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Where: Barclays Center, New York.
When: Friday February 7, 01:00 GMT
The San Antonio Spurs head to the Barclays Center on Thursday night to face the Brooklyn Nets with both teams eager to secure a win.
Their last meeting was back on New Year’s Eve with the Spurs picking up a comprehensive 113-92 win at home, but following their tiring effort to beat the Washington Wizards in double overtime on Wednesday night, it remains to be seen how fresh they are going into this one.
Tony Parker joins Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili on the sidelines with injury, but the bench were able to step up in his absence to erase a 17-point deficit against the Wizards and move to 36-13 for the season.
Tim Duncan led the way with 31 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, with coach Gregg Popovich full of praise for his players for their effort in getting the win.
In contrast, the Nets should be reinforced with the returns of Joe Johnson, Andrei Kirilenko and Andray Blatche, while Paul Pierce and Deron Williams showed a good scoring touch without them in the win over Philadelphia on Monday.
San Antonio will again look to dominate the boards after a 47-34 edge in the first match-up, but with the advantage of fresh legs and less injuries, Brooklyn will fancy their chance of upsetting last year’s beaten NBA finalists.
Having won 21 of the last 22 meetings between these two, the Spurs will be eager to continue to gather momentum on their longest road trip of the season, while the hosts continue to put wins together in order to secure their post-season spot in the Eastern Conference.