It is the second game of the 2022-23 regular season with a rebuilding San Antonio Spurs team. Friday night, a fully healthy silver and black team hit the road for the first time against an eastern confernce team in a Spurs vs. Pacers matchup.
After a 129-102 blow out against the Charlotte hornets. The visiting Spurs will look to improve to a 1-1 record with their first regular season game on the road. With a full rebuild in motion, we can see how we fare against a 34-38 team in the prior season.
How to watch the Spurs vs. Pacers
- When: Friday, October 21st, 2022
- Start Time: 6 PM CT
- Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
- How to Watch: Bally Sports Southwest
- Radio: WOAI 1200AM
- Moneyline: Indiana -130, Spurs +110
- Total: 232.5
- Spread: Indiana -2
The San Antonio Spurs went 1-2 last year against the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs finished with a 33-39 season while the pacers were nearly in the same boat with just one more win. However, this time around will be without young superstar Dejounte Murray.
Spurs vs. Pacers Preview
In the home opener, the San Antonio Spurs tanked against a Lamelo Ball-less Hornets team, losing by nearly 30 points. Keldon Johnson lead the charge with a double-double and a team high of 20 points. Not to far behind were starters Jakob Poeltl and Tre Jones.
In this game, we have a fully healthy roster. The Pacers on the other hand will have 2 game time decisions in Daniel Theis, and Chris Duarte while Myles Turner is out with a sprained ankle.
The Pacers lost their season opener by 7 points against the Washington Wizards 114-107. The Spurs will need to contain the young 22 year-old Guard Tyrese Haliburton, who put up 28 points against the Wizards.
A Long Year Lies Ahead For A Young Team
With the Spurs likely projected to be at the bottom of the table, the expierence will serve great for the young San Antonio team.
The team is so young in fact that we have more teenagers in the Spurs organization than UTSA. 19 year-old Josh Primo will look to add a spark off the bench, along with our not so young veterans in Gorgui Dieng, and Doug McDermott.
Average age of the team:
San Antonio Spurs – 23.81
UTSA Men’s Basketball – 21.02
The Spurs have FIVE teenagers on the roster. The University of Texas at San Antonio has THREE.
— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) October 18, 2022
What is your prediction for the Spurs vs. Pacers game? Be sure to follow up tonight in our game-recap against the Pacers.