Game Preview: Warriors at Spurs – 01/02/22

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DUBS SOUTHWEST BACK-TO-BACK
The Warriors’ two legs in Texas continue with the second straight game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. Tuesday’s road game will be the second of four meetings between the two clubs in the 2021-22 campaign, with the Dubs suffering a 112-107 loss to Spurs on December 4. Closing out their ninth straight set of the season, the Warriors 38-13 retain the NBA’s best defensive rating (102.9).

LAST TIME OUT
The Dubs opened their straight set with a 122-108 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday night. Complete recap of the game

MATCHUP AT A GLANCE

GSW SAS
38-13 19-32
2nd West 11th West
PTS: 110.4 (12th) PTS: 111.3 (9th)
REC: 46.6 (3rd) REC: 45.9 (6th)
ASD: 27.5 (2nd) ASD: 27.9 (1st)

PREVIOUS MATCH STARTERS

GSW: Stephen Curry, Moses Moody, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Kevon Looney

SAS: Tre Jones, Devin Vassell, Drew Eubanks, Doug McDermott and Keldon Johnson

INJURY NOTES AND LIST

GSW: Nemanja Bjelica (back spasms), Otto Porter Jr. (left foo injury management) Andre Iguodala (left hip injury management) are TBD. Draymond Green (left LF-S1 disc injury recovery), Quinndary Weatherspoon (G League) and James Wiseman (right knee meniscus repair) are absent. Team notes

SAS: To be determined. Team notes

POOLE PRODUCTION
Jordan Poole has come off the bench in six of the last 10 games, averaging 15.1 points per game. The third-year guard ranks third on the team in points (16.6 ppg) and second in 3-pointers (111). Over the past six games, Poole has averaged 16.5 points per game, shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 47.1 from 3-point range while going 17-for-17 from the charity strip. Among league leaders, Poole ranks first in free throw percentage (91.3).

TEAM LEADERS

GSW SAS
PTS: Curry (26.0) PTS: Murray (19.4)
REC: Green (7.6) CER: Poeltl (9.1)
AST: Green (7.4) AST: Murray (9.1)

SAN ANTONIO SCOUTING REPORT
The 19-32 San Antonio Spurs sit 11th in the West after suffering a recent loss to the top-seeded Suns. San Antonio forward Doug McDermott posted a team-high 24 points in the feat, shooting 9-for-15 from the field and 6-for-9 from 3-point range. Lonnie Walker IV recorded 22 points and five rebounds off the bench while guard Tre Jones added 15 points and nine assists. Spurs top scorer DeJounte Murray missed the game through injury. Center Jakob Poeltl recorded a team-best 9.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, with the Spurs big man averaging 13.2 points in the 2021-22 season.

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