San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson, left, is congratulated by teammate Devontae Cacok, after making the winning basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Sunday, March 20, 2022.
As the Spurs hit a sudden late-season stride with four straight wins, the Los Angeles Lakers tumbled out of their No. 10 spot in the Western Conference standings. If the NBA playoffs started today, the Spurs would be in the play-in tournament and the Lakers would be watching from home.
The Spurs edged out the Houston Rockets, 123-120, on Monday, March 28. The Dallas Mavericks helped push the Spurs ahead, defeating the Lakers, 128-110, on Tuesday, March 29, in what was a shellacking for most of the game.
On Wednesday, March 30, the Spurs will host the Memphis Grizzlies. The game gives them the opportunity to extend their four-game winning streak and add some padding to their conference standing. The Spurs and Grizzlies have met three other times this season. The Spurs lost each game, allowing the Grizzlies to score 118 points.
This time, the Grizz will be playing without star point guard Ja Morant. Morant, who scored a career-high 52 points
The Lakers will try digging themselves out of their hole on Thursday, March 31 against the Utah Jazz and Friday, April 1 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans have one less game in the loss column against the Lakers.
Chris Haynes, an NBA on TNT reporter, says LeBron James is expected to miss Thursday’s game and Anthony Davis is eyeing a Friday return.
While basketball fans are waiting to see how the post-season picture develops, Spurs fans are
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Spurs taking over the last play in spot like pic.twitter.com/7CtuNmDCot
*’go spurs go’ intensifies* pic.twitter.com/2rPh0xf0rm
The Spurs (in a rebuilding year) are ahead of the Lakers in the standings with 2 weeks left in the season pic.twitter.com/bvsoOdr2iQ
I love it here 😇 #PorVida https://t.co/LK3Mi8jMjE
if it’s the spurs who keep the lakers out of the playoffs ?‘??‘??‘??‘??‘??‘??‘??‘?
Madalyn Mendoza is a proud Alamo City native. Keep up with her work and puro San Antonio happenings on Twitter, @MaddySkye.