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It’s time for Basketball: Spurs at Pelicans

The Spurs face the Pelicans in a must-win scenario

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Sometimes I think about the shoe I saw on the expressway in Jacksonville. I didn’t see it until the last moment, and I tried to swerve a bit to miss it, but I caught it when the edge of my left front tire, and it went flying. I lost sight of it when it was about 30 feet in the air, and I have no idea what happened to it. Who loses a shoe on a controlled access highway? Where did it go? Did I change someone’s life forever with a shoe descending from the sky? I’ll probably never know.

Sometimes small incidents can have huge consequences down the road. The Spurs are living out the consequences of Zaza Pachulia’s unsafe closeout in 2017, which led to all sorts of unpredictable consequences, eventually landing the Silver and Black today in New Orleans in a fight for the final play-in spot of the 2022 NBA playoffs. Do the Spurs pull off an upset win and remain in contention, or do the surging Pelicans close the door, and give the Spurs a few more ping pong balls in the draft? Whatever happens, it will be fun to watch, so let’s go Spurs!

Game Prediction:

A shoe will fall out of the sky and land at halfcourt during the game.

A win to remain in contention
Or a loss for more tankage
Necessity is the mother of invention
And the father is courage

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans
March 26, 2022 | 4:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
TV: Bally Sports SW

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