Spurs face the Rockets, aim for 4th straight win
San Antonio Spurs (30-44, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Rockets (20-55, 15th in the Western Conference)
Houston; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio will try to keep its three-game win streak alive when the Spurs take on Houston.
The Rockets have gone 3-12 against division opponents. Houston allows the most points in the NBA, giving up 117.6 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 48.2%.
The Spurs are 5-8 against opponents in the Southwest Division. San Antonio is second in the NBA scoring 53.5 points per game in the paint led by Jakob Poeltl averaging 11.7.
The teams square off for the fourth time this season. In the last meeting on Feb. 5 the Spurs won 131-106 led by 28 points from Keldon Johnson, while Josh Christopher scored 23 points for the Rockets.
TOP PERFORMERS: Christian Wood is averaging 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds for the Rockets. Jalen Green is averaging 18.3 points over the last 10 games for Houston.
Dejounte Murray is scoring 20.8 points per game with 8.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Spurs. Johnson is averaging 20.1 points and 6.9 rebounds over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Rockets: 4-6, averaging 111.8 points, 41.2 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.6 points per game.
Spurs: 6-4, averaging 113.5 points, 45.9 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.0 points.
INJURIES: Rockets: Eric Gordon: out (rest).
Spurs: Romeo Langford: out (hamstring), Lonnie Walker IV: out (back), Devin Vassell: out (achilles), Doug McDermott: out for season (ankle).