The San Antonio Spurs open the 2015-16 season tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder resuming their Western Conference rivalry and beginning the journey to be the Western Conference representative in the 2016 NBA Finals.
The starting five for the Spurs are expected to be Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan holding down the middle. Expected to start for the Thunder are Westbrook, Roberson, Durant, Ibaka and Adams.
The Spurs season home opener is this Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. 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 go into the City of Brotherly Love to face the Philadelphia 76er’s. The last time the Spurs met the Sixers, it was at home and the Spurs took a 109-86 pounding.
The Spurs are coming off a victory over the Atlanta Hawks in which PG Tony Parker scored 23 points to go along with 12 assists bringing praise from Head Coach Gregg Popovich.
“He’s really fun to watch at both ends of the court,” Popovich said. “And he’s been doing that all year.”
Expect Tim Duncan to rejoin the squad after Popovich gave him the day off against the Hawks but SG Manu Ginobili is still out with a sore hamstring. Ginobili has been averaging 12.9 ppg and 4.6 assists per game.
In an all around effort, the Spurs beat the Washington Wizards 118-92 Monday night. The Spurs had seven players post double figures; Diaw had 16 points, Splitter 15 and 12 boards, Parker 15 points, Duncan 14 points, Neal 13 points, Ginobili 12 and Bonner 11 points.
”They carved us up pretty good tonight,” Wizards coach Randy Wittman said.
”We knew we were going to play a lot of guys and kind of keep our minutes down especially after the tough one last night. We came in here and we gave them (the bench) a little lead and guys stepped up and started making shots and we extended that lead. And it’s just great to sit there in the fourth quarter, especially after the game we had last night,” PF Tim Duncan said.
The Spurs next face the Orlando Magic (5-8) on Wednesday November 28th.