Through 3 Quarters
Both the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs have kept the scorekeepers busy with 204 between them three quarters in. a win is still up for grabs for either team, but Miami is up 104-100
The Heat have been led by small forward Jimmy Butler, who so far has 27 points. One thing to keep an eye out for is Duncan Robinson's foul situation as he currently sits at four.
The top scorer for San Antonio has been shooting guard Devin Vassell (22 points).
San Antonio has been used to carrying a lead into the fourth quarter lately, so we'll see how they respond to the deficit.
San Antonio @ Miami
Current Records: San Antonio 24-36; Miami 39-21
What to Know
The San Antonio Spurs have quite the challenge ahead of them as they're expected to be blown off the court 1. They are staying on the road this past Saturday to face off against the Miami Heat at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 26 at FTX Arena. San Antonio hasn't won a contest against Miami since Jan. 19 of 2020, but they'll be looking to end the drought.
It may have taken double overtime to finish the job, but the Spurs ultimately got the result they were hoping for this past Friday with a 157-153 win over the Washington Wizards. Center Jakob Poeltl and point guard Dejounte Murray were among the main playmakers for San Antonio as the former almost dropped a triple-double on 28 points, 11 boards, and eight dimes and the latter posted a triple-double on 31 points, 14 assists, and 13 rebounds. Murray now has 12 triple-doubles this year.
Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the game between Miami and the New York Knicks this past Friday was still a pretty decisive one as Miami wrapped it up with a 115-100 victory on the road. The Heat relied on the efforts of center Bam Adebayo, who posted a double-double on 16 points and 16 rebounds along with four blocks, and point guard Tyler Herro, who had 25 points in addition to seven boards. That makes it five consecutive games in which Adebayo has had at least ten rebounds.
The Spurs are now 24-36 while Miami sits at 39-21. Two stats to keep an eye on: San Antonio comes into the matchup boasting the second fewest fouls per game in the league at 17.9. But Miami ranks third in the league when it comes to fouls drawn per game, with 20.5 on average. The ref's whistle might dictate the flow of action in this one.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: FTX Arena -- Miami, Florida
- TV: Bally Sports - Southwest
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $48.00
The Heat are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Heat as a 7.5-point favorite.
San Antonio have won seven out of their last 13 games against Miami.
- Feb 03, 2022 - Miami 112 vs. San Antonio 95
- Apr 28, 2021 - Miami 116 vs. San Antonio 111
- Apr 21, 2021 - Miami 107 vs. San Antonio 87
- Jan 19, 2020 - San Antonio 107 vs. Miami 102
- Jan 15, 2020 - Miami 106 vs. San Antonio 100
- Mar 20, 2019 - Miami 110 vs. San Antonio 105
- Nov 07, 2018 - Miami 95 vs. San Antonio 88
- Dec 06, 2017 - San Antonio 117 vs. Miami 105
- Oct 25, 2017 - San Antonio 117 vs. Miami 100
- Nov 14, 2016 - San Antonio 94 vs. Miami 90
- Oct 30, 2016 - San Antonio 106 vs. Miami 99
- Mar 23, 2016 - San Antonio 112 vs. Miami 88
- Feb 09, 2016 - San Antonio 119 vs. Miami 101
Injury Report for Miami
- Dewayne Dedmon: Game-Time Decision (Back)
- Markieff Morris: Out (Neck)
- Victor Oladipo: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for San Antonio
- Josh Richardson: Game-Time Decision (Shoulder)
- Romeo Langford: Game-Time Decision (Groin)
- Joshua Primo: Game-Time Decision (Wrist)
- Jakob Poeltl: Out (Back)
- Dejounte Murray: Out (Knee)
- Zach Collins: Out (Rest)
- Keldon Johnson: Out (Back)
- Tomas Satoransky: Out (Not Injury Related)