The Spurs have had more hassle at the Wells Fargo Center vs. the Sixers during the previous eleven years than in anywhere else in the East. San Antonio will attempt for a scarce victory away from home versus the 76ers on Friday evening when they carry on their trek away from home as the Rodeo occupies their home court.
The Spurs ( 44 - 8 ) are trying for to become the 6th club in League history to start off 45 - 8 or better & the 1st since the 1996-1997 champion Bulls. Accomplishing this might be tricky since San Antonio have won two times during their previous ten trips to Philadelphia for their lowest amount of away from home wins versus an East competitor since 2000 - 2001.
The NBA leading Spurs think they have been getting competitors' best shots within this yearly journey away from home that happens when the rodeo occupies the AT&T Center. They will play in 9 cities within seventeen days & travel 8, 187 miles.
The Spurs utilized a large 4th quarter for a 111 - 100 win at Air Canada Cenre vs. the Raptors on Wednesday, out-scoring the Raptors 30 - 16 as DeJuan Blair got sixteen of his twenty-eight points twelve minutes. Blair equaled a personal best in scoring & brought down eleven boards for his 13th double - double. He's posted double - doubles in 5 of his previous 6 matchups, putting in 15.0 points on 56.6 % from the floor & 10.5 boards.
All Star G Manu Ginobili has had a non-eventfull journey away from home, putting in 13.0 points on 37.5 % from the floor. He has put in 38.0 % & put in 15.0 points in 8 career contests at the Wells Fargo Center vs. the Sixers.
Tony Parker's 12.4 scoring average at the Wells Fargo Center vs. the Sixers is his least in any venue. The Spurs had no difficulty with the 76ers during a 116 - 93 home court victory November 13th. Parker put in twenty-four points, Ginobili got 18 & Blair posted thirteen points & twelve rebounds.
That matchup came within Philadelphia's 3 - 13 beginning to the season. The 76ers ( 24 - 28 ) are performing a whole lot better at the moment as winners of 7 of 10, however they dropped 99 - 95 on their home court to the Magic on Wednesday.
Andre Iguodala got twenty-one points & 8 dishes, & he's putting in 22.0 points on 56.1 % from the floor within the Sixers' 3 game home court victory streak against the Spurs.
Lou Williams put in 18 of his twenty-three points during the final period Wednesday. He's putting in 5.0 points during the final period during the previous 4 seasons, his highest average in any span.
The Spurs are hoping first-year Tiago Splitter will be ready following him leaving Wednesday's win late during the 3rd period having a strained left hamstring & did not come back.