In Spurscast episode 689, Spurscast host Paul Garcia and Project Spurs director of digital content Joe Garcia discuss:
- The end of the franchise record 16-game losing streak
- Injury updates for the team
- Blake Wesley’s first 18 games
Spurscast Topic Breakdown
The end of the franchise record 16-game losing streak
The San Antonio Spurs ended their franchise-record 16-game losing streak Tuesday with an eight-point victory on the road at Utah. The Spurs also won their first game on the Rodeo Road Trip, finishing the trip 1-8 overall. Lastly, the Spurs ended their double-digit deficit losing streak. They’re now 1-44 when trailing by 10 or more points in a game this season.
Injury updates for the team
There’s a strong chance Devin Vassell returns to the court Thursday against the Indiana Pacers, with the team listing him as probable to play in the game. Vassell has missed the last two months of the season with a left knee injury, with his last game being on January 2.
The Spurs though might be without two of their lead playmakers, with Malaki Branham and Keldon Johnson both getting injured in the game Tuesday against Utah.
Blake Wesley’s first 18 games
Though he’s only played in 18 games during his rookie season, Blake Wesley has stood out on the defensive end with his ability to anticipate and collect steals, deflect the ball from opponents, and rebound the ball on the defensive end at a high rate compared to other combo guards in the league.
With the injuries to Tre Jones and Branham, there could be a chance for Wesley to see increased minutes.