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It’s time for Basketball: Spurs vs Hawks

Dejounte Murray returns to San Antonio tonight, wearing an opponent’s uniform

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

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The Spurs are at home tonight, with three days rest, facing a team that’s been struggling and is on a two game losing streak. For the Hawks, this is a good time to straighten out the trajectory of their early season by facing a team that’s provided very little resistance on defense and generally falls flat in third quarters.

Hopefully, having a few days off will help the Spurs end their current losing streak at an even dozen, because they are not too far off of the franchise record for consecutive losses that they could equal next week against the Bulls.

Tonight the Spurs face the Hawks talented backcourt of Dejounte Murray and Trae Young, who have turned out to be an effective duo despite concerns about the fit between their games. As it turns out, their skillsets are complementary, but the rest of the team is not holding up their end, especially with Jalen Johnson out with a wrist injury. This will be a great opportunity for the Spurs to finally end their losing streak, or it just might end up as another night where a struggling opponent gets back into rhythm by taking advantage of the well-known weaknesses of the Silver and Black.

Victor Wembanyama has been playing really well lately, and tonight is a chance for him to dominate in the paint. While the team has been struggling during the loss streak, there have been signs of improvement, and tonight might be the night where that improvement results in a win. Let’s hope so, I’m tired of losing, and since I’m writing the recap tonight, I’m really hoping for a winning story, instead of another ‘look for the silver lining’ take on the Spurs progress. Read the Final Score article that comes out right after the game to see how it plays out.

Game Prediction:

Keldon Johnson will miss at least one three point shot because he was blinded by the glare off of Trae Young’s bald spot.

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks
November 30, 2023 | 7:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
TV: Bally Sports Southwest

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