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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 12/12/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore




CLEVELAND (5 - 19) at SAN ANTONIO (9 - 14)
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Thursday, 12/12/2019 8:35 PM
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526SAN ANTONIO-10-11.5
CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games5-19-10.59-1310-14102.648.943.4%51.7113.257.849.2%52.1
Road Games2-9-54-65-699.846.942.0%50.7113.757.549.0%56.8
Last 5 Games0-5-51-42-394.645.242.6%49.4117.461.652.9%50.8
CLEVELAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)102.648.938-8843.4%11-3233.4%16-2176.2%521121177153
vs opponents surrendering107.653.739-8844.7%12-3335.0%17-2375.5%531023217145
Team Stats (Road Games)99.846.937-8842.0%10-3230.9%16-2176.2%511019187152
Stats Against (All Games)113.257.844-8949.2%12-3238.2%13-1776.2%521026208137
vs opponents averaging110.855.540-8845.7%12-3435.9%18-2376.2%551024218145
Stats Against (Road Games)113.757.544-9049.0%12-3137.1%14-1971.5%571225209147

SAN ANTONIO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games9-14-10.95-1712-9111.754.346.5%53.7115.455.846.8%53.3
Home Games7-6-3.13-106-6112.853.545.6%56.8114.556.845.2%53.8
Last 5 Games3-2+2.42-32-3109.252.443.3%54.8115.854.843.2%61.6
SAN ANTONIO Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)111.754.342-9146.5%9-2635.3%18-2378.0%541125197136
vs opponents surrendering111.355.841-8945.6%12-3335.9%18-2477.2%541024218145
Team Stats (Home Games)112.853.542-9345.6%9-2735.5%18-2379.4%571127196146
Stats Against (All Games)115.455.843-9146.8%12-3337.9%18-2278.8%531026217135
vs opponents averaging111.155.741-8945.5%12-3435.3%18-2377.0%541024228145
Stats Against (Home Games)114.556.842-9345.2%12-3436.2%18-2281.1%54925217126
Average power rating of opponents played: CLEVELAND 95.3,  SAN ANTONIO 95.7
CLEVELAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/8/2019@ WASHINGTON113-100W5W233U41-9045.6%531245-9646.9%5418
11/10/2019@ NEW YORK108-87W2.5W213U36-8243.9%491431-8636.0%6421
11/12/2019@ PHILADELPHIA97-98L11W219U38-8644.2%531340-8944.9%5114
11/18/2019@ NEW YORK105-123L5.5L210O36-7647.4%561944-9844.9%607
11/20/2019@ MIAMI100-124L9.5L213O37-8742.5%391941-7852.6%5823
11/22/2019@ DALLAS101-143L10.5L221O37-8643.0%391058-10058.0%565
12/7/2019@ PHILADELPHIA94-141L10.5L215O36-9637.5%461757-9063.3%588
12/9/2019@ BOSTON88-110L13L216U36-9139.6%571845-7857.7%4418
12/12/2019@ SAN ANTONIO              
12/14/2019@ MILWAUKEE              
12/16/2019@ TORONTO              
12/27/2019@ BOSTON              
12/28/2019@ MINNESOTA              

SAN ANTONIO - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
11/3/2019LA LAKERS96-103L1L217U33-8339.8%551742-8748.3%5118
11/5/2019@ ATLANTA100-108L-6L223U38-9141.8%511543-9047.8%6118
11/7/2019OKLAHOMA CITY121-112W-4.5W211.5O51-9454.3%521342-8052.5%3613
11/13/2019@ MINNESOTA114-129L1.5L229.5O44-9048.9%481145-9149.5%5610
11/15/2019@ ORLANDO109-111L2T212.5O45-8950.6%491136-8741.4%5710
11/18/2019@ DALLAS110-117L4.5L224.5O44-9645.8%54942-8450.0%4913
11/20/2019@ WASHINGTON132-138L-2L237.5O49-9352.7%481254-9258.7%4417
11/22/2019@ PHILADELPHIA104-115L7L219P43-8550.6%371146-8951.7%5815
11/23/2019@ NEW YORK111-104W-2.5W216.5U40-7553.3%572240-9343.0%4611
11/25/2019LA LAKERS104-114L4.5L222.5U41-8846.6%521344-8949.4%499
11/29/2019LA CLIPPERS107-97W5W224U40-9343.0%54936-9239.1%5614
12/1/2019@ DETROIT98-132L2.5L217O36-8840.9%38852-8859.1%5815
12/14/2019@ PHOENIX              
12/16/2019@ HOUSTON              
12/21/2019LA CLIPPERS              
12/23/2019@ MEMPHIS              
12/26/2019@ DALLAS              
COACH: John Beilein (first season).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Collin Sexton (16.7 ppg), G Darius Garland (Rookie), F Cedi Osman (13.0 ppg), F Kevin Love (17.0 ppg, 22 games), Tristan Thompson (10.9 ppg, 10.2 rpg).
KEY LOSSES: F Channing Frye, G J.R. Smith.
KEY ADDITIONS: Beilein, Garland, C/F John Henson, G Kevin Porter Jr., G Dylan Windler.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Garland could accelerate the Cavs' rebuilding project. Before a left knee injury cut short his freshman season at Vanderbilt, the 6-foot-2 playmaker was ranked as the top player in his class, ahead of even Zion Williamson. His pairing with Sexton gives Cleveland a young, dynamic backcourt drawing comparisons to Portland's duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Sexton's growth as a rookie was extraordinary, and it will be interesting to see how he blends with Garland, who is more of a traditional point guard. Love's future, which is always in question, could hinge on how quickly the team's youngsters bloom. If the Cavs get the right offer, Love could be traded despite his hopes to stay with Cleveland.
OUTLOOK: Beilein's forte in college was player development and the former Michigan coach appears to be an ideal fit for Cleveland's youth movement. He'll push the Cavs and make sure they play hard, and Love and Thompson will give the squad invaluable leadership. Injuries have sidetracked Love the past few seasons, but the 31-year-old feels physically refreshed and is committed to showing his young teammates what it takes. It's going to be another long season in Cleveland, but there appears to be a promising future.
SAN ANTONIO: LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost 4-3 to Denver in Western Conference first round.
COACH: Gregg Popovich (24th season, 1245-575).
PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Dejounte Murray (missed last season with knee injury), G Bryn Forbes (11.8 ppg), G DeMar DeRozan (21.2), F LaMarcus Aldridge (21.3), C Jakob Poeltl (5.5).
KEY ADDITIONS: F DeMarre Carroll, F Trey Lyles, G/F Keldon Johnson, F Luka Samanic
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DeRozan spent most of last season processing a trade that unexpectedly sent him to the Spurs and away from the Toronto Raptors, the franchise he pledged his devotion to ' then watched them win a title. Murray's injury also forced DeRozan to become the team's main distributor for the first time in his career. DeRozan set a career high with 6.2 assists per game but also had his second-lowest scoring average in six seasons. Murray is back and spent the offseason sending video of specific plays to show the 30-year-old guard how he could help him score more easily.
OUTLOOK: The Spurs continue to get younger and faster while trying to maintain their veteran presence and corporate knowledge. The latter received a huge boost with the addition of Hall of Famer Tim Duncan as an assistant coach. Duncan's knowledge of the Spurs' system, work ethic and camaraderie should help the team's development as it attempts to an establish an identity separate from but similar to the Big Three era spearheaded by Duncan that led to five NBA championships. Murray's return along with the return of White, expected emergence of Lonnie Walker IV and addition of Carroll should make the Spurs among the best wing defenses in the league.
Spurs aim to extend win streak vs. hapless Cavs

The San Antonio Spurs are on a roll -- well, kind of a roll -- after winning back-to-back games last week for the first time since October.

And after five days off, they will be looking to continue that momentum when they host the travel-weary Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

The Spurs are coming off a come-from-behind, 105-104 overtime win at home against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, when Dejounte Murray hit a 16-foot jumper with 29 seconds left for the game-winner. San Antonio trailed by nine points with less than two minutes to go in regulation.

In the previous game, San Antonio beat the Houston Rockets 135-133 in double-overtime, rallying from an eight-point deficit with 1:37 left in regulation.

The Spurs have captured consecutive games for the first time since starting the season 3-0. They are 6-14 since then and lost eight straight at one point, the longest such streak in the Gregg Popovich era in San Antonio.

"It is the best way for us to understand how we need to close our games," San Antonio forward DeMar DeRozan said of the two comeback wins. "Our mistakes caused us to be in a hole, but we have to fight back so hard. For the most part, as long as we get the win, that's all that matters."

Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge returned against the Kings after missing two games with a thigh injury, and he finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds. DeRozan also had a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and he dished out a game-high seven assists.

Meanwhile, the Cavaliers were set to fly into San Antonio in the wee hours of Thursday morning on the heels of a 116-110 home loss to Houston on Wednesday. It was Cleveland's eighth consecutive setback and 14th loss in the past 15 games.

Kevin Porter Jr. paced the Cavaliers on Wednesday with 24 points, with Collin Sexton scoring 18, Kevin Love adding 17 points and 11 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson pumping in 17 points, and Tristan Thompson and Darius Garland contributing 11 points each.

In a season of struggles for the Cavaliers, one player, Thompson, has been the rock on which the team can rely. There never has been any question about how hard Thompson plays, and his production has increased this season as he's been needed to do more. The 28-year-old center is averaging a career-high 13.7 points, and he is grabbing 10 rebounds per game, just off his career high of 10.2, set last season.

"Tristan does it every night," Cleveland coach John Beilein told the Plain Dealer about Thompson's effort and heart. "You think about how many touches he gets compared to how many times he goes after the backboard. He's giving us everything he's got."

Thompson, who is from the Toronto area, played a year in college at Texas, winning the Big 12 freshman of the year honors in 2010-11 before heading to the NBA.

Cleveland owns the third-worst record in the league. The Thursday contest is the first on a three-game road trip for the Cavaliers, who will also visit Milwaukee on Saturday and Toronto on Monday.

The Spurs have won their past six meetings with the Cavaliers.

--Field Level Media

Last Updated: 8/8/2020 2:45:16 PM EST

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