Through 3 Quarters
Both the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers have kept the scorekeepers busy with 201 between them three quarters in. The Spurs have unwrapped a big 107-94 lead against Los Angeles.
San Antonio has been relying on small forward Keita Bates-Diop, who has 21 points along with six boards, and shooting guard Derrick White, who has 18 points and six assists in addition to two blocks.
The Lakers have been led by small forward LeBron James, who so far has 33 points and four assists in addition to seven rebounds. LBJ’s night has made it three games in a row with at least 31 points.
San Antonio @ Los Angeles
Current Records: San Antonio 12-18; Los Angeles 16-16
What to Know
The Los Angeles Lakers will play host again and welcome the San Antonio Spurs to Staples Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. San Antonio will be strutting in after a victory while the Lakers will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The game between Los Angeles and the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday was not particularly close, with Los Angeles falling 108-90. Small forward Talen Horton-Tucker had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: he finished with only three points on 1-for-13 shooting in his 31 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, San Antonio was expected to lose against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. Everything went San Antonio’s way against Los Angeles as they made off with a 116-92 win. The contest was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point San Antonio had established a 92-65 advantage. It was another big night for their point guard Dejounte Murray, who posted a triple-double on 24 points, 13 assists, and 12 rebounds.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Lakers are expected to win a tight contest. Their home court has been no bettor’s paradise, though, as they’ve failed to beat the spread in 12 of their 18 home games.
Los Angeles was able to grind out a solid win over San Antonio in the teams’ previous meeting last month, winning 114-106. Will Los Angeles repeat their success, or do the Spurs have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ETWhere: Staples Center — Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: Bally Sports – SouthwestOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $64.00
The Lakers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Spurs, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Los Angeles have won 12 out of their last 23 games against San Antonio.
Nov 14, 2021 – Los Angeles 114 vs. San Antonio 106Oct 26, 2021 – Los Angeles 125 vs. San Antonio 121Jan 07, 2021 – San Antonio 118 vs. Los Angeles 109Jan 01, 2021 – Los Angeles 109 vs. San Antonio 103Dec 30, 2020 – Los Angeles 121 vs. San Antonio 107Feb 04, 2020 – Los Angeles 129 vs. San Antonio 102Nov 25, 2019 – Los Angeles 114 vs. San Antonio 104Nov 03, 2019 – Los Angeles 103 vs. San Antonio 96Dec 07, 2018 – San Antonio 133 vs. Los Angeles 120Dec 05, 2018 – Los Angeles 121 vs. San Antonio 113Oct 27, 2018 – San Antonio 110 vs. Los Angeles 106Oct 22, 2018 – San Antonio 143 vs. Los Angeles 142Apr 04, 2018 – Los Angeles 122 vs. San Antonio 112Mar 03, 2018 – Los Angeles 116 vs. San Antonio 112Jan 11, 2018 – Los Angeles 93 vs. San Antonio 81Apr 05, 2017 – Los Angeles 102 vs. San Antonio 95Feb 26, 2017 – San Antonio 119 vs. Los Angeles 98Jan 12, 2017 – San Antonio 134 vs. Los Angeles 94Nov 18, 2016 – San Antonio 116 vs. Los Angeles 107Feb 19, 2016 – San Antonio 119 vs. Los Angeles 113Feb 06, 2016 – San Antonio 106 vs. Los Angeles 102Jan 22, 2016 – San Antonio 108 vs. Los Angeles 95Dec 11, 2015 – San Antonio 109 vs. Los Angeles 87
Injury Report for Los Angeles
LeBron James: Game-Time Decision (Abdomen)Avery Bradley: Out (Covid-19)Austin Reaves: Out (Covid-19)Malik Monk: Out (Covid-19)Kent Bazemore: Out (Covid-19)Trevor Ariza: Out (Covid-19)Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)Anthony Davis: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for San Antonio
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)