In the second game of the preseason for the new look San Antonio Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points and pulled down seven boards in a 97-94 loss to the Miami Heat. Tim Duncan notched 14 points on 7-7 shooting and hauled down six rebounds and dished two assists in 18 minutes of play.
The Spurs were without the services of Boris Diaw for an unknown reason. Said Coach Pop when asked what Diaw’s issue was: “I don’t care. When they tell me he can play, then I’ll care.”
The Spurs continue their preseason road trip, taking on the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday at the Phillips Arena. For you Spurs Road Warriors, plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours and help support your San Antonio Spurs on the road!
The defending champions San Antonio Spurs came into Los Angeles cool as cucumbers. They held a shoot around while their worthy nemesis Los Angeles Clippers took it easy and tried to play cool. When it came down to the final quarter of a hotly contested game, the Clippers melted under their coolness, providing an unforced error to the Spurs, allowing them to escape back to the River City with one goal in mind. The first to four.
Providing the escape was a fluke play by DeAndre Jordon. After Clippers Center Blake Griffin lofted a shot to the bucket, Jordon tipped the ball into the cylinder as the ball spun inside the bucket.
“I can’t blame anybody for that but me,” he said. “I was trying to make a play on the ball, but it ended up being a dumb play.”Jordon, who had a stellar 30-14-7 game, said.
“We got lucky,” Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili said after the epic game. “The ball was going in.”
Old Man Riverwalk, Tim Duncan came up with a huge block on Blake Griffin when it mattered most, in the final minute of the game.
“His timing is just impeccable,” Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said. “He has a hard time jumping over the proverbial piece of paper, and he gets in position. He knows where to be. He’s played long enough.”
Game Six is scheduled for Thursday night at 8:30. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
The San Antonio Spurs knew that the Clippers did what they were supposed to do in game 1, that is, defend home court. The Spurs, knowing that taking one from the Clippers was a necessity, did so Wednesday late night and into early Thursday morning in a hard fought 117-107 overtime victory. Tim Duncan led the way with 28 points and the new Defensive Player of the Year, Kawhi Leonard chipped in 23 points on a night that point guard Tony Parker went down with an Achilles injury. Coach Popovich was asked about Parker’s status after the game.
“I honestly don’t know,” Popovich said. “He went to the locker room and didn’t come back.”
The Spurs will need Parker if they want to defend their title in this years NBA Playoffs and his teammate Tim Duncan knows Parker will do what he has to to be on the court Friday night for game 3.
“I hope he’s able to play and play well for us,” Duncan said. “We need him for that. He’s a big part of what we do. So him not at 100 percent hurts us. But we’ll see. He’s a gamer. He’s going to go, and he’s going to get treatment for the next 48 hours. And when that ball goes up, I guarantee he’ll be out there because that’s the kind of player he is.”
The series shifts back home to San Antonio and there are plenty of great seats and affordable tickets still available. Be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs!