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It’s time for San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets

With a win tonight, the Spurs could wrap up a spot in the play-in tournament

Brooklyn Nets v San Antonio Spurs Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images

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The Spurs are in Brooklyn tonight for the first game of a subway series with the NBA teams from the greatest city in the world, OK, maybe second greatest after the Alamo City. Tomorrow, they can get on the #2 line and take the subway directly to Madison Square Garden (exit Penn Station) to face the Knicks, but they’ll probably ride the team bus. Tonight they’re in the Barclay Center to face the Nets, who were in Chicago last night, defeating the Bulls 115-107. Tonight marks the possible return to action of James Harden, who has been out of action with a hamstring injury for an extended period. Kyrie Irving took a hard hit late in the Bulls game, but he isn’t listed on the injury report, so this may be one of the few times this year that all three superstars for the Nets have been on the court at the same time.

Meanwhile, the Spurs are coming off their best win of the season, blowing out the Milwaukee Bucks in San Antonio. I don’t know if the hot shooting and free-flowing offense of Monday night is sustainable, but in my mind, it is. The Nets are improving on defense, but wide open shots should be available all night for Lonnie Walker IV, Rudy Gay and Dejounte Murray. If they hit their shots and limit Harden, this could be a good night for the Spurs to pick up a win and punch their ticket for the play-ins. (Or is is a subway token?)

James Harden? I remember that guy.

Harden was ready for the final shot, and James’s shooting was hot, but he didn’t see a looming Manu, who blocked it and a win did ensue!

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets
May 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass

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