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

San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs DeMar DeRozan (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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San Antonio Spurs Dejounte Murray (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
San Antonio Spurs Dejounte Murray (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

The Spurs finish the season 11-13 to give them a 35-37 record

Although it pains me to say it, I think the most likely scenario is that the Spurs will finish the season with a losing record. My heart says win, win, win! But my head says win, lose, win, lose, lose again, win, then lose.

I don’t expect the Spurs to play as badly as they have recently, but I don’t expect any significant changes to occur. I assume rotations will largely remain unchanged. Coach Popovich will continue to play veterans like Rudy Gay and Patty Mills heavy minutes instead of guys like Devin Vassell and Luka Samanic.

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In a situation like this, I most likely see the Spurs winning all of the games that I mentioned in the worst-case scenario section minus a random game, plus some additional wins against teams like the Nuggets, Mavericks, Trail Blazers, and Suns. The Spurs have many opportunities to play against good teams, so I expect them to beat a good team like the Nuggets or the Suns every once in a while.

This type of finish would probably put the Spurs around the 9-10 seed, where they would more than likely be bounced out of the play-in tournament by the Warriors, Mavs, or Grizzlies.

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Although this is my rational prediction, I would love nothing more than to see the Spurs tear it up the rest of the season and make their way into a competitive playoff series. Only time will tell.

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