Through 3 Quarters
The San Antonio Spurs are one quarter away from solidifying a big victory for the organization. They currently hold an 82-79 lead over the Boston Celtics.
Point guard Dejounte Murray has led the way so far for San Antonio, as he has 16 points and nine assists in addition to five boards. Boston has been relying on the performance of shooting guard Jaylen Brown, who has 28 points along with six rebounds. A double-double would be Brown’s third in a row.
This is the first time the Spurs have been ahead going into the fourth quarter in the past five games.
San Antonio @ Boston
Current Records: San Antonio 14-22; Boston 18-19
What to Know
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-3 against the Boston Celtics since November of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Wednesday. San Antonio might have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head on the road against Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 5 at TD Garden. The Celtics should still be riding high after a win, while the Spurs will be looking to right the ship.
2022 “welcomed” San Antonio with a 129-104 beatdown courtesy of the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Small forward Keldon Johnson just could not get things rolling his way, finishing with only six points on 3-for-13 shooting in his 29 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Boston ultimately got the result they were hoping for on Sunday with a 116-111 victory over the Orlando Magic. Shooting guard Jaylen Brown took over for Boston, finishing with 50 points (a whopping 43% of their total) along with 11 boards.
The Spurs are expected to lose this next one by 7.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 12-5 against the spread when expected to lose.
San Antonio’s loss took them down to 14-22 while Boston’s win pulled them up to 18-19. Brown will be someone to keep an eye on after he shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 50 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday. Let’s see if he can build on that strong performance or if San Antonio’s defense can bottle him up.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: TD Garden — Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: Bally Sports – Southwest
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.38
The Celtics are a big 7.5-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 Celtics as an 8.5-point favorite.
San Antonio have won ten out of their last 13 games against Boston.
- Nov 26, 2021 – San Antonio 96 vs. Boston 88
- Apr 30, 2021 – Boston 143 vs. San Antonio 140
- Jan 27, 2021 – San Antonio 110 vs. Boston 106
- Jan 08, 2020 – San Antonio 129 vs. Boston 114
- Nov 09, 2019 – Boston 135 vs. San Antonio 115
- Mar 24, 2019 – San Antonio 115 vs. Boston 96
- Dec 31, 2018 – San Antonio 120 vs. Boston 111
- Dec 08, 2017 – San Antonio 105 vs. Boston 102
- Oct 30, 2017 – Boston 108 vs. San Antonio 94
- Dec 14, 2016 – San Antonio 108 vs. Boston 101
- Nov 25, 2016 – San Antonio 109 vs. Boston 103
- Dec 05, 2015 – San Antonio 108 vs. Boston 105
- Nov 01, 2015 – San Antonio 95 vs. Boston 87
Injury Report for Boston
- Brodric Thomas: Out (Back)
- Payton Pritchard: Out (Covid-19)
Injury Report for San Antonio
- Doug McDermott: Out (Covid-19)
- Lonnie Walker IV: Out (Covid-19)
- Devontae Cacok: Out (Covid-19)
- Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)