San Antonio Spurs (7-6, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (8-5, fifth in the Western Conference) Portland; Monday, 3 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Dejounte Murray and the San Antonio Spurs visit Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday. Portland went 35-39 overall and 21-15 at home a season ago. The Trail Blazers gave up 116.1 points per game while committing 21.7 fouls last season. San Antonio finished 32-39 overall and 20-23 in Western Conference play in the 2019-20 season. The Spurs averaged 114.1 points per game last season, 19 from the free throw line and 32.1 from beyond the arc. The teams match up Monday for the first time this season. INJURIES: Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: out (wrist), CJ Elleby: out (foot), Zach Collins: out (ankle). Spurs: Keita Bates-Diop: day to day (upper respiratory infection), Drew Eubanks: day to day (health and safety protocols), Luka Samanic: day to day (illness), Quinndary Weatherspoon: out (knee), Derrick White: out (toe). ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press
Harden and Kevin Durant combined for more than half of Brooklyn’s points.
The Spurs defeated the Rockets, 103-91. DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Spurs with 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Christian Wood tallied 24 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Rockets in the losing effort. The Spurs improve to 7-6 on the season, while the Rockets fall to 4-7.