Through 3 Quarters
The last time the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs met, the matchup was decided by 24 points, but it sure doesn't look like the final will end up so one-sided this time. San Antonio and Cleveland are deadlocked at 86-86 after three quarters, promising an exciting conclusion.
Point guard Dejounte Murray has led the way so far for the Spurs, as he has posted a double-double on 25 points and ten rebounds in addition to seven assists. Cleveland has been led by point guard Darius Garland, who so far has 20 points and six assists. A double-double would be Garland's third in a row.
Cleveland @ San Antonio
Current Records: Cleveland 24-18; San Antonio 15-26
What to Know
The San Antonio Spurs have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 14 at AT&T Center. Cleveland will be strutting in after a victory while the Spurs will be stumbling in from a loss.
It was close but no cigar for San Antonio as they fell 128-124 to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. A silver lining for San Antonio was the play of point guard Dejounte Murray, who posted a triple-double on 32 points, 11 assists, and ten rebounds.
Meanwhile, Cleveland made easy work of the Utah Jazz on Wednesday and carried off a 111-91 win. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Cleveland had established an 88-68 advantage. Power forward Lamar Stevens and small forward Lauri Markkanen were among the main playmakers for the Cavaliers as the former had 23 points along with seven boards and the latter had 20 points in addition to six boards.
The Spurs are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 14-7 against the spread when expected to lose.
San Antonio is now 15-26 while Cleveland sits at 24-18. A couple stats to keep an eye on: San Antonio ranks fourth in the league when it comes to fouls per game, with only 17.9 on average. But the Cavaliers are even better: they enter the matchup with only 16.6 fouls per game on average, which is the best in the league. We'll see if that edge gives Cleveland a route to victory.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: AT&T Center -- San Antonio, Texas
- TV: Bally Sports - Ohio
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $12.94
The Cavaliers are a 3.5-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 Cavaliers as a 2.5-point favorite.
San Antonio have won eight out of their last 12 games against Cleveland.
- Apr 05, 2021 - Cleveland 125 vs. San Antonio 101
- Mar 19, 2021 - San Antonio 116 vs. Cleveland 110
- Mar 08, 2020 - Cleveland 132 vs. San Antonio 129
- Dec 12, 2019 - Cleveland 117 vs. San Antonio 109
- Apr 07, 2019 - San Antonio 112 vs. Cleveland 90
- Mar 28, 2019 - San Antonio 116 vs. Cleveland 110
- Feb 25, 2018 - San Antonio 110 vs. Cleveland 94
- Jan 23, 2018 - San Antonio 114 vs. Cleveland 102
- Mar 27, 2017 - San Antonio 103 vs. Cleveland 74
- Jan 21, 2017 - San Antonio 118 vs. Cleveland 115
- Jan 30, 2016 - Cleveland 117 vs. San Antonio 103
- Jan 14, 2016 - San Antonio 99 vs. Cleveland 95
Injury Report for San Antonio
- Derrick White: Out (Covid-19)
- Tre Jones: Out (Covid-19)
- Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Cleveland
- Rajon Rondo: Out (Hamstring)
- Ricky Rubio: Out for the Season (Knee)
- Collin Sexton: Out for the Season (Knee)