Predicting the Spurs' 2022-23 season results month-by-month

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March: 6-9

The Spurs start March off hot, beating the Pacers and Rockets at home. It’s good to end the road trip, as they actually win two straight. The Spurs then head to Houston and make it three wins in a row! The magic doesn’t last forever, as the Spurs then lose a home game to Denver.

The Spurs should easily beat the Thunder at home, then lose to Orlando. By this point, the Magic should start to put things together. It doesn’t get easier, as the Mavericks and Grizzlies come to town, beating them easily.

March 19th brings maybe the biggest game of the season. Dejounte Murray comes back to San Antonio. Will fans boo and leer? Or will they cheer for the Spurs’ best player last year? It could be a mix of both, but after losing on the road to Atlanta in February, I think the Spurs win this one thanks to the home fans.

The Spurs then go on a mini road trip and lose all four games to the Pelicans, Bucks, Wizards, and Celtics. All of those teams have the potential to be quite good, and the Spurs do not. The Spurs host the Jazz and Warriors and manage to beat Utah, but Steph Curry will prove to be too much. 

April: 1-4

At this point, the Spurs want to lose games to increase their lottery odds. Pop will mouth off to refs, getting himself ejected, and Jakob Poeltl might not play a single minute. Welcome to the show, Mr. Sochan! 

The Spurs lose on the road to the Kings and Suns but beat the Blazers in San Antonio. It is the last win of the year, as the Spurs go on to lose to the Wolves and Mavericks to end the season. 

Final record: 29-53

29-53 would place the Spurs well in the lottery in 2022 but won't be enough to snag the first overall pick. Maybe in 2023 fewer teams will tank, but with a massive prize in the draft, that might not be the case.

29 wins is a lot more than Bleacher Report thinks, and Vegas currently has the Spurs over/under at 23.5, tied for worst in the league. Granted, I’m a Spurs fan on a Spurs blog, and as much as I want them to tank, it’s hard for me to predict that they will lose to teams like Houston and Sacramento.

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The Vegas total seems more reasonable based on the direction the team is heading, but a 29-win season would be the fourth-worst in franchise history and the worst since 1997.