Spurs will play their fifth game against the Utah Jazz at 1 ET. The Spurs is currently at 10th with a 29-38 (2-2) behind Memphis Grizzlies (32-37) and Portland Trail Blazers (31-38).
The Spurs are 2-0 against the Utah Jazz after 127-120 and 113-104 wins prior to the shutdown. But look at this injury report from Utah official Twitter account.
Jazz Injury Report: Mike Conley – OUT (right knee soreness) Rudy Gobert – OUT (rest) Donovan Mitchell – OUT (left peroneal strain) Royce O’Neale – OUT (right calf soreness) Nigel Williams-Goss – OUT (left ankle sprain) Joe Ingles – AVAILABLE (right foot soreness)
Four of their starters are out and two of the best players. The Spurs struggled against a big like Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic. The Jazz already secured a spot in the playoffs after a 43-25 now fourth in Western Conference. While the Spurs trying to make a postseason record for the 23 straight years.
For San Antonio Spurs, Bryn Forbes remains out.
Hopefully, the Spurs can take advantage of this injury to keep their playoffs hopes alive. But the main objective is to grow up together as a group to be ready for a long term project. Which they did so far, for Popovich records aren’t important to him.