Two teams that earlier in this season seemed hopeless to make the playoffs now have their chance to. And given the relative strength of the teams, it seems hard to believe this won’t go to the wire. Dejounte Murray is back and playing real minutes and the unit is functioning effectively. One thing the Spurs have done very well this year is beat the teams they are supposed to. New Orleans is right on the bubble of whether they “should” lose to the Spurs. These two split their previous matchups, both with the away team winning, but both came in March. They are familiar with each other and the Spurs made some sharp defensive adjustments to win the second one. I trust Popovich and Murray against a first year coach and Brandon Ingram not at 100%.