Tuesday, September 27 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The San Antonio Spurs were the heavy favorites here for a reason. After three quarters it’s looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Portland Trail Blazers as San Antonio lead 105-81.

The Spurs’ offense has come from several players so far. Zach Collins’ performance is making up for a slower matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

Both San Antonio and Portland suffered losses in their previous contests, but San Antonio is closer to making up for it. San Antonio is out front, but they can’t get complacent.

Who’s Playing

Portland @ San Antonio

Current Records: Portland 27-49; San Antonio 31-45

What to Know

The Portland Trail Blazers have enjoyed the comforts of home their last five games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the San Antonio Spurs at 8:30 p.m. ET Friday at AT&T Center. Portland is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one.

The Trail Blazers came up short against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, falling 117-107. The losing side was boosted by center Drew Eubanks, who had 21 points along with nine boards.

Meanwhile, San Antonio was just a bucket shy of a win on Wednesday and fell 112-111 to the Memphis Grizzlies. Point guard Dejounte Murray put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 6-for-9 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 33 points and 13 rebounds.

Portland is now 27-49 while San Antonio sits at 31-45. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Portland is fourth worst in the league in fouls per game, with 20.9 on average. To make matters even worse for the Trail Blazers, the Spurs rank second in the league when it comes to fouls per game, with only 18.1 on average. Keep an eye on whether or not foul trouble puts Portland in a difficult position.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: AT&T Center — San Antonio, Texas
  • TV: KENS-TV 5
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $14.00

Odds

The Spurs are a big 15-point favorite against the Trail Blazers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Spurs as a 14.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

San Antonio have won 13 out of their last 22 games against Portland.

  • Mar 23, 2022 – San Antonio 133 vs. Portland 96
  • Dec 02, 2021 – San Antonio 114 vs. Portland 83
  • May 08, 2021 – Portland 124 vs. San Antonio 102
  • Apr 16, 2021 – Portland 107 vs. San Antonio 106
  • Jan 18, 2021 – San Antonio 125 vs. Portland 104
  • Feb 06, 2020 – Portland 125 vs. San Antonio 117
  • Nov 16, 2019 – Portland 121 vs. San Antonio 116
  • Oct 28, 2019 – San Antonio 113 vs. Portland 110
  • Mar 16, 2019 – San Antonio 108 vs. Portland 103
  • Feb 07, 2019 – Portland 127 vs. San Antonio 118
  • Dec 02, 2018 – San Antonio 131 vs. Portland 118
  • Oct 20, 2018 – Portland 121 vs. San Antonio 108
  • Apr 07, 2018 – San Antonio 116 vs. Portland 105
  • Jan 07, 2018 – Portland 111 vs. San Antonio 110
  • Dec 20, 2017 – San Antonio 93 vs. Portland 91
  • Apr 10, 2017 – Portland 99 vs. San Antonio 98
  • Mar 15, 2017 – Portland 110 vs. San Antonio 106
  • Dec 30, 2016 – San Antonio 110 vs. Portland 94
  • Dec 23, 2016 – San Antonio 110 vs. Portland 90
  • Mar 17, 2016 – San Antonio 118 vs. Portland 110
  • Nov 16, 2015 – San Antonio 93 vs. Portland 80
  • Nov 11, 2015 – San Antonio 113 vs. Portland 101

Injury Report for San Antonio

  • Romeo Langford: Out (Hamstring)
  • Doug McDermott: Out (Ankle)

Injury Report for Portland

  • Justise Winslow: Out (Calf)
  • Trendon Watford: Out (Leg)
  • Josh Hart: Out (Knee)
  • Anfernee Simons: Out for the Season (Knee)
  • Jusuf Nurkic: Out for the Season (Foot)
  • Damian Lillard: Out for the Season (Abdomen)
  • Eric Bledsoe: Out for the Season (Achilles)
  • Nassir Little: Out for the Season (Shoulder)
  • Joe Ingles: Out for the Season (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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