When the NBA returns to play out the season in Orlando, the San Antonio Spurs will be amongst six teams fighting for playoff spots. After ironing out details for the plan to resume the 2020 season, the NBA officially unveiled the schedule of games for all of those teams as well as the higher seeds. The San Antonio Spurs will have a schedule consisting of eight games, beginning in late July as they try to get a final postseason spot.
San Antonio Spurs Begin Schedule on July 31
The NBA has finalized details for the 2019-20 season restart with 22 teams playing at a bubble site in Orlando, Florida. The Spurs officially begin their slate at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports on Friday, July 31. as they play against the Sacramento Kings. San Antonio gets a day of rest before taking on the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers in their back-to-back games of the schedule.
They’ll get national television coverage for just two of the games on their schedule. The first of those takes place on Sunday, August 9 as they’ll go up against rookie Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. That game goes live on ABC at 3 p.m. Eastern (2 p.m. Central Time).
On Tuesday, August 11, they’ll play James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and the Houston Rockets with NBA TV televising the game at 2 p.m. ET.
- FRI 7/31 vs. Sacramento Kings 8 p.m. ET (7 CT)
- SUN 8/02 vs. Memphis Grizzlies 4 p.m. ET (3 CT)
- MON 8/03 vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8 p.m. ET (7 CT)
- WED 8/05 vs. Denver Nuggets 4 p.m. ET (3 CT)
- FRI 8/07 vs. Utah Jazz 1 p.m. ET (12 noon Central Time)
- SUN 8/09 vs. New Orleans Pelicans 3 p.m. ET (2 CT) – (ABC)
- TUE 8/11 vs. Houston Rockets 2 p.m. ET (1 CT) (NBATV)
- THU 8/13 vs. Utah Jazz TBD
As seen above, the schedule is set for the San Antonio Spurs with the exception of their Thursday, August 13 game against the Utah Jazz.
Spurs Hold Winning Record Against Orlando Opponents
With the schedule above, the San Antonio Spurs get eight games to try to play their way into a final playoff spot for the Western Conference. They’re currently four games behind the No. 8 team in the West, the Memphis Grizzlies.
However, the team will be without LaMarcus Aldridge due to shoulder surgery. It’s a major loss as they try to battle with the teams at the neutral site. To help out, they added Tyler Zeller to the roster ahead of the Orlando trip.
Overall, the San Antonio Spurs hold a 6-5 record against the teams above based on games they were able to play earlier in the NBA season. The scheduled games came to a halt back in mid-March when Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for COVID-19 and the NBA suspended play.
Of the teams on their schedule, the Spurs faced the Grizzlies the most. In three games, the Spurs were 1-2 against Memphis. They fared the best against the Utah Jazz. San Antonio holds a 2-0 record against Utah this season and will play them two more times in Orlando.
The San Antonio Spurs will also have a chance to make history if they can qualify for the playoffs. They’ve gone to the postseason in 22 straight seasons and are currently tied with the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers for most consecutive playoff appearances. Another one in 2020 will give them sole possession of that distinction in the history books. Visit our Spurs news page for more of the latest team and player updates.