Through 3 Quarters
The San Antonio Spurs need a victory to reach .500, and so far things are looking up. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Los Angeles Lakers 97-85 three quarters in.
Shooting guard Lonnie Walker IV (21 points) has been the top scorer for San Antonio. One thing to keep an eye out for is Keldon Johnson's foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Los Angeles has enjoyed the tag-team combination of power forward Anthony Davis and point guard Russell Westbrook. The former has 21 points along with eight rebounds and three blocks, while the latter has 18 points and six assists in addition to five boards.
Los Angeles @ San Antonio
Current Records: Los Angeles 1-2; San Antonio 1-2
What to Know
The San Antonio Spurs will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 8:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at AT&T Center after having had a few days off. The game is expected to be a close one, with the Spurs going off at just a 1-point favorite.
San Antonio came up short against the Milwaukee Bucks this past Saturday, falling 121-111. Small forward Doug McDermott put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 7-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points.
Meanwhile, it was a close one, but on Sunday Los Angeles sidestepped the Memphis Grizzlies for a 121-118 victory. Los Angeles can attribute much of their success to power forward Carmelo Anthony, who shot 6-for-8 from downtown and finished with 28 points.
San Antonio and Los Angeles now sit at an identical 1-2. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Spurs have allowed their opponents to shoot 48.20% from the floor on average, which is the third highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. The Lakers have experienced some struggles of their own as they are third worst in the league in points allowed per game, with 118 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: AT&T Center -- San Antonio, Texas
- TV: Bally Sports - Southwest
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $35.00
The Spurs are a slight 1-point favorite against the Lakers, 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 Lakers as a 4.5-point favorite.
San Antonio have won 11 out of their last 21 games against Los Angeles.
- Jan 07, 2021 - San Antonio 118 vs. Los Angeles 109
- Jan 01, 2021 - Los Angeles 109 vs. San Antonio 103
- Dec 30, 2020 - Los Angeles 121 vs. San Antonio 107
- Feb 04, 2020 - Los Angeles 129 vs. San Antonio 102
- Nov 25, 2019 - Los Angeles 114 vs. San Antonio 104
- Nov 03, 2019 - Los Angeles 103 vs. San Antonio 96
- Dec 07, 2018 - San Antonio 133 vs. Los Angeles 120
- Dec 05, 2018 - Los Angeles 121 vs. San Antonio 113
- Oct 27, 2018 - San Antonio 110 vs. Los Angeles 106
- Oct 22, 2018 - San Antonio 143 vs. Los Angeles 142
- Apr 04, 2018 - Los Angeles 122 vs. San Antonio 112
- Mar 03, 2018 - Los Angeles 116 vs. San Antonio 112
- Jan 11, 2018 - Los Angeles 93 vs. San Antonio 81
- Apr 05, 2017 - Los Angeles 102 vs. San Antonio 95
- Feb 26, 2017 - San Antonio 119 vs. Los Angeles 98
- Jan 12, 2017 - San Antonio 134 vs. Los Angeles 94
- Nov 18, 2016 - San Antonio 116 vs. Los Angeles 107
- Feb 19, 2016 - San Antonio 119 vs. Los Angeles 113
- Feb 06, 2016 - San Antonio 106 vs. Los Angeles 102
- Jan 22, 2016 - San Antonio 108 vs. Los Angeles 95
- Dec 11, 2015 - San Antonio 109 vs. Los Angeles 87
Injury Report for San Antonio
- Devontae Cacok: Out (Not Injury Related)
- Zach Collins: Out (Foot)
Injury Report for Los Angeles
- LeBron James: Out (Ankle)
- Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
- Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Thumb)
- Trevor Ariza: Out (Ankle)