San Antonio plays Chicago on 3-game home skid

January 27, 2022 GMT

Chicago Bulls (30-17, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (18-31, 12th in the Western Conference)

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

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio takes on Chicago looking to break its three-game home slide.

The Spurs are 9-16 on their home court. San Antonio leads the league with 27.8 assists per game led by Dejounte Murray averaging 9.1.

The Bulls are 13-11 on the road. Chicago ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference giving up just 108.6 points while holding opponents to 46.1% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Keldon Johnson averages 1.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Spurs, scoring 15.0 points while shooting 44.2% from beyond the arc. Murray is averaging 19.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 9.1 assists and two steals over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Lonzo Ball is averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals for the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.4 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.


LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 3-7, averaging 111.0 points, 46.4 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 6.5 steals and 6.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points per game.

Bulls: 4-6, averaging 108.3 points, 43.3 rebounds, 25.5 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.3 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Keita Bates-Diop: out (health and safety protocols).

Bulls: Patrick Williams: out (left wrist), Derrick Jones Jr.: out (finger), Alex Caruso: out (wrist), Lonzo Ball: out (knee).


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