Spurs begin 4-game West Coast Swing

The City of Angels awaits the San Antonio Spurs and tonight they will face Blake Griffin and his Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center.  The Spurs, off to an uncharacteristic bad start at 2-3 face a Clippers franchise that has been on the rise the past three seasons.   The Clippers are 4-2 thus far into the early part of the schedule.  They will finish out the week against the Lakers, Warriors and Kings.

Tonight, the Spurs will be without Tiago Splitter (calf), Marco Belenili (groin) and Patty Mills (shoulder).  The Clippers should be at full strength.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets still remain so be sure to get yours now and cheer on the Defending NBA Champions.

Spurs drop game in Phoenix, prep for Heat

Five major components did not travel with the San Antonio Spurs in their contest against the Phoenix Suns.  Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Coach Popovich did not travel with the team.  Pop is sick and the team is resting Duncan and Ginobili while Kawhi Leonard (eye infection), Tiago Splitter (calf strain) and Patty Mills (rotator cuff) are all recovering from injury.

Suns owner Robert Sarver took to the microphone with two minutes and change left and apologized for the lack of Defending Champion Stars present and said that if fans would send in ticket stubs, they would receive a free gift from the team.

The Spurs, meanwhile, are flying back to the Alamo City to prepare to take on the defending Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat.   Plenty of great seats and cheap tickets are still available so be sue to get yours now and support the Defending NBA Champion Spurs!

Execution stuns Heat

Duncan tops two NBA Playoff Records

The term built not bought began when a billboard was put up at the beginning of the NBA Finals series against the Miami Heat proclaiming “Built Vs Bought.” It is becoming ever more clear that that would be a correct statement as the Spurs took the Miami Heat to task in Game Four of the NBA Finals, thrashing the two-time defending Champions 107-86.

The only positive comments on the Spurs record breaking performances over the past two games have come from the Heat.  The Spurs have yet to say anything other than, they can get better.

“I’m pleased that they performed as well as they did while we’ve been in Miami and that’s about as far as it goes. Now, we’ve got to go home and play as well or better,” Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich said after the game.

“They played great and I can honestly say I don’t think any of us were expecting this type of performance. They (the Spurs) were great. You have to give them credit for that,” Heat Head Coach Eric Spoelstra said after the game

“They’re a high-oiled machine, and they move the ball extremely well,” Heat Superstar LeBron James said after the 107-86 loss in Game 4. “They put you in so many difficult positions. If you’re not right on time, right on target, they’re going to make you pay for it.”

And pay for it they did.  The Spurs shot a scorching 57.1% (54.2% through the series) while holding the Heat to 45% shooting.

Another highlight for the Spurs Organization was Tim Duncan becoming the All Time leader in NBA Playoff History surpassing LA Lakers Great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as well as breaking the All Time Career NBA Playoff Double-Doubles record surpassing another Lakers Great, Magic Johnson.

“Congrats to Tim Duncan the new All-Time NBA Playoff Double-Double Leader!” was the tweet by Magic Johnson after game four.

“I can assure you he doesn’t care,” was the response given by Head Coach Gregg Popovich on Duncan’s achievements.


The Spurs arrived home to San Antonio after 3 AM to a nice crowd.

Tickets for Game Five are on sale.  Be sure to get yours now and cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!