The fans at AT&T Center will be treated to a game between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs when they take their seats on Sunday.
Miami At San Antonio
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 31, 2013
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
TV: 7 p.m. ET, Sun Sports (Miami), Fox Sports Southwest (San Antonio), NBATV
PREDICTION: Heat 98, Spurs 94
Oddsmakers currently have the Spurs listed as 1½-point favorites versus the Heat, while the game’s total is sitting at 198½.
Forward LeBron James put his outside shooting on display in the victory over New Orleans, knocking down seven 3-pointers – one shy of his career high. James made six consecutive 3-pointers in the first half and finished 7-of-10 from behind the arc while scoring 36 points. “I hadn’t done that probably since high school or the early years with Cleveland,” James said afterward. “I felt good. Just tried to keep the Heat wave going.” Miami shot a season-high 60.9 percent in the contest and was 14-of-27 from 3-point range.
Last time out for Miami, they were a 108-89 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Heat covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Team record: 57-15 SU, 38-34 ATS
is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 11 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 9-1
Duncan scored a season-best 34 points against the Clippers and continues to play like someone much younger. The 36-year-old Duncan also grabbed 11 rebounds against the Clippers for his 31st double-double of the season and is averaging 17.6 points and 10 rebounds. “He’s done the work to put himself in the position to have games like this and to have the season that’s he had,” Popovich said afterward. “You couldn’t be more proud of the guy on what he did out there.” Point guard Tony Parker had 24 points against the Clippers and is averaging 21.8 points in four games since returning from an ankle injury.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 104-102 result against the Clippers on March 29. The Spurs failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Team record: 55-17 SU, 37-33-2 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.
is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Miami
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of last 11 games when playing at home against Miami
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a win are 6-4