The San Antonio Spurs are picking up pieces after trailing by 36 points against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
Indeed, the Nets are the hottest team in the league, with a 12-game winning streak, and the team’s outlook could soften the blow.
Despite the loss, Sports Illustrated’s outlook for the Spurs hasn’t changed much over the past week. SI ranked Spurs his 27th in the latest power rankings for the second week in a row.
“San Antonio went 1-3 in a string of games, with the Spurs’ only win coming against the Knicks, where Keldon Johnson posted one of last week’s two 30-point performances,” SI wrote. “Johnson also scored 22 points in San Antonio’s loss to the Nets on Monday to open the 23rd. As a team, we’re two games behind the Rockets.”
The Spurs’ only win in their last four games came against the New York Knicks, and San Antonio is looking to sweep them and the season series at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. , back-to-back games against the Detroit Pistons (Friday) and the Boston Celtics (Saturday) before hitting the road again to face the Memphis Grizzlies (Monday).
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