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It’s time for Basketball: Spurs at Trail Blazers

The Spurs are in Portland for the first night of a back to back

2023 NBA Summer League - San Antonio Spurs v Portland Trail Blazers Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

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This is one of the few teams this season that the Spurs play a team that’s almost as bad as they are, and with Victor Wembanyama available for tonight’s game, this is probably the best chance for another Spurs win in 2023. They play the Blazers again tomorrow night, but Pop has already said that Victor will not play both games in a back to back, so that seems like a more difficult project than tonight’s game.

The Spurs will have to play more than one half of good basketball, which they haven’t done since they took down a short-handed Lakers squad 129-115 on December 15. The Spurs should be pretty much at full strength, and the Trail Blazers have been extremely inconsistent this year, so if the bad Blazers show up tonight the Spurs can pull off a minor upset in Rip City (also known as Stumptown*) as long as the worse Spurs can avoid their customary third quarter appearance. Tonight would be a nice night for Devin Vassell to have a big offensive night, and for Keldon to score a ton of points off the banch. It would also be nice to see Victor have a dominant performance after he seemed a little winded on Tuesday night after missing significant time with a bad ankle.

It’s a late game, so be sure to have some hot coffee available for the second half, and stay up for a big win for the Silver and Black. Let’s go Spurs!

Game Prediction:

Blake Wesley will outplay Scoot Henderson.

One final word:

Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!

San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers
December 28, 2023 | 9:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass, Bally Sports
TV: Bally Sports Southwest

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* Sung to the tune of Camptown Races:
Stumptown blazers sing this song, Doo-dah! doo-dah! ... gonna play all night, gonna play all day ...