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Tuesday, January 28th (All times Eastern)

San Antonio Spurs (33-11) at Houston Rockets (29-17), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The San Antonio Spurs haven't been a model of consistency lately and will try to gain a semblance of order Tuesday against the Southwest-rival Houston Rockets.

The Spurs have rotated wins and losses over the previous six games and suffered a 113-101 loss to the Miami Heat Sunday in a rematch of last season's NBA Finals. The Heat won their second straight and third overall title.

San Antonio was led by Tim Duncan's 23 points and Boris Diaw followed with 15. Marco Belinelli and Tony Parker scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Spurs, who are two games behind Oklahoma City for the West's top spot and five games in front of Houston for the division lead.

Chris Bosh scored a game-high 24 points and LeBron James added 18, as the Heat shot a sizzling 58.1 percent from the field.

"They shot it really well, came with their 'A' game," Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said of the Heat.

The Spurs allowed an opponent to shoot over 50 percent for only the sixth time this season. They have scored 100 or more points in 15 straight games, the longest stretch under Popovich, and had a 22-game run back in 1994-95. San Antonio is 28-8 when scoring at least 100 points.

Meanwhile, Duncan surpassed Shaquille O'Neal for sole possession of sixth place on the NBA's blocked shots list and moved past Allen Iverson for 20th all-time in points. He now has 24,691 points and 2,733 blocks for his career.

Houston will begin a quick stretch through the Lone Star State against the Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, and was swept in a home-and-home set with Memphis after winning three straight and eight of 10 games.

James Harden led Houston with 16 points, while Dwight Howard tallied 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets, who made 37 percent of their shots and received 11 points from Chandler Parsons one night after he pumped in 34 Friday.

"They beat us (Friday) night, and they beat us up again (Saturday). They got offensive rebounds. They moved the ball. They caught us being stagnant, and they were better than us by far," Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said.

The Rockets are 18-7 in Space City and will visit Dallas on Wednesday. They have won the first two matchups with the Spurs this season and will close out the regular season series April 14 in Houston. The Rockets have won three in a row against the Spurs, losers in four of five and five of the last seven trips to the Toyota Center.

Houston last won a season series with San Antonio back in 1996-97, when it took three of four matchups between the Southwest foes.

01/28 10:47:08 ET

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Schedule

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Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
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Golden State «109Final | Box
LA Clippers105
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Golden State leads series, 1-0.
Atlanta «101Final | Box
Indiana93
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Atlanta leads series, 1-0.
Memphis654th Qtr 10:48 | Box
Oklahoma City71ESPN, YES, TSN
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 1
DUR 2
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
Final
DET 5
ANA 2
Final
BOS 4
BAL 2
Final
KAN 5
MIN 4
Final
CHC 8
CIN 4
Final
OAK 4
HOU 3
Final
PIT 7
MIL 8
Final
NYM 5
ATL 7
Final
TAM 16
NYY 1
Final
MIA 7
SEA 0
Final
TEX 6
CWS 3
Final
LOS 8
ARI 6
Final
COL 3
PHI 1
Final
SDP 3
SFG 1
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
Final
LAC 105
GSW 109
Final
IND 93
ATL 101
4th
OKC 71
MEM 65
 
Final
STL 4
CHI 3
Final
PIT 3
CLB 4
3rd
COL 3
MIN 1
 
Final
NOR 1
DUR 2