Poeltl posted 19 points (9-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks and two assists in 30 minutes during Friday's 119-111 win over the Jazz. This was Poeltl's best game in the bubble, and it came against a short-handed Jazz squad that was without all of its starters except Joe Ingles. Poeltl set a season high with 19 points and only needed 12 shots to do so. Friday also marked Poeltl's fifth performance of the season with double-digit points and multiple blocks.
Poeltl posted 12 points (6-7 FG, 0-1 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, and one block in 23 minutes during Saturday's 124-119 scrimmage loss against the Nets. Poeltl logged the second-fewest minutes among the starters in this one, but he delivered a strong performance on both ends of the court. The absence of both LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (side) should allow Poeltl to see meaningful minutes at center once play resumes next week. He should make quite an impact if he can repeat this kind of output in the final games of the regular season.
Poeltl tallied eight points (4-6 FG) and seven rebounds in Thursday's scrimmage against Milwaukee. Getting the start at center with no LaMarcus Aldridge or Trey Lyles, Poeltl played 16 minutes, and the Spurs went plus-2 during that time. Poeltl also added two blocks to his ledger. The former Utah standout should be set for an increased role once seeding games begin.
Poeltl reiterated Thursday that his knee is 100 percent healthy entering the Orlando restart, Jeff Garcia of News 4 in San Antonio reports. Poeltl said essentially the same thing back in April, but he noted Thursday that he's experienced no setbacks over the last two-plus months. With LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) sitting out, Poeltl could be set for increased minutes down the stretch.
Poeltl (knee) said Wednesday that he's made a full recovery from his right MCL sprain and indicated he'll be ready to play when the season resumes, Jeff Garcia of Fox San Antonio reports. "Although I have no experience with knee injuries, I expect that I will have no problems if the season continues," Poeltl said. Poeltl missed five consecutive games with the injury before the NBA suspended its season, but he had been expected to be ready to go by the end of March. With the big man confirming that he's feeling healthy again, he's expected to step back into his normal role as the Spurs' backup center once the season starts back up. Prior to getting hurt, Poeltl had averaged 5.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game while shooting 61.9 percent from the field in 58 appearances.
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