The top two teams in the Western Conference square off on Friday night, as the Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the San Antonio Spurs, in what could be a Western Conference Finals preview.
It's the third and final meeting between the Spurs and Thunder -- at least in the regular season. The two teams have split the first two games this season, with the Thunder beating the Spurs 108-96 in January, before the Spurs returned the favor in February, winning 107-96.
While the Thunder are an excellent 18-3 at home, two of those losses have come in the last week, losing at home to both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets.
Despite owning the second-best record in the Western Conference, the Spurs are a mediocre 11-9 on the road.
If the Thunder want to extend their four game lead on the Spurs for the top seed in the Western Conference, they'll have to do a better job of containing Tony Parker, who lit Oklahoma City's defense up for 42 points and nine assists in San Antonio's win over the Thunder.
Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. CT.
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