Sunday: Nuggets (20-17) at Spurs (25-11)

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Radio: WOAI-AM 1200, KCOR-AM 1350


Point guard
Spurs: 9 Tony Parker (6-2, 11th yr)
Nuggets: 3 Ty Lawson (5-11, 3rd yr)
In two games since All-Star break, Lawson has 40 points, 24 assists.

Shooting guard
Spurs: 4 Danny Green (6-6, 3rd yr)
Nuggets: 6 Arron Afflalo (6-5, 5th yr)
Rout vs. Charlotte let Green rest ailing shoulder, playing just 17 minutes.

Small forward
Spurs: 24 Richard Jefferson (6-7, 11th yr)
Nuggets: 13 Corey Brewer (6-9, 5th yr)
Jefferson had 14 points vs. Bobcats, but Pop impressed with defense.

Power forward
Spurs: 21 Tim Duncan (6-11, 15th yr)
Nuggets: 35 Kenneth Faried (6-8, 1st yr)
Duncan shooting just 14 of 38 since All-Star break, averaging 16 points.


Spurs: 45 DeJuan Blair (6-7, 3rd yr)
Nuggets: 25 Timofey Mozgov (7-1, 2nd yr)
Mozgov’s ankle sprain could force reshuffling of depleted frontline.

25 James Anderson, G, 6-6, 2nd yr
15 Matt Bonner, C/F, 6-10, 8th yr
20 Manu Ginobili, G, 6-6, 10th yr
11 T.J. Ford, G, 6-0, 8th yr
2 Kawhi Leonard, F, 6-7, 1st yr
14 Gary Neal, G, 6-4, 2nd yr
22 Tiago Splitter, C, 6-11, 2nd yr

11 Chris Andersen, F/C, 6-10, 10th yr
5 Rudy Fernandez, G/F, 6-6, 4th yr
1 Jordan Hamilton, G/F, 6-7, 1st yr
7 Al Harrington, F, 6-9, 14th yr
41 Kosta Koufos, C, 7-0, 4th yr
24 Andre Miller, G, 6-2, 13th yr
10 Julyan Stone, G, 6-6, 1st yr

Spurs: Gregg Popovich
Nuggets: George Karl

Spurs: Ginobili (strained oblique) is a game-time decision.
Nuggets: Fernandez (lower back strain), Danilo Gallinari (left ankle sprain), Nene (left calf strain) are questionable. Mozgov (re-sprained left ankle) is a game-time decision.

Spurs: Ginobili, Leonard
Nuggets: Gallinari, Nene

Having already beaten Denver twice this season, Spurs looking for first season sweep of Nuggets since 2001-02. Spurs have won seven of past eight against Denver. … Nuggets are 5-7 since leading scorer Gallinari went out Feb. 6. … Denver ranks as NBA’s top scoring team at 103.8 points per game. Spurs are allowing just 88.3 points per game at home. … Blair tied his career scoring high of 28 points against the Nuggets in the Spurs’ 114-99 victory in Denver on Feb. 23. … Jefferson ranks seventh in NBA in 3-point shooting (76 of 168 for 45.2 percent). … Spurs are 12-1 against the Western Conference at home. … Rookie guard Cory Joseph was assigned to the Austin Toros of the Development League.

– Jeff McDonald

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