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It’s time for basketball: Spurs vs. Pacers

Fresh of winning it for Pop, can the Spurs muster the same energy against the rebuilding Pacers?

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The Spurs finally did it — “it” being two things. Last night against the Utah Jazz, they accomplished one season-long goal: to get regular season win number 26 for them, which translated to Gregg Popovich’s record-breaking regular season win number 1,336. The other accomplishment was a first for this season: winning a game when entering the fourth quarter down, and it wasn’t exactly by a small margin. They were down to the Jazz by 10 entering the quarter, and that lead swelled to 15 before the Spurs mounted their comeback for their first win of its kind this season.

With all the excitement last night, and against a far superior team no less, the challenge the Spurs face tonight is bringing the same level of energy on a SEGABABA against an inferior Pacers squad — without Dejounte Murray, Jakob Poeltl, and Keldon Johnson There’s no longer the “win it for Pop” motivation, but being just one game behind the Pelicans (whom they already two wins over with two more matchups coming) for the 10th seed should be the new form of motivation. We’ll see if they have enough left juice tonight.

San Antonio Spurs (26-41) vs. Indiana Pacers (22-45)

March 12, 2022 | 7:00 PM CT

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