Sixers-Spurs: What you need to know

Sixers-Spurs: What you need to know
January 21, 2013, 6:15 pm
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<p>Sixers vs. Spurs 7:00 p.m., TNT Wells Fargo Center Records Sixers: 17-23 (4th in Atlantic Division, 9th in Eastern Conference) Spurs: 32-11 (1st in Southwest Division, 3rd in Western Conference) The Sixers hope to string together consecutive wins for the first time since late November when they host the Spurs tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. Could Friday night's dramatic win over the Raptors serve as a turning point in the Sixers' season? That remains to be seen. But a victory over San Antonio tonight could certainly further boost the team's confidence and keep it headed in the right direction. Tonight's contest marks the midway point of the Sixers' season and the first of two back-to-back games, as they play at Milwaukee Tuesday night before hosting the Knicks on Saturday. Last meeting These two teams met Jan. 5 in San Antonio, with the Spurs winning handily, 108-86, to give the Sixers their third consecutive loss at the time. San Antonio, which outscored Philadelphia in each quarter that night at the AT&amp;T Center, shot 48.2 percent for the game. Tony Parker led six Spurs in double-figures with 20 points, while Spencer Hawes scored a game-high 22 for the Sixers. A Spurs' win tonight would mark their second consecutive season sweep over the Sixers. Who's hot Jrue Holiday is averaging a stellar 30.7 points and 11.3 assists over the last three games and scored a career-high 33 points with 14 assists in the Sixers' come-from-behind overtime win over the Raptors on Friday night. He's averaging 19.4 points, nine assists and 4.2 rebounds for the season. Thaddeus Young is also coming off a great game, as he scored 27 points and brought down 14 rebounds against the Raptors, his sixth double-double over a 14-game stretch. Parker is averaging 21.7 points and 10.3 assists over the Spurs' last three games, all wins. He recorded 23 points and 12 assists in their 98-93 victory over the Hawks on Saturday. Probable starters Sixers Jrue Holiday Jason Richardson Evan Turner Thad Young Lavoy Allen Spurs Tony Parker Danny Green Kawhi Leonard Tim Duncan Tiago Splitter Injuries Sixers Andrew Bynum (bone bruise) is out indefinitely. Spurs Manu Ginobili (grade 1 left hamstring strain) is out for tonight.</p>

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