Until the end of the NBA’s seeding-game schedule on Aug. 14, Yahoo Sports NBA is delivering a daily bubble primer.
NBA Insiders Zion Williamson's rookie season might have only five days left in it. Even though they were 3.5 games back of the 8-seed in the West when the NBA season resumed last month, the New Orleans Pelicans were a popular choice to reach the postseason and set up a tantalizing first-round matchup between Williamson, this season's No. overall pick, and four-time MVP LeBron James.
All things considered, the NBA restart has been a success for the Spurs. Though they were having a down season in 19-20 and their chances of making the playoffs were slim coming into Orlando (they currently have a 1% chance of making the postseason according to Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight), they’ve performed admirably to this point, going 3-2 and nearly coming away with wins against established playoff teams in the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets.