season.
  3. James Harden is averaging 28.0 points, 8.5 assists, 1.50 steals, and 1.50 blocks per game versus the Spurs.
  4. Houston is 12-0 at home when their bench outscores their opponents bench.
  5. The Rockets are averaging 113.0 points per game on 46.0% shooting vs. the Spurs this season.

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