Bulls take care of home court/end Road Win Streak
The San Antonio Spurs (18-5, 2nd Western Conference) fell one game short of tying an All Time NBA record last night after falling to the Chicago Bulls (12-10, 7th Eastern Conference) 95-91 at the United Center. The Bulls were led by Dwayne Wade’s 20 points but they had five players in double figures and another three players within a basket of double figures. The Spurs were again led by Kawhi Leonard’s 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
”Streaks are a good sign when they’re positive and they’re a bad sign when they’re negative, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t give you anything else,” Former Bulls center Pau Gasol said.
For Head Coach Gregg Popovich, the loss was coming sooner rather than later because of sloppy first half play in a number of games leading up to the Bulls match last night.
”Our opponents have outplayed us physically and execute-wise in most first halves for most of the season, and somehow we pull it together in the second half and play harder and smarter than we did in the first half,” Popovich said. ”We got it to four, then some execution mistakes. That’s the disappointing part, that we’re not a very consistent team and we haven’t learned as a group the game is 48 minutes.”
At Home this weekend
The Spurs will regroup and take on the Brooklyn Nets (6-15, 14th Eastern Conference) at home tomorrow evening. The Nets are coming off a rare win over the Denver Nuggets (8-15, 11th Western Conference).
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The San Antonio Spurs, winners of eight of their last 11 games, faced off against their 2014 NBA Finals foes, the Miami Heat and the result was pretty much the same as it was in last years finals. The Spurs held the Heat to just 81 points while they finished the game with 95. The past four games, the Spurs have held their opponents under 92 points.
”They came out and played a good third quarter,” Guard Dwayne Wade said. ”Offensively they got it going. Defensively they turned it up a notch. They did what they’re supposed to do. They’re playing good right now. At this point, they’ve got more guns than we have. They’re the better team.”
The Spurs 48-26) continue their road trip with a back to back tonight against the Orlando Magic (22-52). The Magic are currently on a three game losing streak and are coming off a 111-97 loss to the Pistons on Friday.
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The Miami Heat rebounded from their exhausting loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, winning Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs 98-96 in San Antonio at the AT&T Center Sunday Night. For the Spurs, it was their first home loss in these 2014 Playoffs and if not for James being on the floor, the Spurs would have taken this game as well.
“Just play the game, try to play the game the right way. However the flow of the game is going, I just try to impose my will in some kind of way,” James said afterward. “Just myself and my teammates in a position to succeed, and I was happy in the fact that I was able to make some plays to help us get the victory tonight.”
Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich knew going into the series that perfection for 48 minutes would be required to take out the Squad from Miami.
“LeBron did a great job at his end and we had to be really pretty perfect at the other end and we didn’t,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “We didn’t take advantage. We made bad decisions. The ball stuck to us. We tried to do it individually and we’re not good enough to do that.”
Game 3 moves to Miami Tuesday night where Miami hopes to secure two more victories at home. For the Spurs, the home loss made the “drive for five” a little harder but not impossible.
“Now we’re in a tough situation because we’ve got to go to Miami and get one there,” Ginobili said in post game comments. “We don’t want to come back here down 3-1. It’s very hard to overcome that.”
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