Portland takes on San Antonio on 6-game skid

April 2, 2022 GMT

Portland Trail Blazers (27-50, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (32-45, 10th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Portland aims to stop its six-game skid with a win over San Antonio.

The Spurs are 22-25 in Western Conference games. San Antonio leads the Western Conference with 28.0 assists per game led by Dejounte Murray averaging 9.3.

The Trail Blazers have gone 11-36 against Western Conference opponents. Portland is 12-18 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 13.5 turnovers per game.

The teams play for the fourth time this season. The Spurs won the last meeting 130-111 on April 2. Devin Vassell scored 22 points points to help lead the Spurs to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Keldon Johnson averages 2.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Spurs, scoring 16.7 points while shooting 40.2% from beyond the arc. Murray is shooting 45.7% and averaging 25.1 points over the past 10 games for San Antonio.

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Anfernee Simons is shooting 40.5% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Trail Blazers, while averaging 17.3 points and 3.9 assists. Drew Eubanks is shooting 67.3% and averaging 17.0 points over the past 10 games for Portland.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 6-4, averaging 117.4 points, 45.9 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 7.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.2 points per game.

Trail Blazers: 1-9, averaging 108.7 points, 41.9 rebounds, 25.2 assists, 10.1 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 125.4 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Romeo Langford: out (hamstring), Dejounte Murray: day to day (illness), Doug McDermott: out for season (ankle).

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Josh Hart: out (knee), Jusuf Nurkic: out for season (foot), Damian Lillard: out for season (abdominal), Trendon Watford: out (knee), Eric Bledsoe: out for season (achilles), Anfernee Simons: out for season (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee), Justise Winslow: day to day (calf).

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