Verdict: Win Dec. 7: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks Considering how much effort the Spurs will likely have to expend trying to take down the Suns, it wouldn’t be all that shocking to see them fall flat in their first SEGABABA in more than a month. Though the Knicks have been a bit of a disappointment this season, they are far from an automatic dub.
The Austin Spurs had a short week which featured back-to-back home games against the Greensboro Swarm: a 108-105 OT win on Thursday and 105-96 loss on Friday that was never as close as the final score indicated. Two-way players led the way on Thursday. Devontae Cacok — who made his NBA season debut in San Antonio against the Wizards and quickly notched a bucket, assist and two rebounds — had a dominant double-double with 24 points and 18 rebounds on 9-17 shooting.
Entering into the 2021-22 NBA Season, the Portland Trail Blazers promised better defense under new Head Coach Chauncey Billups. games into the campaign, they have yet to deliver. As of December 4th, the Blazers rank 30th in defensive efficiency, 29th in opponent shooting percentage, and 28th in opponent three-point percentage.