Tim Duncan will have his hands full with Blake Griffin attacking the rim throughout the contest, yet there is no question that the Spurs have a strong chance to come out on top.
For one, the Spurs have already beaten the Los Angeles Clippers this season in what was a 115-90 victory where the Clippers didn't come close to winning the game.
The key for the Spurs in this one will to be able to contain Griffin in the post, which Duncan is certainly capable of doing. If Duncan is able to make Griffin catch the ball 15 to 20 feet from the basket at a standstill, it will disrupt his game significantly.
Griffin is a player that likes passes off of cuts or looks in the post when he has a defender deep in the paint.
The Duncan vs. Griffin matchup will be the deciding factor in this one, as this game will be as important as any for the Spurs to establish themselves as a top-two team in the conference.