Until the end of the NBA’s seeding-game schedule on Aug. 14, Yahoo Sports NBA is delivering a daily bubble primer.
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.
A look at three key numbers related to Sunday’s game in Orlando between New Orleans and San Antonio (2 p.m. Central, Fox Sports New Orleans, 100.3 FM, ABC): : Entering Sunday’s slate, the number of games New Orleans (30-39) trails eighth-place Memphis (33-37) and ninth-place Portland (32-39), respectively. All three teams are in action Sunday, beginning with the Grizzlies facing Toronto at 1 p.m.