Spurs: Best, worst, and likeliest scenario to end the season

By Caelan Ducommun
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The San Antonio Spurs finish out the season 18-6 to end up with a 42-30 record

Although an 18-6 finish might be a huge reach when looking at how the Spurs are playing right now, it’s certainly not impossible.

As much as I’d like to say that the Spurs’ best-case scenario would be to go 24-0 the rest of the way, we have to be somewhat reasonable and predict some losses. When taking a look at the two-game miniseries’ that the Spurs have against the Nuggets, Jazz, and Phoenix, I think the Spurs can go 1-1 in each of these, giving them a total of three losses.

In addition to this, I don’t see the Spurs beating the 76ers at home or the Nets in Brooklyn, putting them at a total of five losses so far. The last defeat that I predict in a best-case scenario would be another loss to the Suns.

To go 18-6, the Spurs would need to pick up big wins against the Bucks, Trail Blazers, and Heat. Additionally, In my best case prediction, I can see the Spurs going on a 7-game winning streak when they play Indiana, Miami, Detroit, New Orleans, Washington, Miami again, and Boston.

Finishing 42-30 should put the Spurs into contention of getting out of the play-in tournament and hopefully into a competitive playoff series. However, if it does not, 42-30 should at least keep them out of the 9-10 range.

To clarify, winning this many games is probably the least likely thing to happen for the Spurs, but it’s never a bad idea to get your hopes up for probable disappointment.

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