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The Spurs, without Victor Wembanyama, had a terrible start in Milwaukee against the Bucks, falling behind from the start of the game. The Bucks went on cruise control after the first quarter, and the Spurs made the score more respectable, but never really threatened, as the Bucks would turn up their intensity on both ends whenever the score got close, and ended up winning the game 132-119.
The Bulls, who beat the Spurs 121-112 on December 8 in San Antonio, aren’t as scary offensively as the Bucks, but with DeMar DeRozan, they always have someone available to take the clutch shots. The slower pace of Chicago’s offense should be easier for San Antonio’s sluggish defensive rotations to handle than the Bucks, but it’s still going to be a tough night if Victor Wembanyama doesn’t have a spectacular night.
The good news is that Victor Wembanyama is expected to return to the lineup tonight, and the Silver and Black has been learning how to utilize the tall rookie on both ends of the floor as the season unfolds. It’s going to be another night to watch for subtle improvements in individual players, and as always, to hope that the stars align for another rare San Antonio win. Let’s watch and find out!
DeMar DeRozan will draw multiple fouls after he picks up his dribble. Some day, Victor will learn not to jump at shot fakes, but today will not be that day.
One final word:
Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!
San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls
December 21, 2023 | 7:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass, Bally Sports
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
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