The San Antonio Spurs are headed to the second annual NBA Playin Event because the West’s Tenth seed and will probably be taking up the ninth seeded Memphis Grizzlies on the street, who misplaced to the Golden State Warriors in a tie-breaking match-up in the present day. The sport will probably be on Wednesday at 6:30 PM CT on ESPN. Having Monday and Tuesday off will symbolize the Spurs’ first two-day break for the reason that All-Star Break.
Right here’s how the playin event works. It contains the Seventh-Tenth seeds of every convention, and within the West’s case that’s both the Los Angeles Lakers or Portland Path Blazers at Seventh, which will probably be decided later tonight, and the Warriors in eighth, adopted by the aforementioned Grizzlies and Spurs. The Warriors will play the Seventh seed on Tuesday, and the winner of that recreation will earn the Seventh seed and is within the playoffs. The loser of the Spurs vs. Grizzlies recreation will probably be completed for the season, whereas the winner will play the loser of Warriors vs. Seventh seed. The winner of that recreation will advance to the playoffs because the eighth seed and can face the Utah Jazz within the first spherical.
Like the remainder of this season, it gained’t be a straightforward street for the Spurs, particularly with out Derrick White, however they stated all the suitable issues after the common season finale. They know they’re the underdog and plan on enjoying like they don’t have anything to lose, and that’s when they’re at their greatest: once they place assured and unfastened. Plus, a recent begin and a brand new goal would possibly do that squad some good after concluding the season with a 2-10 end following White’s season-ending harm, albeit towards a brutal schedule.
The Spurs went 1-2 towards the Grizzlies this season, successful the season-opener in Memphis 133-119 however dropping each video games of a house mini-series in late January/early February. Neither group ever confronted one another at full power, though the Grizzlies are wholesome at this level, whereas the Spurs are removed from it. Once more, the loser’s season will probably be over, the winner will survive one other day.