[Free] San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings live stream 2 April 2023
Keldon Johnson is one of the bright spots for this franchise’s future and the player who gives them a chance at covering the spread on any given night. Johnson is averaging 22. 0 points, 2. 9 assists, and 5. 0 rebounds per game. Even with a depleted roster, they gave the Warriors some fits for the majority of the game until they collapsed toward the end. Unfortunately, Johnson is currently listed as doubtful for this game, which hurts San Antonio’s chances of covering. The Spurs’ best hope of covering might just be the fact that the spread is so massive, because it’s going to be tough to compete if Johnson is out. Why The Kings Could Cover The Spread The Kings are coming in hot for this matchup against the Spurs, winning three straight.
That game saw the return of Keldon Johnson, who led the team with 22 points. The Silver and Black’s leading scorer is doubtful for this contest against the Kings, appearing on the injury report alongside key contributors like Jeremy Sochan and Devin Vassell, who are out. It looks like the shorthanded Spurs will need to find another answer yet again.
His last matchup with Sacramento in February was one of his strongest games of the season. Without Johnson, Vassell and Sochan, he may be given the keys yet again. The Spurs lineup may look similar to the one they ran out against the Jazz on March 29th, with Branham, Zach Collins, Tre Jones and the wing pair of KBD and Champagnie. With no KJ, Vassell or Sochan, they leaned on Jones and Collins as the initiators of their offense, working out of the high post and pick and roll.
It was Branham, though, who led the team in scoring, dropping in 21 points. He did it on opportunistic drives to the bucket, and a couple of shots from range. It will be interesting to see if Popovich makes it a point to get Branham more touches in a position to score. Seeing the rookie guard operate out of the pick and roll more would be worthwhile, and it may make sense to run him off of a few more off-ball screens to see if he can keep up the hot shooting he displayed against Golden State.
— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) April 1, 2023 It looks like these last 5 games of the season will be a proving ground for guys trying to make the roster next year. With the NBA announcing its new collective bargaining agreement, the Spurs will be able to fill three separate two-way roster spots, meaning they will be able to add one more player who can split time between the G-League and NBA. There is an extra roster spot up for grabs. Their current two-way players, Dominick Barlow and Julian Champagnie will get ample opportunities against Sac-Town to show the coaching staff what they’ve got.
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They’ve stepped into major minutes off of the bench down the stretch, and should get even more run with so many Spurs potentially sitting this game out. Alongside them are fan favorites Blake Wesley and Sandro Mamukelashvili, who have shown some flashes of their potential late in the season. Mamu has been by far the most consistent of the bunch, and has seemed to gain the staff’s trust, as he’s started 4 games since signing with the team in March. The coaches will certainly be watching to get an idea of who will be back next season, and so should you. Will Malaki Branham be the number 1 option on offense? As mentioned above, Branham has been playing some of his best ball since the All-Star break, lately.
They have already locked in a playoff berth for the first time since 2006 and can become the Pacific Division champions with just one win in their final five games. The Kings have been doing well as a collective unit, boasting a historically great offensive attack with De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis leading the charge. They are both leading in most statistical categories, which is helping push the rest of the team to rise to their level. The Kings are also the seventh-best team in the league against the spread at 43-33-1, which is going to make it tough on the Spurs to push for a cover here.
Spurs take on the Kings at Golden 1 Center Sunday: Five things to watchSAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs (19-58) visit the Sacramento Kings (47-30) Sunday night. The Spurs are on a six-game losing skid. GAME REWIND The Spurs are coming off a 130-115 road loss to the Warriors. Keita Bates-Diop had 14 points and seven rebounds while Sandro Mamukelashvili added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Malaki Branham finished with 19 points and seven rebounds while Tre Jones had 10 points and six assists in the loss. Keldon Johnson finished with 22 points. San Antonio was without Devin Vassell, Jeremy Sochan, Romeo Langford, and Zach Collins due to injuries. "Great effort. A lot of guys got to play minutes. A lot of good stuff out there. Golden State got hot down that stretch. That's what they do. They did a great job of taking over in the fourth quarter, " Gregg Popovich said.
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento KingsIt wasn’t that long ago when the Spurs were an NBA title contender, and the Kings (or KANGZ, as they were referred to at this time) were a Western Conference basement dweller. In 2023, the roles have been reversed. Sacramento clinched the team’s first playoff appearance since 2006 this week, while San Antonio secured the highest chance at the number one pick in the draft. After playing two straight competitive games with potential playoff teams, the Spurs will look to get over the hump in Sacramento on Sunday. Their most recent loss came to the Golden State Warriors, who shot the lights out, defeating San Antonio 130-115.
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