Week 22 in Review

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Spurs 93 – Rockets 109

For their 3rd loss in a row, the Spurs fell 109-93 to the Houston Rockets Monday night. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, Bryn Forbes and Derrick White led the way for San Antonio with 14 each. Rudy Gay followed with 13.

Spurs 108 – Magic 72

Snapping their 3-game losing streak, LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Spurs with 24 points and seven rebounds to begin their 6-game homestand. Patty Mills had 13.

Spurs 98 – Pelicans 93

Despite losing a double-digit lead late in the game, the Spurs, led by LaMarcus Aldridge’s 25 points and Dejounte Murray’s 18 and 12 rebounds, held onto the win in San Antonio, Thursday night.

Spurs 117 – Timberwolves 101

Led once again by LaMarcus Aldridge who had 39 points on 14-for-22 shooting and 10 rebounds, the Spurs pushed past the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday night in San Antonio. Although five other Spurs scores in double digits, none of them broke the 15 point mark.

Week in Review

Week 22 saw the Spurs falling to 10th place in the tight Western Conference only to win three straight and get back up to the 5th seed by the week’s end. After their win Saturday night, the Spurs are tied with Minnesota with 40 wins and 30 losses.

Despite their moving into 7th place now, the Spurs have no room to relax as the 5th through 8th seed in the Western Conference are only separated by half a game. Still, the Spurs have their work cut out for them in this home stretch of the 2017-2018 regular season as they still have to face the Golden State Warriors, OKC Thunder, Houston Rockets, and the Portland Trailblazers.

Now on a 3-game win streak, the Spurs should have some confidence going into Monday’s game against the Golden State Warriors. Led by a consistent LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs have a good shot of getting a win against the injury-ridden Warriors who will be without Klay Thomson, Kevin Durant, and possibly Steph Curry and Omri Casspi.

With the Spurs currently in playoff contention, the thought of Kawhi Leonard returning gives hope for a Spurs playoff run. However, with the season winding down, and no definite return timeline from Leonard, his return seems highly unlikely at such a late point in the season.

Looking Forward

Going into week 23, the Spurs will start off against the second-seed Golden State Warriors who are currently suffering from many injuries on Monday night in San Antonio. The Spurs will also host the Wizards Wednesday and the Jazz Friday before heading to Milwaukee to go up against the Bucks on Sunday night.

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