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The Houston Rockets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs in a meeting of the Southwest Division's top two teams. With a 22-6 record, the Spurs have separated themselves from the pack. Over in the other locker room, the Rockets are playing well this season and sport a record of 18-11. This game will begin at 8:00 pm EST and it will be covered by ESPN, CSN-HOU and CW35.

The Spurs come into today's game after topping Toronto, 112-99. With 26 points, Tony Parker was the game's high scorer in the game. Meanwhile, the Rockets are coming off a 111-104 loss at the hands of the Mavericks. However, Dwight Howard played well, posting his 19th double-double so far this season with 29 points and 15 rebounds. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Rockets winning the first matchup, 112-106. James Harden was the game's top overall scorer with 31 points.

It might turn into a shootout as a pair of the NBA's top offenses match up. San Antonio ranks fifth in the league with 105.6 points per 100 possessions, while Houston is third in that metric (106.2). Furthermore, getting to the line could play a crucial role for the Rockets. They rank first in the league in FTA rate (39.6). However, the Spurs are among the best in the NBA at keeping opponents off the charity stripe (ranking second at 21.9).

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