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Note to Manu: Don't get hurt; Spurs near regular season end

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That was fast.

The 2011-2012 NBA regular season concludes in less than four weeks on Thursday, April 26.

With 16 games remaining, the Spurs (36-14) hold down the second spot in the Western Conference - 3 games behind the leading Oklahoma City Thunder and 4.5 games ahead of the third spot Los Angeles Lakers.

Things can dramatically change - good or bad - in the next four weeks, but here is a look at the Spurs remaining schedule. Keep in mind, team records and positioning are based upon the standings as of Monday, April 2.

16 games:

  • 8 at home - New Orleans, Utah, L.A. Lakers (2), Memphis, Phoenix, Cleveland, and Portland
  • 8 on the road - Cleveland, Boston, Utah, Golden State, L.A. Lakers, Sacramento, Phoenix, Golden State

Opponent's record:

  • 7 games against teams with losing records - Cleveland (2), New Orleans, Golden State (2), Sacramento, Portland
  • 11 games against teams that currently are out of the playoff picture - Cleveland (2), New Orleans, Utah (2), Phoenix (2), Golden State (2), Sacramento, Portland

Road game time zones:

  • 0 Central Time Zone opponents
  • 2 Mountain Time Zone opponents - Utah, Phoenix
  • 2 Eastern Time Zone opponents - Cleveland, Boston
  • 4 Pacific Time Zone opponents - Golden State (2), L.A. Lakers, Sacramento

Miscellaneous:

  • 3 games against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers
  • 2 games against Richard Jefferson and the Golden State Warriors

Maybe the best news:

  • 0 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, and Miami Heat

 

 

*The complete Spurs schedule can be found here.*

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