Duncan out, Cousins doubtful for Friday
While Spurs veteran Tim Duncan takes the night off to rest in Denver, DeMarcus Cousins has been downgraded to doubtful for the Kings' matchup with the Timberwolves.
Sixers at Rockets, 8:00PM ET
The story here is that Jahlil Okafor is questionable after knocking someone out near a bar in Boston on Wednesday night. If he's out, Nerlens Noel could have a big night for the Sixers, who are 10.5-point road underdogs versus the Rockets. Philadelphia has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams.
Spurs at Nuggets, 9:00PM ET
Both Duncan and Manu Ginobili didn't travel to Denver for tonight's game. Boris Diaw and Danny Green are likely to step in for the Spurs, who are 8.5-point road favorites over the Nuggets according to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag. San Antonio is 7-3 against the spread in its lat 10 road games while Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last five home games.
Timberwolves at Kings, 10:00PM ET
Cousins has been downgraded to doubtful to do a back injury, which means Rudy Gay and Kosta Koufos are likely to play more dominant roles for Sacramento tonight. As for Minnesota, Ricky Rubio, who left Wednesday's game with a left ankle injury, said he's hoping to play tonight. The Timberwolves are currently 1.5-point road underdogs versus the Kings, who are 5-1 against the number in their last six games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.