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The Spurs’ shooting was as cold as the weather last night in New Orleans, but they improved enough over the course of the game to make things interesting before CJ McCollum put the game away by going nuclear in the final quarter. They will have to have a better start tonight and play better defense tonight to win on the road against super-rookie Paolo Banchero and the talented Magic. Orlando’s overall record isn’t that much better than the Spurs, but they are 8-9 at home and could even up their record in the Amway Center with a victory over the Spurs tonight.
Blake Wesley could return to action tonight after missing most of the season so far, bring some needed help to the point guard position, which Tre Jones has been handling pretty much single-handedly for the last couple of months. Speaking of single-handedness, everyone’s favorite one-handed free throw shooter, Jeremy Sochan, had his best offensive game of his career last night, and it will be interesting to see if he can follow up that red-hot performance with another breakout offensive game. Tonight’s game will be worth watching just to see how Jeremy can continue to adapt to the pro game. It’s really looking like the Spurs made the right pick at the #9 spot this year.
Having mastered one-handed free throws using his right arm, Sochan will switch to using his left side at halftime.
One final word:
Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!
San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic
December 23, 2022 | 6:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
TV: Bally Sports Southwest, SA
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