When: Sat., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. 2018
Just before 2017 mercifully came to a close, the Denver Nuggets became the latest NBA squad to draw the karmic ire of Bay Area rapper Lil B, the spirited dispenser of his own brand of basketball justice. Lil B’s curse on Houston Rockets guard James Harden preceded Harden’s unprecedented disappearing act against the Spurs in Game 6 of last season’s Western Conference Semifinals. The Nuggets recently fell to the 76ers after poking the proverbial B via Twitter, and having since paid homage to “The BasedGod,” are now in his good graces. After playing just one game with a full, healthy roster, before losing Rudy Gay to a right heel injury, San Antonio can use all the mojo it can get. Currently in the midst of a brutal stretch of their regular season schedule, with the Rodeo Road Trip looming on the horizon, the Spurs continue to navigate a disjointed season where they remain on pace for 50-plus wins.