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San Antonio Spurs Visit Miami Heat: Game 13 Preview

Miami looks to shake off a three game losing streak tonight against the San Antonio Spurs at the AA Arena in Miami.

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The Miami Heat will be hosting the San Antonio Spurs at the AA Arena tonight. It's the only meeting this season between the two teams. The Heat are 3-1 at home, San Antonio carries an 0-4 road record into the game. For the Heat, this is the first game of a five game homestand. After tonight's matchup, they go on to host the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers next Tuesday. The Spurs will be starting a short two game road trip against Miami, and go on to face the Orlando Magic tomorrow night. San Antonio is not only winless on the road, they also boast a 9-0 home record. Miami is hoping to rebound from a losing streak, currently at three games.

The two teams last met on March 14th of last season. Miami posted a 110-80 victory that night, outscoring the Spurs in each of the four quarters. Chris Bosh led Miami with 30 points and 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 29 points and LeBron James added 21 for the Heat. Tony Parker led four Spurs in double figures with 18.

NBA San Antonio Spurs Vs Miami Heat Game Recap 03/14/2011 (via NBAHiighlights)

Miami dropped a 117-104 decision Friday night to the Denver Nuggets. LeBron James led six Miami players in double figures with 35 points. Udonis Haslem added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat. Ty Lawson scored 24 points and nine assists for the Nuggets. Nene pitched in 17 points and 12 rebounds.

NBA Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets 2012-01-13 Highlights & Recap (via Sinjaxx)

The Spurs are coming off a 102-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Tim Duncan led four Spurs in double figures with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Marcin Gortat scored 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Phoenix in the losing effort.

NBA CIRCLE - Phoenix Suns Vs San Antonio Spurs Highlights Jan 15, 2012 Game Recap (via NBACIRCLE)

Game Time: 10:30 EST

Season Series: 0-0

All-Time Series: 14-34

Standings:

Miami Heat: 8-4, third in the Southeast Division, sixth in the Eastern Conference, tied for eighth in the NBA.

San Antonio Spurs: 9-4, first in the Southwest Division, second in the Western Conference, tied for fourth in the NBA.

Starting Lineups:

Miami Heat:

PG - Mario Chalmers

SG - James Jones

SF - LeBron James

PF - Chris Bosh

C - Joel Anthony

San Antonio Spurs:

PG - Tony Parker

SG - Kawhi Leonard

SF - Richard Jefferson

PF -Tim Duncan

C - DuJuan Blair

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Common Thread:

Neither team employs a former player of the other team.

Team Milestones:

If Mario Chalmers plays at least 20 minutes, he will pass Steve Smith and Shaquille O'Neill into 17th, with 6,379

James Jones needs three more 3-pointers to pass Jamal Mashburn into 14th with 211.

Chris Bosh needs two more free throws to pass John Salley into 20th, with 433.

With three more assists, Udonis Haslem will pass Rony Seikaly into 19th, with 574. Five more blocks will put him in 11th with 185, passing Brian Grant.

Team Leaders:

PPG:

LeBron James, 29.5

Dwyane Wade,19.6

Chris Bosh, 19.2

RPG:

Udonis Haslem, 10.2

LeBron James, 8.2

Chris Bosh, 8.1

APG:

LeBron James, 7.4

Dwyane Wade, 5.4

Mario Chalmers, 4.3

SPG: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, 2.0

Mario Chalmers, 1.8

BPG:

Dwyane Wade, 1.7

Chris Bosh, 1.2

Shane Battier, 0.8

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.