Two games for the undefeated San Antonio Spurs highlight action early in the second week of the NBA regular season schedule.
The Spurs will play to keep their perfect record intact Monday night when they host the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs recorded wins over New Orleans, Oklahoma City and Utah in the season's first week. Indiana is 2-1, with wins against Toronto and Sacramento, and a disappointing loss to Charlotte.
Also on Monday, the Mavericks take on the Portland Trailblazers in Dallas. Both teams are 2-1 after one week of play. Dallas opened the season with a surprising win over the Lakers, then lost to Utah before defeating Charlotte Saturday. Portland also has a win over Los Angeles, and also managed a win over Houston Saturday.
The Houston Rockets return to action Wednesday at home against the Denver Nuggets. Houston had an eventful first week, sealing the acquisition of James Harden and promptly winning its first two games against Detroit and Atlanta. The Rockets lost their home opener against Portland Saturday, and will be looking to rebound against the winless Nuggets.
The Spurs and Mavericks will also play Wednesday night, with San Antonio traveling to Los Angeles to play the Clippers and Dallas hosting Toronto.