If the San Antonio Spurs are looking for time off to nurse nagging injuries, they won’t be getting that anytime soon. Sunday evening’s matchup with the Washington Wizards will tip off a slate of five games in seven nights that includes two back-to-backs to bookend the week.
After reaching an 8-6 mark with a dominant victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, the Spurs allowed over 120 points to both the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks in a pair of humbling losses heading into week six.
As usual, the Western Conference is an absolute logjam, with seeds four through 10 all being within one game of each other as of Sunday afternoon. With their floor leader in Dejounte Murray expected to return Sunday after twisting his ankle against Dallas, the San Antonio Spurs will need to take advantage of two non-contending teams early on.
The Good and the Bad for the San Antonio Spurs
While the Spurs will be starting the week against two teams currently struggling, there’s never a comfortable night for his team. They’ve consistently played down to their competition, not to mention the fact that they’re currently 0-2 this season on the second night of a back-to-back.
San Antonio will play host for four of the five games this week, but the competition only improves as it goes on. First up will be a date with the team that’s been the most decimated by COVID-19 in the league.