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The Spurs are on a five game streak of solid play, where they have been avoiding stretches of ineptitude that take the team out of contention late. That hasn’t always translated into wins, but just having the Silver and Black competing for a win in the final minutes of the game is a giant step forward for a team that always seemed to fall apart towards the end of the game before the start of the 2024 calendar year. A lot of the improved competitiveness can be ascribed to making Tre Jones the starter at point guard, but the whole team also deserves credit for figuring things out and getting the ball to the correct player on time.
Today they face the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day, in the city where he lived during his prominence in the American civil rights movement. Moments like this are bigger than a game, but a game will be played today, and the Spurs will be looking for a win over the Hawks who are underperforming this season and looking to move some of their players. There are some rumors that the Spurs are interested in a reunion with Dejounte Murray, but like all trade rumors, it depends on what kind of return the Hawks would need to move him. My guess is that the Spurs aren’t going to be the winner of the bidding skirmish for his services. [To call it a war overestimates the enthusiasm of the enterprise.]
It’s a national TV game, so the whole country will get a good look at Victor Wembanyama again, who has been improving week by week as he figures out how to play in the NBA. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and you don’t want to miss it.
Dejounte Murray will take a lot of shots to try and impress the Spurs on the sidelines, but this attempt will be ruined by Wembanyama blocking most of them.
One final word:
Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!
San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks
January 15, 2024 | 2:30 PM CT
Streaming: TNT Overtime
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