Wednesday, December 12, 2012 @ Utah Jazz
Will the Jazz, with an upgrade at point guard in Mo Williams and another year of development for their young bigs, be a more formidable team than the one San Antonio swept out of the playoffs?
Regardless, Utah is a great home team, so this could be a fun game.
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ Oklahoma City Thunder
Every game against the Thunder carries added meaning after last year’s matchup. San Antonio knows it can win in Oklahoma City. But with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka all benefiting from Olympic experience this summer, it’ll be interesting to see if this young roster reaches another echelon.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 @ Denver Nuggets
We all know the Nuggets' M.O.: Run teams out of their high-altitude arena. With young wings like Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, San Antonio can play an up-tempo game, too, making this an entertaining mid-December game.
Monday, December 31, 2012 vs. Brooklyn Nets
The Spurs draw Mikhail Prokhorov’s team on New Year’s Eve. We’ll get an indication of how good the Nets can be and how they stack up against a Western Conference powerhouse.
December W-L Prediction: 11-5 (21-12)
Wins: Bucks, Rockets, Bobcats, Rockets, Trail Blazers, Celtics, Hornets, Mavericks, Raptors, Rockets, Mavericks
Losses: Grizzlies, Jazz, Thunder, Nuggets, Nets