Nuggets and Hornets on tap
The San Antonio Spurs (28-7, 2nd Western Conference) recovered from their two point loss to the Atlanta Hawks (19-16, 5th Eastern Conference) by taking it out on the Toronto Raptors (23-11, 2nd Eastern Conference) with a 110-82 whipping. Kawhi Leonard had 25 points and LaMarcus Aldridge chipped in 23 as the Spurs held them to a season low 82.
”That was a championship performance by a championship team,” Toronto coach Dwane Casey said. ”That’s the way you come out with a championship approach and desperation mode and we didn’t meet it. It started from the first play of the game.”
Tony Parker looked like a younger version of himself as he weaved his way through the Raptors defense, dishing out eight assist and scoring 15 points in 23 minutes of work. The Spurs were deadly shooting 55% and collected 32 assists on 43 shots.
”Even when he’s not making (his tear-drop shot), guys always have to respect him getting to the lane,” Leonard said. ”He has a vision to see us out there. He’s always drawing two guys and someone’s always open.”
The Spurs had Wednesday off to travel and take on the Denver Nuggets (14-21, 10th Western conference) tonight at the Pepsi Center. They will return home and face the Charlotte Hornets (20-16, 4th Eastern Conference) at the AT&T Center.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for Saturday’s game against the Hornets, so grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
Team hits the road for a one game before meeting Heat at home
The San Antonio Spurs took full advantage of Golden State injuries to roll over the Warriors 87-79 on Saturday night in the AT&T Center, where the Spurs are still undefeated this season.
The Spurs used their huge front line to bully their way into the paint for easy buckets and a 55-37 rebounding advantage. The Spurs also bullied Stephen Curry into a 14-point night on 4-18 shooting.
“They’re a great team, they’re the bar in the NBA and it just felt good to win tonight,” Forward LaMarcus Aldridge said.
Aldridge had a game high 26 points and 13 rebounds while the Klaw, Kawhi Leonard chipped in 18 points, 14 rebounds and four assists.
Fans on the road, the Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets on a one game road trip before heading back to the confines of the AT&T Center for match up with Eastern Conference power Miami Heat. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Spurs against the Heat!
The San Antonio Spurs have won their third straight game over the New York Knicks, 94-84 at Madison Square Garden but the significance of the game is one for the record books. Spurs stalwart Tim Duncan posted team and NBA records on this night. Duncan set the record for most wins with a single team, eclipsing John Stockton’s 953 and looks to extend that record another 60 or more games this season, which should put it out of reach for a considerable time what with NBA players switching teams every two to four years. Duncan will be breaking his own record every time he steps on the floor.
Thus far this year, Duncan has passed Alex English to move into 16th place All Time scoring, moved into 8th in Career Rebounding passing Nate Thurmond then two days later passed Patrick Ewing to move into 6th place career blocks. He passed Moses Malone in April to move into 11th place NBA All Time career games and moved into 14th place passing Kevin Garnett in the NBA All Time Scoring list.
The Spurs take on the Wizards tomorrow night before heading back to the Alamo City for a game against the Charlotte Hornets. Tickets for both games are still available so be sure to get out and support your Spurs either on the road or at home!