The San Antonio Spurs will continue their road trip this evening in a battle against the number one seed Portland Trailblazers. The Trailblazers were red hot before a loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their last game on Saturday. The Spurs on the other hand will seek their seventh win of the season after their blowout loss against the Golden State Warriors.
How To Watch Spurs vs. Trailblazers
Start Time: 9 PM CDT
Location: Moda Center – Portland, Oregon
TV: Bally Sports Southwest (local)
The San Antonio Spurs are currently ranked at the number 12 spot in the Western Conference, while their counterpart is sitting at the number one spot with nine wins and four losses. This will be San Antonio’s first back-to-back in their five-game road stretch.
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San Antonio Spurs vs. Trailblazers Injury Report
Barlow, Dominick Out G League – On Assignment
Branham, Malaki Out Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprain
Collins, Zach Out Injury/Illness – Left Fibula; Non-Displaced Head Fracture
Jones, Tre Questionable Injury/Illness – Stomach Illness
Langford, Romeo Out Health and Safety Protocols
Wesley, Blake Out Injury/Illness – Left MCL; Sprain
Johnson, Keon Questionable Injury/Illness – Left Hip; Pointer Nurkic, Jusuf Questionable Injury/Illness – Right Adductor; Soreness
Payton II, Gary Out Return to Competition Reconditioning
Sarr, Olivier Out Injury/Illness – Right Wrist; Sprain
Winslow, Justise Questionable Injury/Illness – Illness; Non-Covid
Via NBA injury report as of 5:30 PM Eastern Time.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Trailblazers Odds
Odds provided by BetMGM.
Moneyline: Spurs +260 l Warriors -350
Spread: Spurs +8.5
Odds are subject to change
With San Antonio coming off of the blowout loss to Steph Curry and company, Spurs fans were quick to notice just how much of an impact point guard Tre Jones has been for this team. Jones will likely be a game-time decision tonight, so we can expect similar rotations to last night.
Keldon Johnson was the scoring leader for the Spurs in San Francisco with 15. However, this is nearly 8 points shy of his 2022-23 season average. Not far behind were Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan and Keita Bates-Diop who dropped 12 points a piece. The Spurs will need to see a push from their rising star Devin Vassell who posted just six points in their last outing.
The Portland Trailblazers look to bounce back from their 117-112 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks. Forward Jerami Grant had a monster night posting 37 points and shooting at 59.1% from the floor. If the Spurs want to stop the number one ranked contender, they will need to limit another big performance from Grant, and contain NBA superstar Damian Lillard.
What is your prediction of this Spurs vs. Trailblazers matchup?