Tue, Feb 16, 2021
By The Associated Press
San Antonio Spurs (16-11, sixth in the Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (10-19, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will try to stop its eight-game skid when the Cavaliers take on San Antonio.
The Cavaliers are 7-7 on their home court. Cleveland has the league's worst offense averaging just 103.9 points per game.
The Spurs are 9-3 on the road. San Antonio is eighth in the Western Conference giving up just 111.5 points while holding opponents to 47% shooting.
The Cavaliers and Spurs match up Wednesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cedi Osman leads the Cavaliers averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers, and is scoring 11.5 points per game while shooting 34.1% from beyond the arc. Darius Garland is averaging 16.6 points and 5.6 assists over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
DeMar DeRozan leads the Spurs averaging 6.9 assists while scoring 19.8 points per game. Jakob Poeltl is averaging 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 points per game over the last 10 games for San Antonio.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 1-9, averaging 103.4 points, 43.8 rebounds, 22.3 assists, 5.8 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.3 points on 51.0% shooting.
Spurs: 7-3, averaging 110.8 points, 43.6 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.2 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.9 points on 47.7% shooting.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Larry Nance Jr.: out (finger), Taurean Prince: out (ankle), Dylan Windler: out (knee), Matthew Dellavedova: out (concussion), Andre Drummond: out (not with team), Kevin Love: out (calf).
Spurs: Quinndary Weatherspoon: day to day (health and safety protocols), LaMarcus Aldridge: out (hip).