Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers will welcome the San Antonio Spurs to the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter for an NBA game on Monday. The Blazers lost 112-121 in their last game over the Lakers. Anfernee Simons had 31 points for the Blazers, who have lost three straight. Damian Lillard added 24 points and 10 assists.
Portland was struggling, with wins in just two of the last nine games. The Blazers were coming off a 105-95 loss to the 76ers on Thursday. “Right now, we’re just not getting it done,” Lillard said when asked if the Blazers should try to deal before the trade deadline. “I do want to win. I don’t think it’s a secret that I want to win. And I think we’ve got to do whatever we need to do to be in a position to win.”
After Lillard made free throws, Dennis Schroder’s 3-pointer put Los Angeles up by five again. Bryant’s dunk gave the Lakers a 114-107 lead with 2:23 left and they held off Portland for the win. Despite the rivalry, the mood was somber at times at the Moda Center following the death on Saturday of longtime broadcaster Bill Schonely who coined the expression “Rip City!” Schonely was 93.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs on the other hand lost 126-131 against the Clippers in their last game. Keldon Johnson had 23 points for San Antonio, which has lost nine of 11. Josh Richardson added 17 points, Zach Collins had a season-high 17 and Jeremy Sochan had 16. “He was great,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “He’s one of the finest players in the league. We are talking about the very top of the list – he’s with those guys.”
San Antonio did not have an individual answer for Leonard but responded by shooting 57% from the field and 54% on 3-pointers to go along with 34 assists. Leonard and George played together for just the third time in January. Leonard put on a show on the court where he won NBA Finals MVP in 2014 with the Spurs. After losing 15 pounds, Leonard looked spry and had three thunderous dunks.
Portland Trail Blazers: Jerami Grant, Josh Hart, Jusuf Nurkić, Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simons
San Antonio Spurs: Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, Jakob Poeltl, Tre Jones, Romeo Langford
Portland Trail Blazers: Justise Winslow
San Antonio Spurs: Devin Vassell
Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs Schedule
The game between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs will take place at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter on Monday, January 23 at 10:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the Portland Trail Blazers vs San Antonio Spurs?
The match between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs will be telecast live on Bally Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest, Root Sports Northwest.
|Country||Channel||Date and Time|
|United States||Bally Sports Southwest, Fox Sports Southwest, Root Sports Northwest.||January 23 (10:00 PM ET)|
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