The San Antonio Spurs hosted the Houston Rockets Wednesday evening and it was a game that they needed badly after being thumped by 30 by the Golden State Warriors Monday night 120-90. Against the Rockets last night, the Spurs were the thumpers with a 31 point trouncing of the Rockets, riding a 25-point performance by PF LaMarcus Aldridge who was 9-13 from the floor. Against the warriors, Aldridge was a mere 2-9 from the floor.
“I wanted to be better than I was last game,” Aldridge said. “I wanted to have a better rhythm, try to put my stamp on the game. I was trying to be more in-tuned to the game for sure. I was more myself, took my time, made the reads, didn’t let the double-teams or them bluffing me speed me up tonight. It was important for us to just be ourselves again playing defense, being active and trying to hold teams to taking tough shots and not giving up so much easy stuff. Tonight, I thought the guys did that.”
The San Antonio Spurs will get to take their show on the road as they revisit the Brooklyn Nets tonight at the Barclays Center New York. The Spurs are riding a Seven game winning streak and have not lost since their Christmas debacle in Houston on Christmas Day.
The Nets have not won since they beat the Celtics on January 2nd. They just fired Head Coach Lionel Hollins, who was replaced with Assistant Tony Brown on an interim basis. The franchise also reassigned GM Billy King. As of today, John Calipari’s name has been bantered about as a replacement.
The San Antonio Spurs have quietly reeled off six straight victories with their next nine games a mix bag of competitive teams. Last night, the Spurs took on the Toronto Raptors at home and took early control of the game surging out to as much as a 26 point lead before the Raptors made it competitive.
The home crowd was thrown a scare as Tim Duncan suffered from a slightly hyper-extended elbow after Tiago Splitter landed on him late in the game.
“I don’t want to take away from the win, it was a great win against a great team, but we should have finished the game before,” Parker said after the game.
Parker, who had 22 points and nine assists also lamented about his partner in crime, Timmy D.
“They told us right away (about Tim’s injury) it was not big, so maybe half a second (of anxiety),” Parker said.