Portland plays conference foe San Antonio
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.
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).