Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors – Game #65

The San Antonio Spurs will try to beat the Golden State Warriors in a second consecutive game tonight at the Frost Bank Center. On Saturday night, the Spurs defeated the Warriors by a final count of 126-113. Keldon Johnson led the way for San Antonio with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He was one of more than a handful of players who performed well for the Spurs (see the Grades).

The Warriors, who were playing without Stephen Curry, were led by Klay Thompson’s 27 points from off the bench. Jonathan Kuminga chipped in 26 points but it wasn’t enough for Golden State, who dropped to 33-30 on the season.

At 14-50, the Spurs have the third worst record in the NBA. Only the Detroit Pistons (10-53) and Washington Wizards (11-53) are lower in the standings.

San Antonio Spurs Injury Update

Victor Wembanyama is back! After missing two games with an ankle injury, the star rookie isn’t even listed on the injury report for tonight’s contest against the Warriors. Saturday’s victory was the first win the Spurs have this season without Wembanyama.

Devin Vassell, who also missed Saturday’s game, is listed as probable. Vassell missed the contest due to a hip injury.

The news isn’t as good for Cedi Osman. He missed last game and is expected to miss at least a couple more with an ankle injury.

Golden State Warriors Injury Update

Stephen Curry will miss another game because of an injured ankle. He won’t be evaluated again by doctors until tomorrow.

Draymond Green and Moses Moody are both listed as probable for tonight’s game in San Antonio. Both players are expected to play.

San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup

Expect head coach Gregg Popovich to return to his normal starting lineup against the Warriors: Tre Jones at point guard, Devin Vassell at shooting guard, Julian Champagnie at small forward, Jeremy Sochan at power forward and Victor Wembanyama at center.

Malaki Branham should continue to help power the bench unit. In his last four games, Branham is averaging 20.3 points per game, while shooting 52.8% from the field and 58.3% from three-point range.

Betting Guide: Spurs vs. Warriors

The Warriors are five-point favorites and the over/under is 226.5 points. Once again, the smart play is the over. San Antonio’s offensive attack should be supercharged with the return of Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell. The Warriors, even without Stephen Curry, should be able to put points on the board.