The Spurs have looked like a completely different team since four positive coronavirus test results surfaced and put them on a ten-day basketball hiatus less than 24 hours after Valentine’s Day. San Antonio has lost 12 of their last 20 contests since then, including six of eight on their ongoing nine-game homestand. And with the second-toughest schedule remaining in the league, the good guys are in desperate need of a win.
Thankfully for the Silver and Black, the lottery-locked Cavaliers are their final opponent before leaving the AT&T Center for a five-game road trip that includes a miniseries with the Nuggets and a back-to-back beginning with the streaking Mavericks. Collin Sexton and crew present San Antonio with their most winnable matchup for at least another week, and unlike Cleveland, Gregg Popovich doesn’t appear interested in piling up losses.