Spurs host Pistons

Pistons could be what the Doctor ordered

While it is never good to count on a sure thing, the San Antonio Spurs (5-3, 5th Western Conference) are hoping to bounce back against the Detroit Pistons (4-4, 6th Eastern Conference) tomorrow night at the AT&T Center where they have dropped three straight games, including last nights 101-99 loss to the Houston Rockets.

Nothing that 48 Minutes of Defense can’t help

“We gave up 63 in the first half and 38 points in the second spurs-5half,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “That’s what we’ve been doing here at home: play a quarter or two of defense and a quarter or two of no defense. The consistency, in that regard, has not been good.”

The Pistons are having problems of their own and have yet to win a road game this season.  This could be just what the doctor ordered.

“(It’s about) just making sure that we’re competing on the defensive end, that we’re in right spots on offense,” Kawhi Leonard said. “This is my sixth year. We’ve had stretches where we played badly before. You always can turn it around.”

You can be there when they do!  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs this weekend!

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Spurs dismiss Bulls, prep for a Thunder storm

The Chicago Bulls came into the AT&T Center needing a win to keep pace with the Detroit Pistons for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They ended up on the wrong end of 109-101 loss.    The Pistons upset the Dallas Mavericks with a 102-96 in Big D moving a half game ahead of the Bulls.

In the Spurs victory, Tim Duncan became only the sixth player in NBA history to collect 15K rebounds, which he did midway through the 1st quarter when he received a standing ovation from the loyal Silver & Black crowd.

“I don’t know what they’re supposed to mean,” Duncan said. “They are what they are. Everybody keeps asking how does it feel. I don’t know what it’s supposed to feel like. I’ve been at it for a long time. I’m honored to be on a list with these guys and when I look back it will mean a whole lot, but right now I’m just trying to play better, trying to get healthy and trying to help the team.”

The Spurs have little time to dwell over individual accomplishments as they prepare for a hungry Oklahoma City Thunder squad taking the AT&T Center court tomorrow.  The Thunder are coming off a 120-108 thrashing of the Los Angeles Clippers and face a Minnesota Timberwolves squad that has won only 20 games.

“If you’re ever going to get better, if you’re ever going to win,” Timberwolves interim coach Sam Mitchell said, “you have to remember the times where you got your butt kicked.”

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!

Spurs drop game two

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.”

Tickets for the next three match ups are still available and on sale now.  Be sure to get yours now and be a Part of the Action!