San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers Date and Time: Saturday, March 20,2021 6:00 AM IST Venue: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH Prediction: San Antonio Spurs Bookmaker: 1xbet
The San Antonio Spurs are on a two-game winning streak in the NBA, ready to take on the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers. They have been defensively efficient, but have struggled to outscore the best teams in the NBA this season.
The transfer saga revolving around LaMarcus Aldridge has not yet come to an end, and the San Antonio Spurs will possibly miss the services of their best player DeMar DeRozan for the match against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, on the other hand, have struggled offensively throughout the season and find themselves languishing in 12th position in the Eastern Conference with a 15-25 record. They have relied on the consistency of their guard pairing Collin Sexton and Darius Garland, and have a number of injury concerns of their own.
The San Antonio Spurs have been decent throughout the season and look set for another playoff run in the 2020-21 NBA season. They are currently 7th in the Western Conference and have been defensively astute, but have struggled offensively, especially in the absence of DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge. DeRozan, the only player to average more than 20 points for the Spurs, is expected to return soon to the lineup this season.
He has been well supported in recent weeks by Dejounte Murray, with Jakob Poeltl also impressing in recent games. He produced 20 points and 16 rebounds in the last match, and should be fit and firing against the Cleveland Cavaliers as well.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been terrible on both ends of the court and need a huge change in fortunes to have a chance of making the playoffs this season. Collin Sexton has been in good form, although he has been inconsistent as well. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a young roster and have had a few big wins in recent weeks, although they have largely come against teams struggling with injuries. They have injury concerns of their own, with Drummond set to leave, and Kevin Love, Taurean Prince and Mathew Dellavedova all doubtful for this matchup.
The San Antonio Spurs will go into this match hoping to make it a hat-trick of victories, especially if DeMar DeRozan is fit enough to feature.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been very inconsistent this season and should be there for the taking, especially against a difficult defense. The San Antonio Spurs are the clear favorites to win this matchup.