Cavaliers vs. Spurs Preview And Prediction

The 34-6 San Antonio Spurs host the 27-9 Cleveland Cavaliers in a game between two teams with NBA Championship hopes. This is one of the better NBA matchups of the regular season, pitting LeBron James and the Cavs against Tim Duncan and the loaded Spurs. So who picks up the win tonight? Here's our preview and prediction. 

Game Info:
8 p.m. ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Spread: Spurs by 6.5 

What They're Saying About The San Antonio Spurs:
How Can The Spurs Slow Down LeBron James?
LeBron James Isn't An Arch Enemy Anymore
Manu Says Luck Hasn't Been A Big Factor This Year

What They're Saying About The Cleveland Cavaliers:
Cavs Practicing Less To Keep LeBron Rested
LeBron Continuing To Teach Kyrie Irving
LeBron Excited To Renew Spurs Rivalry

Key To The Game: LeBron vs. Leonard

Something has to give tonight. The Cavs have won eight straight, but the Spurs haven't lost at home in 10 months. Of course, that loss came against Cleveland. That streak will hinge on how Kawhi Leonard plays against James. Leonard has had success guarding James in the past, but this is still LeBron James we're talking about. If Leonard can't at least slow down James, the Spurs are in trouble. But if Leonard can limit James' effectiveness, the Spurs should come out on top. 

Prediction: Spurs Win 100-94

It's a close contest, but the Spurs extend their home winning streak to a crazy 32 games. Leonard limits James to a below-average night, at least by James' standards. Meanwhile, Spurs' big men Tim Duncan and LaMarcus Aldridge have impressive games to lead the Spurs to a win. 

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