With 13 games in the next 3 weeks, every game will count towards the San Antonio Spurs’ quest to make the playoffs this year. Positioning for the play-in tournament will depend on the Silver and Black getting as many wins as possible, especially against teams that are struggling. The Washington Wizards are not struggling at the moment, having won their last 8 games to force their way into the East’s playin tournament picture, but they are playing a SEGABABA. Can the Spurs continued to play like the second best road team in the league and take care of business?
San Antonio Spurs (30-29) @ Washington Wizards (27-33)
April 26, 2021 | 6:00 PM CST
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Spurs Injuries: Trey Lyles (Out — Ankle), Rudy Gay (Day to Day — Back)
Wizards Injuries: Rui Hachimura (Out – Kneecap), Deni Avdija (Out – Ankle)
What to Watch For
- Bradley Beal has been on a roll, averaging 31.1 points per game. Scott Brooks has called him unstoppable. But one thing the young guns on the Spurs have been showing is defensive athleticism. Either Derrick White or Dejounte Murray are going to have to play lockdown defense to keep Beal from going off on the Spurs. If they can contain him, then 2nd option Russell Westbrook will feel like he has to take the game all on his shoulders, which can sometimes make it easier to throw off his game.