The Spurs are heading into the most grueling part of their schedule.

San Antonio's game against Cleveland on Tuesday night starts a finishing kick that will include 16 games spread over the final 23 nights of the season. The stretch will include seven back-to-back games and one back-to-back-to-back road swing.

Coach Gregg Popovich has been masterful juggling his roster this season, employing 11 different lineup combinations this season. Popovich has coached around 17 different injury and rest night combinations in the first 50 games of the season. He gave new acquisitions Boris Diaw and Patty Mills the night off in the Spurs' victory over Indiana last night.