The San Antonio Spurs will be looking for the close out with a sweep when they face the injury riddled LA Lakers in game four of their best of seven NBA playoff series in a pro basketball game on Sunday night. Tip off time from Staples Center in Los Angeles is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT TV.
The betting odds from game four of this NBA playoff series has the road team San Antonio Spurs favored by -9 ½ points with an over under line of 189 ½ points. There has been no movement in this NBA line since the odds were released a few hours ago.
The San Antonio Spurs takes a commanding 3-0 lead in this best of seven series after a game three 120-89 blowout victory against the LA Lakers as a -6 point betting favorite. The game landed over 184 ½ points.
The Spurs took an eleven point lead at the half and outscored LA 65-45 in the second half. San Antonio enjoyed a 61.2% shooting performance and connected on 5 of 16 from beyond the arc. They crushed the Lakers on the glass by a 49-35 margin. Tim Duncan led San Antonio with 26 points and nine rebounds as he made 12 of his 16 shots. Tony Parker in 27 minutes of work contributed with 20 points and seven assists by making 9 of 14 from the floor. The Spurs have held the Lakers to 91 points or less in all three games of this NBA playoff series. The Spurs rank fifth in the NBA in all four key offensive categories. They make 48.1% of their shots good for second in the NBA.
The Lakers shot 43.2% from the floor and made a miserable 4 of 20 from three plus missed 10 of 25 free throws. They played without injured Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Steve Blake. Center Dwight Howard led the Lakers with 25 points and 11 boards as he made 9 of his 16 shots. Darius Morris chipped in with 24 points on 9 of 15 shooting. The Lakers have struggled on the defensive end all season long. They rank 22nd in the league in points allowed at 101 points surrendered per game. LA has not broken 100 points a game in the five games without Kobe Bryant in the lineup. They have averaged 89.8 points a game during Kobe’s recent absence from the lineup.