Spurs face Boston on Monday, try to rebound from two straight losses

Tip-off set for 6:30 p.m. on NBATV, Fox Sports Southwest

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili gets a shot off between Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) and center Kelly Olynyk (41) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili gets a shot off between Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) and center Kelly Olynyk (41) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs look to bounce back from two straight losses and close out their four-game road trip with a positive showing against the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

Tip-off between the Spurs and Celtics takes place at 6:30 p.m. on NBATV and Fox Sports Southwest.

On Sunday, guard Victor Oladipo's 3-point make with just over 10 seconds left completed a comeback for Indiana and gave the Pacers the 97-94 victory over San Antonio.

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LaMarcus Aldridge once again led the Spurs in scoring and finished with 26 points and eight rebounds. Pau Gasol added 17 points and was the only other Spurs player with more than 10 in the loss.

Poor shooting has plagued the team in recent games as the Spurs shot 32-percent against Indiana and only 17-percent against Orlando on their three-point attempts.

San Antonio continues to wait on the return of MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard and starter Tony Parker, both of whom are rehabilitating from quadriceps injuries.

The new-look Boston Celtics have won four straight games following two losses to open their year in the wake of free agent signee Gordon Hayward's leg injury.

The team last played on Saturday defeating the Miami Heat 96-90.

The Celtics made major changes to their roster this past offseason after winning the Eastern Conference's number one seed a year ago.

In addition to the signing of Hayward the team traded away fan favorite point guard Isaiah Thomas to acquire Cleveland's Kyrie Irving. In the deal, the team had to part with starting forward Jae Crowder and then had to trade Avery Bradley in a separate deal due to salary cap concerns.

In their place the team drafted former Duke forward Jayson Tatum and now starts former lottery pick Jaylen Brown, two young players with extremely high upside.

The duo have begun the season by each averaging 15 points per game -- two of five players overall for the team that average double figures.

The Spurs will also be getting a look at former Spur Aaron Baynes, who is a new addition to Boston after playing with Detroit last season.

San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich still remains only one victory shy of matching Phil Jackson for sixth-most in NBA history. 

The Spurs will be trying for their 11th straight win in the series and seventh straight in Boston. Last year San Antonio won on the road 109-103 and then again at home 108-101.

Following their game with the Celtics the Spurs head home to face the Golden State Warriors on Thursday in a highly-anticipated matchup that will be aired on TNT. 


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