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San Antonio Spurs: Injury report vs. Thunder upgrades Pau Gasol

By Rob Wolkenbrod
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 8: Pau Gasol #16 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 8, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 8: Pau Gasol #16 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on January 8, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The San Antonio Spurs will travel to Oklahoma City, to face the Thunder. Who will miss this game?

The San Antonio Spurs battled and lost a fourth-quarter lead to the Golden State Warriors Thursday night. This was a lost opportunity to keep ground in the Western Conference before this road trip brought another potential playoff team to the plate. This time, it will be the Oklahoma City Thunder, who sit at No. 7 in the standings and tied in games back from the No. 1 spot, which remains out of reach.

No injuries occurred vs. the Warriors, which was a win for the Silver and Black. However, the official injury report still features ailing players, ones who may not play Saturday night.

Pau Gasol (right AC sprain) is “questionable” to play vs. the Thunder. He hurt his right shoulder in Monday’s game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, and did not play at Golden State.

Kawhi Leonard’s road to recovery continues, but will not culminate against Russell Westbrook, Paul George and company. There’s still no word on when the Spurs can expect their superstar back.

Pau Gasol (right AC sprain) is questionable for tomorrow’s Spurs-Thunder game. Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management) is out. pic.twitter.com/jv79HSky1t

— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 9, 2018

However, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reported Gasol is “50/50” to play.

#Spurs vs #Thunder injury report … Gasol told @ExpressNews last night he’s about 50/50 to play vs OKC. Wants to, but has to make sure he can handle the pain pic.twitter.com/O8c6vT7ill

— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) March 9, 2018

With a schedule that will only see playoff-bound teams for the rest of the season, it goes without saying that San Antonio needs to get healthy. That means Gasol’s return, Leonard’s long-awaited comeback and luck to keep the roster intact. Just 17 games remain, including Saturday’s primetime matchup, and with the conference as tight as its been this season, the Spurs need a full roster.

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Game time is at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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