Greg Popovich looks to lead his San Antonio Spurs to a big road win on Saturday. This has been a difficult task for the Spurs for most of 2014-15 as they sit with a 14-16 record. This includes losing four straight contests before their showdown with the Sacramento Kings on Friday Night.
Nonetheless Saturday’s contests between the Spurs and Phoenix Suns should be a entertaining contests featuring two of teams fighting for a spot in the Western Conference playoffs. The Spurs currently hold on to the seventh spot in the conference but after a rought stretch in which the team has only won four of their last games their lead has been reduced.
The Suns currently sit at 31-28 sitting just a game and half out of the final spot in the conference but have had their own issues of late before picking up back-to-back wins. The one thing to remember in this match up is that it is a home game for a Suns team that is 17-12 at home this season.
For the Suns to win this game on Saturday it will simply come down to how well Eric Bledsoe plays. In this team’s back-to-back wins Bledsoe has posted a state line of 2 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists in one contests and 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in the teams other game.
On the other side of the court the Spurs have a veteran team that understands what it takes to win during this time of the year. Our only concern looking at this game a day out is whether or not Popovich will elect to rest some of his starters or even send them back home to get ready for the teams trip home. This has been something that he has shown he would do to rest his players for a playoff push.
This will mark the third time this season these two teams have squared off with both teams picking up a win on their home floors. In the teams first meeting back on Halloween, the Suns walked away with a 94-89 home win behind a strong game from Isaiah Thomas who is no longer on the team.
In the second meeting in San Antonio, the Spurs took care of their home floor winning 100-95 behind 20 points from Danny Green. Along with how these teams have recently played the Suns team will be with out Thomas and Goran Dragic who were both traded away before the All-Star Break.
From a bettors perspective this could be a difficult game to pick as the Suns currently hold a one point advantage at home. Along with the point spread, neither of these teams have done well of late against the spread as the Spurs are just 2-8 over their last 10 games while the Suns are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Nonetheless this looks like the game of the night around the NBA on Saturday!