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It’s time for Basketball: Spurs at Trail Blazers

With nine games left, the Spurs need wins to contend for a play-in spot

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

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The Trail Blazers are in full tank mode this season, but they are still a dangerous opponent for the Silver and Black. Only one half game back in the standings, they could move past the Spurs tonight for 11th place in the west with a win. If the Spurs win, they can move a bit closer to the Pelicans and Lakers, setting up an important matchup on Saturday afternoon in New Orleans, where the Spurs can make up a game on the 10th place Pelicans for the final play-in spot.

In a weird scheduling twist, four of the last nine games will be televised on CW 35, which isn’t carried by my streaming provider, but is available over the air in Austin and San Antonio. I always enjoy watching games on the antenna, where I can be ahead of the game thread. Tune in tonight, and don’t touch that dial!

Game Prediction:

Jusuf Nurkic will knock Jakob Poeltl’s phone out of his hand in the pregame warmups.

Right place, right time
Keldon put it back in
Now it’s late nighttime
It’s no time for slackin’

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
March 23, 2022 | 9:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
TV: CW 35

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