Thursday, January 20 2022

Through 1 Quarter

Although the San Antonio Spurs came into the contest as underdogs, they’re on track to steal the victory from the Boston Celtics. San Antonio is in control with a 30-14 lead over Boston.

The Spurs have been relying on small forward Keldon Johnson, who has five points and two assists along with seven boards, and shooting guard Derrick White, who has eight points in addition to two rebounds. Boston has been relying on the performance of power forward Jabari Parker, who has five points along with one block.

This is the least points Boston has had yet this season going into the second quarter.

Who’s Playing

Boston @ San Antonio

Current Records: Boston 10-9; San Antonio 4-13

What to Know

The San Antonio Spurs’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the Boston Celtics at 8:30 p.m. ET Nov. 26 at AT&T Center. If the matchup is anything like Boston’s 143-140 victory from their previous meeting in April, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

It looks like the Spurs got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They took a hard 124-106 fall against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. San Antonio was down 103-83 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard Derrick White had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 29 minutes but putting up just seven points on 3-for-12 shooting.

As for Boston, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. On Wednesday, they lost to the Brooklyn Nets at home by a decisive 123-104 margin. A silver lining for Boston was the play of point guard Marcus Smart, who had 20 points and eight assists.

San Antonio is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Spurs, who are 8-9 against the spread.

With the two teams each stumbling in off of a loss, both will be hungry for the win. If the Celtics want to win on Friday, they will need to focus on stopping San Antonio’s point guard Dejounte Murray, who almost posted a triple-double on 22 points, 11 dimes, and eight boards, and shooting guard Bryn Forbes, who had 23 points. We’ll see whether or not they are up to the challenge.

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: $19.99

Odds

The Celtics are a 4.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Celtics, as the game opened with the Celtics as a 3-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

San Antonio have won nine out of their last 12 games against Boston.

  • Apr 30, 2021 – Boston 143 vs. San Antonio 140
  • Jan 27, 2021 – San Antonio 110 vs. Boston 106
  • Jan 08, 2020 – San Antonio 129 vs. Boston 114
  • Nov 09, 2019 – Boston 135 vs. San Antonio 115
  • Mar 24, 2019 – San Antonio 115 vs. Boston 96
  • Dec 31, 2018 – San Antonio 120 vs. Boston 111
  • Dec 08, 2017 – San Antonio 105 vs. Boston 102
  • Oct 30, 2017 – Boston 108 vs. San Antonio 94
  • Dec 14, 2016 – San Antonio 108 vs. Boston 101
  • Nov 25, 2016 – San Antonio 109 vs. Boston 103
  • Dec 05, 2015 – San Antonio 108 vs. Boston 105
  • Nov 01, 2015 – San Antonio 95 vs. Boston 87

Injury Report for San Antonio

  • Doug McDermott: Out (Knee)
  • Devin Vassell: Out (Quadriceps)
  • Zach Collins: Out (Foot)

Injury Report for Boston

  • Josh Richardson: Out (Illness)
  • Robert Williams III: Out (Illness)

Source: CBSSports.com

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