The San Antonio Spurs won a much needed game against the Portland Trail Blazers, but still must fight for a postseason spot.
Even with Sunday’s victory against the Portland Trail Blazers, the San Antonio Spurs did not secure a postseason spot in the Western Conference. There’s still a cluster of teams between No. 4 and 9, with the Spurs in the midst of it and in a three-way tie for the No. 5 seed.
How does everything look on April 8, though? Let’s take a look:
- Houston Rockets: 64-16
- Golden State Warriors: 57-23, 7 GB
- Portland Trail Blazers: 48-32, 16 GB
- Utah Jazz: 46-33, 17.5
- New Orleans Pelicans: 46-34, 18 GB
- San Antonio Spurs: 46-34, 18 GB
- Oklahoma City Thunder: 46-34, 18 GB
- Minnesota Timberwolves: 45-35, 19 GB
- Denver Nuggets: 45-35, 19 GB
At 42-38 and three games back of the No. 8 Timberwolves, the Los Angeles Clippers are out of the mix. However, a five-game winning streak from the Nuggets put them in a tie for the final seed in the West. That’s not only detrimental to the Timberwolves but places the Spurs in another precarious position for their second-to-last game.
So, when the Silver and Black face the Sacramento Kings on Monday, it makes it another must-win scenario. A loss can put them on the outside looking in. The same goes for the Pelicans and Thunder who are also in the mix and won their most recent games.
Can San Antonio pull off another win and get into the postseason? Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, will determine this against the Kings, in the final home game of the season. Plenty of success has been found at the AT&T Center, so will it continue?