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The San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Detroit Pistons look to finish their respective campaigns on a winning note when they square off on Sunday afternoon in the season finale for both teams.

The Spurs (21-60), tied for last place in the Western Conference, and the Pistons (14-67), the bottom dweller in the East, have long been eliminated from the postseason. But they both enter Sunday's dustup after winning their penultimate games, with San Antonio beating West-leading Denver at home and Detroit easily handling short-handed, playoff-bound Dallas on the road.

The Spurs' 121-120 win over Denver on Friday was as stunning for how it was accomplished as much as for whom San Antonio defeated. Little-used reserve Devonte' Graham, pressed into service because of injuries to four of the Spurs' starters, hit a running jumper with 0.9 seconds left to cap an 11-2 surge over the final minutes to produce the victory over the defending NBA champions.

Likely league rookie of the year Victor Wembanyama finished with 34 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and two blocks to lead the Spurs, but the team announced Saturday he won't play in the season finale due to injury management of his right ankle.

Sandro Mamukelashvili added a season-high 21 points to go with 12 rebounds, Zach Collins had 15 points, Tre Jones and Julian Champagnie hit for 14 apiece and Graham tallied 11 for San Antonio.

"As a growing team, young team, it's big for us," Wembanyama said after the win. "And yes, we're going to need these kind of wins in the future. We're going to need any win, but big-time wins against big teams, first seeds. We're going to need those in the future."

The Spurs have won two of their past three games and six of their last 10. A win on Sunday combined with a loss by Portland would elevate San Antonio from the West cellar for the first time all season.

Detroit will not avoid a last-place finish in the East even if it beats the Spurs on Sunday. But the Pistons could take some bragging rights into the offseason, with part of that scenario set up by their 107-89 win over Dallas on Friday.

Marcus Sasser poured in 24 points in the victory, with Chimezie Metu scoring 18, Evan Fournier 13, Jared Rhoden 11 and James Wiseman adding 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as Detroit snapped a six-game losing streak. The Pistons played without Cade Cunningham, who missed his sixth straight game because of left knee soreness, and Jalen Duren (lower back spasms).

Detroit, which has dropped 14 of its past 16 games, is already assured of its worst season record as set by the 1979-80 Pistons team that finished with 16 wins. Detroit was 17-65 in 2022-23 and took a slight step backward this season because of injuries.

"I know that we've grown (as a team)," Pistons coach Monty Williams said. "We've had a number of close games that didn't go our way, but we've also had areas where we need to get better. We are committed to that, and we can't express that enough."

San Antonio defeated the Pistons 130-108 in Detroit on Jan. 10 in the only other meeting between the teams this season.

--Field Level Media

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