Sunday, January 16 2022

Through 2 Quarters

Down seven at the end of last quarter, the Phoenix Suns have now snagged the lead. At halftime neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Phoenix leads 53-48 over the San Antonio Spurs.

The Suns have been led by center JaVale McGee, who so far has ten points along with six rebounds. One thing to keep an eye out for is Jae Crowder’s foul situation as he currently sits at three.

San Antonio has enjoyed the tag-team combination of point guard Dejounte Murray and center Jakob Poeltl. The former has eight points and seven assists in addition to three boards, while the latter has ten points along with six rebounds. A double-double would be Murray’s seventh in a row.

San Antonio hasn’t been much of a second-half team this year, losing 83% of the time when they were down at the break.

Who’s Playing

San Antonio @ Phoenix

Current Records: San Antonio 8-13; Phoenix 19-4

What to Know

The San Antonio Spurs haven’t won a game against the Phoenix Suns since April 17th, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Monday. San Antonio is on the road again on Monday and plays against Phoenix at 9 p.m. ET Dec. 6 at Footprint Center. The Spurs will be strutting in after a victory while Phoenix will be stumbling in from a loss.

Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 112-107 this past Saturday. Shooting guard Derrick White and point guard Dejounte Murray were among the main playmakers for San Antonio as the former had 25 points and the latter dropped a double-double on 23 points and 12 rebounds along with seven dimes.

Meanwhile, the Suns’ and the Warriors’ matchup this past Friday was up for grabs at halftime, but Phoenix was thoroughly outmatched 67-48 in the second half. Phoenix found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 118-96 punch to the gut against Golden State. Point guard Cameron Payne just could not get things rolling his way, finishing with only seven points on 3-for-17 shooting in his 25 minutes on the court.

The Spurs are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.

San Antonio’s win brought them up to 8-13 while Phoenix’s defeat pulled them down to 19-4. San Antonio is 3-4 after wins this year, and Phoenix is 2-1 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: Bally Sports – Arizona
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.73


The Suns are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

San Antonio have won 16 out of their last 22 games against Phoenix.

  • Nov 22, 2021 – Phoenix 115 vs. San Antonio 111
  • May 16, 2021 – Phoenix 123 vs. San Antonio 121
  • May 15, 2021 – Phoenix 140 vs. San Antonio 103
  • Apr 17, 2021 – San Antonio 111 vs. Phoenix 85
  • Jan 24, 2020 – Phoenix 103 vs. San Antonio 99
  • Jan 20, 2020 – San Antonio 120 vs. Phoenix 118
  • Dec 14, 2019 – San Antonio 121 vs. Phoenix 119
  • Jan 29, 2019 – San Antonio 126 vs. Phoenix 124
  • Dec 11, 2018 – San Antonio 111 vs. Phoenix 86
  • Nov 14, 2018 – Phoenix 116 vs. San Antonio 96
  • Oct 31, 2018 – San Antonio 120 vs. Phoenix 90
  • Feb 07, 2018 – San Antonio 129 vs. Phoenix 81
  • Jan 05, 2018 – San Antonio 103 vs. Phoenix 89
  • Dec 09, 2017 – San Antonio 104 vs. Phoenix 101
  • Nov 05, 2017 – San Antonio 112 vs. Phoenix 95
  • Jan 14, 2017 – Phoenix 108 vs. San Antonio 105
  • Dec 28, 2016 – San Antonio 119 vs. Phoenix 98
  • Dec 15, 2016 – San Antonio 107 vs. Phoenix 92
  • Feb 21, 2016 – San Antonio 118 vs. Phoenix 111
  • Jan 21, 2016 – San Antonio 117 vs. Phoenix 89
  • Dec 30, 2015 – San Antonio 112 vs. Phoenix 79
  • Nov 23, 2015 – San Antonio 98 vs. Phoenix 84

Injury Report for Phoenix

  • Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)
  • Devin Booker: Out (Hamstring)
  • Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee)
  • Dario Saric: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for San Antonio

  • Devin Vassell: Out (Thigh)
  • Zach Collins: Out (Foot)



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