NBA schedule: Top teams square off Saturday

Spruce Derden-US PRESSWIRE

The Western Conference's top teams will meet when the Grizzlies travel to take on the Spurs. In the East, No. 1 Miami faces No. 2 Brooklyn.

A contest between the top teams in the Western Conference highlight's Saturday's NBA schedule. The Grizzlies and Spurs meet at San Antonio's AT&T Center.

Memphis (11-2) and San Antonio (13-4) share first place in the West, and the teams are five games ahead of the Houston Rockets in the Southwest Division. They are polar opposites, as the Grizzlies are second in the NBA in scoring defense, giving up 91.1 points allowed per game, and the Spurs are third in scoring offense, averaging 102.4 points per outing.

The Eastern Conference also features a No. 1 against No. 2 battle Saturday when Brooklyn Nets travel to tangle with the Miami Heat, another matchup of opposites. Miami is second in the NBA with 104.8 points per game, and Brooklyn is the league's top defensive team, allowing just 90.7 points.

The complete Saturday schedule is as follows. All times listed are Eastern:

Trail Blazers at Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m.

Nets at Heat, 7:30 p.m.

Thunder at Hornets, 8 p.m.

76ers at Bulls 8 p.m.

Jazz at Rockets, 8 p.m.

Celtics at Bucks, 8:30 p.m.

Grizzlies at Spurs, 8:30 p.m.

Pistons at Mavericks, 9 p.m.

Kings at Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Pacers at Warriors, 10:30 p.m.

For a complete list of this week's games, check out SI's NBA schedule.

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