The defending champion San Antonio Spurs, have been quietly taking care of business this year and, as the team always does, they have not cared to concern themselves with what every other team in the league was doing. Pundits, as they always do, counted them out again as a step slower, a year older and not able to sustain the high play they showed in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Yet, the Spurs now find themselves in second place in the Western Conference with one final game against the New Orleans Pelicans left to play.
“We are just going to play the games,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Wherever we end up, that’s what we’ll do. We can only control our game.”
In taking out the Phoenix Suns 107-91 yesterday afternoon, SG Danny Green set a new franchise record for made three pointers in a season once held by “The Rifleman” Chuck Pearson with 190. Green ended the game with 191 made three’s.
“Both unbelievably great shooters in their time,” Forward Tim Duncan said. “Danny is really coming into his own now. He is comfortable in his role and what he has to do and what he is allowed to do.”
The Spurs have one final game, on the road, against the New Orleans Pelicans. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are astill available so be sure to get yours today!!
Of the past seven games the Spurs have won, five were against playoff contenders and one was the league leading Golden State Warriors who brought with them the best defense in the NBA only it wasn’t last night. Kawhi Leonard had his way with the Warriors, and after Coach Pop put him on Stephen Curry, who reeled off 13 straight points, Curry didn’t score again.
“Kawhi was phenomenal, he was the best player on the floor,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “It was Kawhi’s night.”
“He’s playing with more patience. He knows the shots are going to come, so he doesn’t have to force and keep looking for his moment. We’re not dumb. We’re going to look for him. We need him to score like that. He understands that now,” Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili told ESPN’s Michael Wallace.
The Spurs are jelling at the perfect time and the game against the Warriors put the rest of the NBA on notice as they handed the East leading Warriors their worst loss of the season.
The Spurs hit the road to visit the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow night. The Thunder have lost five of their last six games with their last victory coming against the Phoenix Suns on March 29th. Be sure to get your tickets and help support your San Antonio Spurs on the road! Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available!
The San Antonio Spurs, winners of eight of their last 11 games, faced off against their 2014 NBA Finals foes, the Miami Heat and the result was pretty much the same as it was in last years finals. The Spurs held the Heat to just 81 points while they finished the game with 95. The past four games, the Spurs have held their opponents under 92 points.
”They came out and played a good third quarter,” Guard Dwayne Wade said. ”Offensively they got it going. Defensively they turned it up a notch. They did what they’re supposed to do. They’re playing good right now. At this point, they’ve got more guns than we have. They’re the better team.”
The Spurs 48-26) continue their road trip with a back to back tonight against the Orlando Magic (22-52). The Magic are currently on a three game losing streak and are coming off a 111-97 loss to the Pistons on Friday.
Get your tickets now and help cheer on your Spurs on the Road! Plenty of great seats are still available!