NBA Basketball

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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
LA Clippers 22 25 33 14 94
San Antonio 21 35 29 16 101
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5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 PM CT23:30 , January 15, 2022
AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas  Attendance: 13,223

Spurs' Dejounte Murray hopes to extend hot streak vs. Clippers

According to STATS
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Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs

  1. This will be the third matchup between the Clippers and Spurs this season, but the first in San Antonio. The Clippers have won the last three meetings at the Spurs, their longest winning streak in San Antonio all-time.
  2. The Clippers are averaging just 95.8 points per game over its last five contests, tied for the team's fewest points in a five-game span this season (also 95.8 over a span in November).
  3. Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr. combined to go 2-for-15 from three against New Orleans. Seven players this season have seen their three-point percentage decrease by at least 10.0 percent from last season, including both Jackson and Morris Sr. (minimum 100 attempts in each season).
  4. The Clippers had only one starter (Marcus Morris Sr., 12) score more than six points in their 113-89 loss to the Pelicans. It was only the second time in the last five seasons that the Clippers had four starters with six or fewer points (also in January 2020).

The Los Angeles Clippers will be rested and ready when they square off against the struggling San Antonio Spurs on Saturday in the Alamo City.

The Clippers head to San Antonio for the finale of a two-game road trip after a 113-89 loss at New Orleans on Thursday. Los Angeles, which has dropped four of its past six outings, played without Paul George (elbow) for the 11th straight game.

Terance Mann scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Clippers against the Pelicans. Marcus Morris Sr. had 12 points but was the only Los Angeles starter to reach double figures in scoring. The Clippers fell behind by 23 points in the second quarter and just didn't have the firepower to mount a serious comeback.

"Everybody's in good spirits," Mann said. "We know that every game is not going to be easy, and we're going to use these games as practice. So, you know, we'll definitely learn something from this game and apply it to the next one."

Reserves Serge Ibaka, Xavier Moon and Brandon Boston Jr. added 10 points apiece for the Clippers on Thursday.

"They looked slow -- looked pretty old tonight and just didn't have a lot of pop," Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said of his starters after the loss. "That happens. We tried everything, I thought our young guys came in and played well and kind of cut the lead and gave us the opportunity to get into the game. But with our starters, from start to finish, they really took advantage of us."

The Spurs will be looking to rebound from back-to-back close losses at home, the most recent a 114-109 setback against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Dejounte Murray led the Spurs with 30 points and 14 rebounds, giving him consecutive outings with 30-plus points for the first time in his career.

Keldon Johnson added 18 points, Bryn Forbes had 15, Lonnie Walker IV scored 11 and Devin Vassell scored 10 points for San Antonio, which has dropped five straight games. Jakob Poeltl had 12 rebounds for the Spurs.

San Antonio missed seven straight shots from the floor and three free throws over a pivotal five-minute span in the game's final stretch.

"(Cleveland's) size has been a problem for everybody all year," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said after defeat. "They scored 35 points in the first quarter, and they did it by getting in the paint."

San Antonio has dropped the first two contests of its seven-game homestand and is just 7-12 on its home court this season. The Spurs played Friday without Derrick White and Tre Jones because of COVID health and safety protocol. Doug McDermott played for the first time in 2022 after missing seven games because of the NBA's protocol.

The Saturday game will be the third and final meeting between the teams this season. The first two contests were in Los Angeles, with the Clippers winning 106-92 on Nov. 16 and San Antonio earning a 116-92 victory on Dec. 20.

--Field Level Media

Updated January 15, 2022

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