After an extremely rough loss to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, the San Antonio Spurs will be looking to get on track against another young ball club that, like them, has shown promise throughout the first half of their schedule, but they are trending in opposite directions heading towards the All-Star break.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are much better than anyone could have anticipated this season. The Las Vegas Oddsmakers had Cleveland winning just 26 games this year, and they’re already just two games away from that mark.

As for the Spurs, they’ve been impressive as an offensive unit yet are significantly underperforming on the defensive end. With COVID-19 also running its course across the roster over the last few weeks, it seems as though something is always waiting to knock them down a few notches right when they start gaining traction. With players gradually returning — Doug McDermott has been ruled available and Derrick White upgraded to questionable — the Spurs must do everything in their power to build some momentum and take advantage of the rest of their seven-game homestand.

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