3rd Quarter Report
Fortunes might be reversing for the Spurs after losing 5 in a row. They have a little bit of a cushion as they presently lead the Trail Blazers 87-74.
If the Spurs keep playing like this, they’ll bump their record as much as 5-25 in no time. On the other hand, the Trail Blazers will need to make due with an 8-22 record unless they turn things around (and quickly).
San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers
Present Records: San Antonio 4-25, Portland 8-21
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Moda Center at the Rose Quarter — Portland, Oregon
- TELEVISION: Bally Sports – Southwest
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for totally free. Regional constraints might use.)
- Ticket Cost: $23.58
What to Know
The Spurs and the Trail Blazers are an even 5-5 versus one another considering that April of 2021, however not for long. The San Antonio Spurs will conclude 2023 with a trip to take on versus the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:00 p.m. ET on Thursday at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. The Spurs are wishing to put an end to an 11-game streak of away losses.
The Spurs took a trip a rocky roadway last season, and sadly for them the roadway hasn’t gotten any smoother. They fell 130-118 to Utah on Tuesday. The Spurs left to an early lead (up 15 with 3:20 left in the very first quarter), however unfortunately they weren’t able to preserve that momentum.
The Trail Blazers scored the most points they’ve had all season to discover success on Tuesday. They removed Sacramento 130-113. For those curious, yes, that was the greatest triumph the Trail Blazers have actually handled all season.
The Trail Blazers’ success was a real synergy, with lots of gamers kipping down strong efficiencies. Maybe the very best amongst them was Duop Reath, who scored 25 points in addition to 9 rebounds. As a matter of reality, that’s one of the most points Reath has actually scored all season.
San Antonio’s loss dropped their record to 4-25. When it comes to Portland, their success bumped their record as much as 8-21.
The Spurs are intending to beat the chances on Thursday, as the professionals believe they’re headed for a loss. This contest will be their 28th straight as the underdogs (up until now over this stretch they are 9-17-1 versus the spread).
The Spurs skirted past the Trail Blazers 129-127 in their previous match back in April. The rematch may be a little harder for the Spurs considering that the team will not have the home-court benefit this time around. We’ll see if the modification in location makes a distinction.
Portland is a 4-point favorite versus San Antonio, according to the current NBA chances.
The oddsmakers had a great feel for the line for this one,