San Antonio takes on Western Conference-leader Golden State
Golden State Warriors (47-21, first in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (41-29, sixth in the Western Conference)
San Antonio; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Western Conference-leading Golden State Warriors travel to play the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs have gone 28-7 in home games. San Antonio is 7-4 in games decided by less than 4 points.
The Warriors have gone 29-13 against Western Conference opponents. Golden State is the Western Conference leader with 36.3 defensive rebounds per game, led by DeMarcus Cousins averaging 6.6. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 141-102 in their last meeting on Feb. 6. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 26 points and Patty Mills paced San Antonio scoring 16 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs scoring 21.6 points per game and averaging 6.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists. Derrick White has averaged 4.9 assists and 11.1 points over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
Kevin Durant leads the Warriors averaging 27.4 points and is adding 6.7 rebounds. Draymond Green has averaged 5.7 assists and scored 6 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.
LAST 10 GAMES: Warriors: 5-5, averaging 111.8 points, 45.2 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.6 steals and 5.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting.
Spurs: 8-2, averaging 108.9 points, 46.6 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting.
Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray: out for season (knee).
Warriors Injuries: DeMarcus Cousins: day to day (foot), Damian Jones: out (torn left pectoral), Kevin Durant: day to day (right ankle contusion).