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Portland plays conference foe San Antonio

March 22, 2022 GMT

San Antonio Spurs (28-44, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (27-44, 12th in the Western Conference)

Portland, Oregon; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs take on Anfernee Simons and the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

The Trail Blazers are 11-30 against Western Conference opponents. Portland averages 13.3 turnovers per game and is 12-16 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Spurs are 18-24 in Western Conference play. San Antonio has a 13-29 record against teams over .500.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The Spurs won 114-83 in the last matchup on Dec. 3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Simons is scoring 17.3 points per game with 2.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Trail Blazers. Brandon Williams is averaging 17.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while shooting 41.1% over the past 10 games for Portland.

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Murray is averaging 20.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 9.3 assists and 2.1 steals for the Spurs. Keldon Johnson is averaging 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 46.1% over the past 10 games for San Antonio.

LAST 10 GAMES: Trail Blazers: 2-8, averaging 105.5 points, 41.0 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 8.3 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points per game.

Spurs: 4-6, averaging 112.4 points, 44.8 rebounds, 26.2 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 118.9 points.

INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Nassir Little: out for season (shoulder), Jusuf Nurkic: out (foot), Didi Louzada: out (kne), Damian Lillard: out for season (abdominal), Eric Bledsoe: out (achilles), Anfernee Simons: out (knee), Joe Ingles: out for season (knee).

Spurs: Romeo Langford: day to day (hamstring), Lonnie Walker IV: day to day (back), Keita Bates-Diop: day to day (back), Doug McDermott: out for season (ankle).

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