Poeltl finished with 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 113-103 loss to New Orleans. Poeltl enjoyed an efficient shooting night for San Antonio and tied for the team lead with nine rebounds, but his performance wasn't enough to prevent the Spurs from ending their season with the play-in loss. Despite the disappointing finale, the big man put together an excellent campaign, finishing with career-high per-game marks in scoring (13.5 points), rebounding (9.3 boards) and assists (2.8 dimes). He also ranked fifth in the league with 1.7 blocks per contest.
Poeltl will play limited minutes during Sunday's regular-season finale against the Mavericks, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. Coach Gregg Popovich did not say how much action he anticipates Poeltl will see, but the implication is that he'll likely start the game, play a handful of minutes and then be sidelined as the Spurs turn things over to younger players.
Poeltl (back) isn't listed on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Ty Jager of PoundingTheRock.com reports. Poeltl was one of many Spurs' regulars to be sidelined Saturday, but they are all expected to be back in the rotation Sunday. Over his last seven appearances, the sixth-year big man has averaged 13.7 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.1 blocks in 27.4 minutes per game.
Poeltl is out Saturday against the Warriors due to low back tightness, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. Poeltl is one of many key Spurs players sitting out Saturday. His absence will open up minutes for Zach Collins and Jock Landale.
Poeltl finished with 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 FT), 17 rebounds, three assists and three blocks across 31 minutes during Thursday's 127-121 loss to the Timberwolves. Eight different Spurs scored in double digits in the wild affair, but it was Poeltl who dominated the glass, as no other San Antonio player pulled down more than seven boards. The double-double was Poeltl's 27th of the season, shattering his previous career of 15, and the 26-year-old center will put the finishing touches on a breakout campaign over the last two games of the regular season as the Spurs get ready for the play-in tournament.
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