clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Rockets vs Spurs Gamethread

New, comments

Hello, Dracula.

Houston Rockets v Sacramento Kings
Rivers, as was prophesied.
Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images

The Rockets play their interstate rival San Antonio Spurs in the bubble, in Florida, in a big home date for the Spurs. It seems like the bubble games were front loaded with interesting matchups. Certainly in the case of the Rockets, who started off with a tough lineup of foes, and now seem to be coasting in, more or less indifferent to a #4 or #5 seed.

The tendency over the years has been for the Rockets to look at the Spurs as NBA title contenders, or at least a solid playoff team. Not so this year, as the Spurs currently, despite a decent run in the Restart Bubble, hold a 31-38 record. They are in danger of missing a record 23rd consecutive playoff berth.

Take a moment and pour one out for the level of consistent excellent displayed for more than two decades by the Spurs. That means constant playoffs despite almost no high picks. Of course, about two decades of Tim Duncan probably helped.

That said, it doesn’t seem like the Spurs are going to make it to the play in game this year. Portland and Phoenix are playing good basketball, and the Spurs’ Derrick White suffered an injury after playing well in The Bubble.

But, like Dracula, the Spurs aren’t dead until you cut off their head, stake their heart, burn the body, and scatter the ashes upon the ocean. Next year starts sooner than everyone thinks, mostly likely.

Also, I think it would be funnier if I was Fake Chris Paul. Just saying.

Poll

Spurs to continue their playoff streak?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Yes. The Children of The Night, what beautiful music they make.
    (15 votes)
  • 27%
    No. The curse shall be broken! The sunlight will consume them!
    (10 votes)
  • 30%
    Houston, Dallas, not San Antonio. Seems weird.
    (11 votes)
36 votes total Vote Now