NBA Ball Game Recap:
The Spurs took the first of four meetings against their cold-shooting I-10 rivals, 96-89. The Spurs were down five rotation players, including Pau Gasol and Rudy Gay, who both missed Wednesday’s game in Miami, and Jakob Poeltl, who turned his ankle in the loss to the Heat.
And while the slumping Rockets welcomed Eric Gordon back, they were still without Nene (calf), Brandon Knight (knee), and Carmelo Anthony (“illness”), which put pressure on an already-thin group on the tail end of a five-game road trip. The result was a slog, with the two combining for 56 free-throw attempts, 25 total minutes for Isaiah Hartenstein and Chimezie Metu, and a glacial 91.9 pace.
The 2018–19 NBA season is the 73rd season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The regular season began on October 16, 2018, and will end on April 10, 2019. The playoffs will begin April 13, 2019, with the NBA Finals concluding in June.