Through 3 Quarters
The Portland Trail Blazers typically have all the answers at home, but the San Antonio Spurs are posing a tough problem. Three quarters in and San Antonio's offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Trail Blazers 84-67 three quarters in.
The Spurs haven't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer. Shooting guard CJ McCollum (16 points) and small forward Norman Powell (16 points) have been the top scorers for Portland.
Portland has lost 85% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up
San Antonio @ Portland
Current Records: San Antonio 6-13; Portland 11-11
What to Know
The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed the comforts of home their last four games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter after having had a few days off. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
San Antonio had enough points to win and then some against the Washington Wizards on Monday, taking their contest 116-99. The Spurs got their win on the backs of several key players, and it was point guard Dejounte Murray out in front almost dropping a triple-double on 22 points, ten boards, and eight dimes.
Meanwhile, Portland strolled past the Detroit Pistons with points to spare on Tuesday, taking the game 110-92. Among those leading the charge for Rip City was shooting guard CJ McCollum, who had 28 points and six assists.
San Antonio is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 6-3 against the spread when expected to lose.
San Antonio suffered a grim 124-102 defeat to Portland when the two teams previously met in May. Can the Spurs avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll soon find out.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter -- Portland, Oregon
- TV: NBATV
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $8.31
The Trail Blazers are a 4.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Trail Blazers as a 3.5-point favorite.
San Antonio have won 11 out of their last 20 games against Portland.
- 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 Portland
- Nassir Little: Out (Ankle)
- Damian Lillard: Out (Abdomen)
Injury Report for San Antonio
- Zach Collins: Out (Foot)