Boston Celtics (10-9, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (4-13, 13th in the Western Conference)

San Antonio; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: San Antonio aims to end its six-game slide when the Spurs play Boston.

The Spurs have gone 2-6 in home games. San Antonio is second in the league with 27.8 assists per game. Dejounte Murray leads the Spurs averaging 8.2.

The Celtics are 5-5 in road games. Boston is sixth in the NBA with 46.8 rebounds per game led by Robert Williams III averaging 9.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Murray is averaging 18.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 2.1 steals for the Spurs. Devin Vassell is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for San Antonio.

Jayson Tatum is shooting 40.6% and averaging 25.2 points for the Celtics. Grant Williams is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Spurs: 2-8, averaging 105.4 points, 43.2 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 8.7 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.1 points per game.

Celtics: 6-4, averaging 106.9 points, 47.0 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.1 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 102.7 points.

INJURIES: Spurs: Doug McDermott: day to day (knee), Zach Collins: out (ankle).

Celtics: Josh Richardson: out (illness), Robert Williams III: out (illness).


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

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