When does the regular season end for the San Antonio Spurs?
The San Antonio Spurs are no longer playing for anything but self-pride and lottery positioning after being officially eliminated from the playoffs earlier this month. With the third-worst record (19-52) in the league and the best odds of landing the number-one overall pick, fans are probably wondering when the regular season will come to a merciful end for their favorite team so they can reload through the 2023 NBA Draft and free agency.
Gregg Popovich and crew will visit the Dallas Mavericks on April 9 for the final game of their 2022-23 schedule. The Silver and Black have dropped seven consecutive contests against their Southwest Division adversaries. They will be looking to avenge a gut-wrenching overtime defeat that saw them blow a nine-point fourth-quarter lead as both shorthanded squads relied on hodgepodge lineups to push them past the finish line.
The postseason is roughly three weeks from kicking off, but we still have 11 games until the good guys head to an early vacation. With that in mind, here's a short overview of when and where those matchups will happen.
Spurs Remaining Regular Season Schedule
Tue, Mar. 21 @ New Orleans Pelicans at 7:00 PM CT
Wed, Mar. 22 @ Milwaukee Bucks at 7:00 PM CT
Fri, Mar. 24 @ Washington Wizards at 6:00 PM CT
Sun, Mar. 26 @ Boston Celtics at 5:00 PM CT
Wed, Mar. 29 vs. Utah Jazz at 7:00 PM CT
Fri, Mar. 31@ Golden State Warriors at 9:00 PM CT
Sun, Apr. 2 @ Sacramento Kings at 5:00 PM CT
Tue, Apr. 4 @ Phoenix Suns at 9:00 PM CT
Thu, Apr. 6 vs. Portland Trail Blazers at 7:00 PM CT
Sat, Apr. 8 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at 3:00 PM CT
Sun, Apr. 9 @ Dallas Mavericks at 2:30 PM CT
While the Spurs have three home games left this season, their tilts versus the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves will be at the Moody Center in Austin for their special I-35 Series. That means San Antonio only has one more matchup at the AT&T Center before turning the page on an 82-game campaign defined by nagging injuries and thrilling player development.
Everyone else they will encounter is jockeying for playoff seeding or play-in tournament contention, which could make for a brutal homestretch. But as this young roster showed the Hawks on Sunday, no one should enter a meeting with the Spurs expecting an automatic win. If you take this team lightly, they have the talent to make you pay the price.