Through 3 Quarters

Down one at the end of last quarter, the Brooklyn Nets have now snagged the lead. Sitting on a score of 81-74, they have looked like the better squad out there today, but there's still one more quarter to play.

Brooklyn has been led by point guard James Harden, who so far has almost posted a triple-double on 26 points, 11 dimes, and nine rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs have been relying on the performance of point guard Dejounte Murray, who has almost dropped a triple-double on 15 points, 11 boards, and nine assists.

The Spurs have been used to carrying a lead into the fourth quarter lately, so we'll see how they respond to the deficit.

Who's Playing

Brooklyn @ San Antonio

Current Records: Brooklyn 28-16; San Antonio 17-28

What to Know

The San Antonio Spurs haven't won a game against the Brooklyn Nets since Dec. 19 of 2019, but they'll be looking to end the drought on Friday. San Antonio has the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome Brooklyn at 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 21 at AT&T Center. The Spurs are expected to win -- but not by much -- so they will need to come into the matchup prepared for a fight.

San Antonio took their contest against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday by a conclusive 118-96 score. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point San Antonio had established a 106-78 advantage. It was another big night for their point guard Dejounte Murray, who dropped a triple-double on 23 points, 14 dimes, and ten boards. Murray now has eight triple-doubles this season.

Meanwhile, Brooklyn escaped with a win on Wednesday against the Washington Wizards by the margin of a single free throw, 119-118. The Nets can attribute much of their success to center LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 27 points in addition to six rebounds.

It was close but no cigar for the Spurs as they fell 121-119 to Brooklyn in the teams' previous meeting earlier this month. Maybe San Antonio will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday 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: $34.30

Odds

The Spurs are a slight 1-point favorite against the Nets, 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 Nets as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

San Antonio have won eight out of their last 13 games against Brooklyn.

  • Jan 09, 2022 - Brooklyn 121 vs. San Antonio 119
  • May 12, 2021 - Brooklyn 128 vs. San Antonio 116
  • Mar 01, 2021 - Brooklyn 124 vs. San Antonio 113
  • Mar 06, 2020 - Brooklyn 139 vs. San Antonio 120
  • Dec 19, 2019 - San Antonio 118 vs. Brooklyn 105
  • Feb 25, 2019 - Brooklyn 101 vs. San Antonio 85
  • Jan 31, 2019 - San Antonio 117 vs. Brooklyn 114
  • Jan 17, 2018 - San Antonio 100 vs. Brooklyn 95
  • Dec 26, 2017 - San Antonio 109 vs. Brooklyn 97
  • Jan 23, 2017 - San Antonio 112 vs. Brooklyn 86
  • Dec 10, 2016 - San Antonio 130 vs. Brooklyn 101
  • Jan 11, 2016 - San Antonio 106 vs. Brooklyn 79
  • Oct 30, 2015 - San Antonio 102 vs. Brooklyn 75

Injury Report for San Antonio

  • Zach Collins: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)

Injury Report for Brooklyn

  • Nicolas Claxton: Out (Hamstring)
  • Paul Millsap: Out (Personal)
  • Joe Harris: Out (Ankle)
  • Kevin Durant: Out (Knee)