Portland meets San Antonio in 5-game slide | NBA

By | March 31, 2022

Portland Trail Blazers (27-49, 13th Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (31-45, 11th Western Conference)

San Antonio; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland is looking to end its five-game losing streak with a win over San Antonio.

The Spurs are 21-25 in Western Conference games. San Antonio ranks sixth in the league with 11.3 offensive rebounds per game, led by Jakob Poeltl and averaging 4.0 offensive boards.

The Trail Blazers are 11-35 in conference play. Portland has a 1-5 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The teams will compete against each other for the third time this season. The Spurs won the last matchup on March 24, 133-96. Dejounte Murray scored 28 points to lead the Spurs to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Murray averages 21.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.3 assists and two steals for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson has averaged 20.6 points in his last 10 games for San Antonio.

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Anfernee Simons averaged 3.1 points per game for the Trail Blazers and scored 17.3 points while shooting 40.5% from beyond the arc. Drew Eubanks has averaged 69.8% and 17.3 points in his last 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 6-4, averaging 114.8 points, 46.9 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.2% from the field. Your opponents averaged 115.3 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 108.9 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.0 assists, 9.3 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 124.6 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Romeo Langford: out (hamstring), Doug McDermott: out for season (ankle).

Trail Blazers: Greg Brown III: Day to Day (eye), Nassir Little: Off for the Season (shoulder), Josh Hart: Off (knee), Jusuf Nurkic: Off for the Season (foot), Didi Louzada: Day to Day (knee), Damian Lillard: out of season (stomach), Trendon Watford: out of season (knee), Eric Bledsoe: out of season (Achilles), Anfernee Simons: out of season (knee), Joe Ingles: out of season (knee), Justise Winslow: out (calf ).

The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.

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