Breaking Down San Antonio Spurs 2015-16 Schedule

By George Middleton

February 20, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs center

Boris Diaw

(33) dribbles the basketball against Golden State Warriors forward

Draymond Green

(23) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 110-99. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs begin their 2015-16 season with an incredibly difficult game, as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on the road. The game will be fun to watch for a few reasons. It will be the debut of LaMarcus Aldridge and David West on the Spurs. Everyone will be anxious to see how Kevin Durant looks after a few foot surgeries.

The next 10 games consist of a bunch of easy games. The most difficult game is at Washington. The Spurs play Portland (twice), New York, Denver, Boston, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Sacramento. The Spurs should win those games, strange things happen but they’re not games they should be too concerned about.

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Things get difficult to close the month of November, as they take on a string of playoff bound teams. The Spurs will have a stretch in which they face Atlanta, Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Phoenix, and Dallas. Phoenix and Dallas are borderline playoff teams, but they are small tests regardless.

In December, the Spurs have some easier opponents like Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota, Denver, and Utah. The difficult games in the month will be against Memphis, Toronto, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, and Houston.

January is a pretty light month as the Spurs have 13 games in the month. The Spurs face Cleveland (twice) Houston (twice), and Golden State, other than that things are pretty manageable. The Spurs have some laughers against the Lakers, Pistons, Nets, and Knicks.

In the short month of February the Spurs have 12 games. They play the Lakers (twice), Magic (twice), and the Kings. Difficult games in the month will be against the Heat, Clippers, Pelicans, and Rockets.

Their last full month of regular season action is in March. Early on in the month things will be easy for the Spurs. The Spurs take on the Pistons, Pacers, Kings, and the Timberwolves

The Spurs final 17 games in late March and early April will be hard. The Spurs only have a few easy games against the Trail Blazers, Hornets, and the Nuggets. The other games will be against teams fighting for playoff seeding. The Spurs take on the Thunder (twice), Grizzlies (twice), Warriors (3 times), and Heat.

It’s important for the Spurs to have home-court nearly locked up before the final stretch.

Despite this incredibly difficult stretch to end the season, the Spurs should finish as a top-3 seed in the West. Don’t worry Spurs fans, at least for now.

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