Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors – Summer League Game #2

The San Antonio Spurs will try to get their first win of the 2022 NBA summer league tonight against the Golden State Warriors. In their first summer league game, the Spurs lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 99-90. San Antonio was led by a trio of 19-year-olds: Blake Wesley (20 points and five assists), Joshua Primo (20 points and five assists) and Malaki Branham (15 points and three rebounds).

In their opener, the Spurs played well in the first half before falling apart in the third quarter. San Antonio made a run in the fourth quarter but it was too little, too late. 

San Antonio Spurs Summer League Starting Lineup

Against the Cavs, the Spurs started Joshua Primo at point guard, Blake Wesley at shooting guard, Malaki Branham at small forward, Robert Woodard II at power forward and Dominick Barlow at center. Versus the Warriors, San Antonio is likely to trot out the same starting five.

If the Spurs do shake up their starting lineup, it’d likely be to replace Woodard with Darius Days. Woodard had a difficult debut, while Days exhibited an interesting amount of potential.

Spurs Summer League Injury Update

Jeremy Sochan and Joe Wieskamp won’t play for the Spurs during summer league. While both players were on the bench when the Spurs took on the Cavs, Wieskamp has an ankle injury that will keep him out. Sochan, on the other hand, had a recent bout with COVID-19. Additionally, the ninth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft is reportedly dealing with a minor hamstring injury. 

James Wiseman Injury Update

The summer league game between the Spurs and the Warriors will be most notable due to the fact that it’ll mark the return of James Wiseman. The second overall selection in the 2020 draft hasn’t played a competitive basketball game for 15 months due to knee surgery. Wiseman, a supremely athletic center, is still only 21 years old. The Spurs will have their hands full trying to slow him down. Expect Dominick Barlow to be the initial defender on Wiseman, which will be great test for the big man who the Spurs signed to a two-way contract after he went undrafted in the 2022 draft.

Spurs vs. Warriors Summer League Betting Odds

The Warriors are favored by 4.5 points in their matchup against the Spurs. Considering the talent on Golden State’s summer league roster and the youth of San Antonio’s roster, the Warriors being favored shouldn’t be a surprise. 

If you’re betting on this game, the best bet may be to take the over on the over/under of 176.5. Both teams have a lot of athletes and will be trying to push the pace. There’s a chance this game turn into an old fashioned shootout.