through 3 quarters
The San Antonio Spurs are within a quarter of a big win 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, with 16 points and nine assists in addition to five boards. Boston relied on the performance of shooter Jaylen Brown, who has 28 points and six rebounds. A double-double would be Brown’s third in a row.
This is the first time Spurs have been ahead in the fourth quarter in the last five games.
San Antonio @ Boston
Current records: San Antonio 14-22; Boston 18-19
What there is to know
The San Antonio Spurs are 10-3 against the Boston Celtics since November 2015, and they will have a chance to extend that success on Wednesday. San Antonio could have tired legs after a game yesterday as they head to Boston at 7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 5 at TD Garden. The Celtics are still expected to rise high after a win, while Spurs will look to turn the ship around.
2022 “greeted” San Antonio with a 129-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Little forward Keldon Johnson just couldn’t get things done, finishing with just six points on a 3-on-13 shot during his 29 minutes on the pitch.
Meanwhile, it may have taken some extra hours to finish the job, but Boston finally got the hoped-for result 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) as well as 11 boards.
The Spurs are expected to lose this next by 7.5. However, those who like to bet on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 12-5 ATS when they should be losing.
San Antonio’s loss brought them down to 14-22 while Boston’s victory brought them down to 18-19. Brown will be someone to watch after shooting 5-10 from beyond the arc and finishing with a double-double with 50 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday. Let’s see if he can build on that solid performance or if the San Antonio defense can stifle it.
How to watch
- When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Or: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts
- TV: Bally Sports – South West
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 20.38
The Celtics are a 7.5 point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the Celtics as the 8.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
San Antonio has won ten of its last 13 games against Boston.
- November 26, 2021 – San Antonio 96 vs. Boston 88
- April 30, 2021 – Boston 143 vs. San Antonio 140
- January 27, 2021 – San Antonio 110 vs. Boston 106
- January 08, 2020 – San Antonio 129 vs. Boston 114
- November 09, 2019 – Boston 135 v San Antonio 115
- March 24, 2019 – San Antonio 115 vs. Boston 96
- December 31, 2018 – San Antonio 120 vs. Boston 111
- December 08, 2017 – San Antonio 105 vs. Boston 102
- October 30, 2017 – Boston 108 v San Antonio 94
- December 14, 2016 – San Antonio 108 vs. Boston 101
- November 25, 2016 – San Antonio 109 v Boston 103
- December 05, 2015 – San Antonio 108 vs. Boston 105
- November 01, 2015 – San Antonio 95 vs. Boston 87
Boston injury report
- Brodric Thomas: Out (Back)
- Payton Pritchard: absent (Covid-19)
San Antonio injury report
- Doug McDermott: absent (Covid-19)
- Lonnie Walker IV: Out (Covid-19)
- Devontae Cacok: absent (Covid-19)
- Zach Collins: Out (ankle)