Clinging to a slim Atlantic Division lead, the Philadelphia 76ers will travel to Texas to play the streaking San Antonio Spurs on Sunday (7 p.m. ET). The 76ers (27-21) own a 1 1/2-game lead over the Boston Celtics and are winners of two of their last three, while the Spurs (32-14) have won three straight and are a top of the Southwest Division standings.
On Friday, behind 20 points from forward Elton Brand, the 76ers defeated the Celtics, 99-96. The victory strengthened Philly's lead in the standings, however, holding onto that slim margin will not be easy, as Philly hasn't earned a win in San Antonio since 2001.
Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off a impressive victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Using a 22-2 run and 12 points and 10 assists from guard Tony Parker, San Antonio blew out the defending champions 104-87.
Earlier in the season, the Spurs down the 76ers 100-90 at the Wells Fargo Center.
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