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Spurs squeak past Celtics in Boston, 99-97 | Game Recap

San Antonio ends its four-game losing streak, boosted by 22 points from Dejounte Murray in his post-COVID return.

SAN ANTONIO — A tight road battle that saw its opponents never more than a few points apart on the scoreboard ended in a Spurs victory when San Antonio defeated the Celtics, 99-97, on Wednesday night. 

The win snaps a four-game losing skid for the Silver and Black, who improve to 15-22 on the season. 

Pregame

The San Antonio Spurs (14-22) will visit the Boston Celtics (18-19) Wednesday night as the Spurs continue their long 7-game road trip. The Spurs are 1-0 versus Boston this season and are currently on a four-game losing skid.

In the Spurs' previous game, the team lost to Toronto,129-104.

Jakob Poeltl led the team with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Devin Vassell finished with 15 points. Josh Primo had a career-high with 15 points off the bench. 

Before tipoff, Gregg Popovich confirmed that Dejounte Murray would return after missing five games in the health and safety protocols.

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Here are five things to watch for in Wednesday night's game:

1. Boston has won two-straight games at home and is 4-2 at home versus West teams.

2. Boston's Jayson Tatum is third in the NBA in total points scored (222) during fourth quarters this season.

3. Boston is 4-3 on the first game of a back-to-back.

4. The Spurs are 6-7 overall versus East teams this season and 2-3 versus East teams on the road.

5.  The Spurs are 2-4 on the second game of a back-to-back.

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