Veteran scores 16 points, 10 in the pivotal 4th quarter.
The San Antonio Spurs held off a young and hungry Boston Celtics squad that were in the game up until the final stanza. The Celtics were led by Avery Bradly, who nearly had a triple double with 25 points, 10 boards and six assists. The Spurs were led by Kawhi Leonard who had 26 points on 9-16 shooting.
“I’ve said the last couple of days that we’ve made progress,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “I didn’t think we played as well tonight as we did in Oklahoma City or maybe even at home against Toronto, but they had a lot to do with that. And every time that we got within striking distance, Kawhi Leonard made a huge play or they came up with a loose ball or an offensive rebound.
“They’re tremendous at maximizing every detail of the game. And, you know, hey, we’ve had our moments where we play really well, but we’re not as good as them at that.”
“It was just one of those situations,” Guard Tony Parker said. “It was kind of like they were coming back, and (Spurs coach Gregg Popovich) is the boss, I just try to do whatever he wants. Just put me in that situation. I’m just happy they went in.”
The Suns and Tim Duncan Retirement Day
The Spurs hit the road to take on the Phoenix Suns tonight before returning home to celebrate Tim Duncan’s retirement from the franchise this Sunday in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours and come help celebrate and say farwell to the Franchise, Tim Duncan.
Celtics have dropped last two games.
The Boston Celtics fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder last night and they will get a day of rest before taking on the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night even though Russell Westbrook’s triple double streak came to an end.
Now the Celtics come to San Antonio and the AT&T Center where the Spurs are trying to improve their home win/loss record, which now stands at 6-4–compared to their 13-1 road record. The Spurs will have one less talent to deal with as Isaiah Thomas Jr is not expected to play and will miss his fourth straight game due to a groin injury.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night!
After an ego-deflating loss to the New York Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs bounced back against the Milwaukee Bucks with an 11 point win, 114-103. It was a huge win considering the Spurs lost to one of the worst teams in the league in the Knicks. Games like the Knicks contest defy odds but add gravitas to the statement “that’s why they play the game.”
“I gave up a long time ago trying to understand the game of basketball,” Tony Parker said after the game. “It is weird. We just did a better job tonight of shooting the ball and playing the game better.”
The Spurs face Eastern Conference cellar dwellers The Boston Celtics. They should have no trouble against the lowly Celts, but, hey, that’s why they play the games! Get your tickets today!