Spurs to face OKC with skeleton crew

SAN ANTONIO TX- NOVEMBER 29: Tyreke Evans #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs

SAN ANTONIO TX- NOVEMBER 29: Tyreke Evans #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against the San Antonio Spurs

Spurs: Injured F Kawhi Leonard accompanied San Antonio to Memphis. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 1, 2017, and will air on Fox Sports - Southeast.

San Antonio led the hosts 47-38 at halftime. Will the situation be the same on Sunday night?

Memphis did not make any drastic improvements in its first game under Bickerstaff and was held below 100 points for the sixth straight game while struggling to defend in a 104-95 loss at San Antonio on Wednesday. Steven Adams chipped in with 27 points and six rebounds.

With Parker out, our models project Mills for 23.6 FanDuel points at a cost of $4,100.

With Parsons' shot waved off, the Spurs resumed what became an 11-0 run that gave them a 75-59 lead early in the fourth. The Spurs figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

The Spurs became the first National Basketball Association team with 10 home wins this season and now has won three straight overall. Vegas has a tendency to set the total high when the Spurs are involved, as 57.1 percent of their games have ended under the projected point total.

ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES (7-13): Memphis general manager Chris Wallace was adamant that the team is not in a rebuilding mode with the firing of Fizdale, and he has no plans to shop stars Marc Gasol or Mike Conley. Games including the Grizzlies also have typically finished under the O/U total (65.0 percent).

San Antonio nailed 14 of 35 three-pointers.

On the road, San Antonio is 2-6-1 ATS with 7 unders and 2 overs.


Serge Ibaka added 15 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 13 and Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet each had 11 for the Raptors.

"We're not consistent", said Spurs reserve guard Manu Ginobili, who had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

Zach Randolph had 25 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points as the Sacramento Kings beat the Chicago Bulls 107-106, extending Chicago's losing streak to eight games.

Memphis ranks first in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.0) while San Antonio ranks 14th (17.3).

For the Spurs to pull this off, it will be without three of their most important players.

The Grizzlies rank fourth in assists allowed per game (20.1) while the Spurs rank 10th (22.0). Even though the going has been a little hard early, there's still 62 (games) to play.

The last time the Spurs won four consecutive games this season, they dropped their next four in a row.

Tony Parker scored 10 points and dished out five assists in 18 minutes during his second game back for San Antonio since undergoing surgery to fix a torn left quadriceps tendon.

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