The San Antonio Spurs have lost their second power player in two days when Forward/Center Aaron Baynes agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons that could pay out as much as $20 million for three years with a player option in year two.
That the Spurs would allow another big man to leave the fold, they must be very confident that they will be able to land Portland PF LaMarcus Aldridge. The Phoenix Suns have now also entered the fray, sending three players to clear cap space in order to land Aldridge.
“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to play with Detroit,” Baynes explained. “I can’t wait to work with the great coaches and players already at the club. We are going to surprise some people.”
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The Los Angeles Clippers rebounded from the drubbing they took at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 with a 114-105 win in the Alamo City. The Clippers shot 53% from the field for the game.
The Spurs are looking to rebound tomorrow night and get another win in LA before heading back here for game 6. Winning on the road is something Popovich led Spurs teams are used to doing.
“We have won there before,” said Spurs forward Tim Duncan. “We know how to win on the road. We have some stuff we can clean up easily, so we have to do that and by ready for their best shot.”
And their best shot is what the Spurs expect the Clippers to deliver early in Game 6.
“Game 5 is big, obviously,” Duncan said, “but it’s not over until you get the fourth game.”
Tickets for games 5 and 6 are on sale now. Be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your defending NBA Champion Spurs back to the finals!
The defending champion San Antonio Spurs, have been quietly taking care of business this year and, as the team always does, they have not cared to concern themselves with what every other team in the league was doing. Pundits, as they always do, counted them out again as a step slower, a year older and not able to sustain the high play they showed in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Yet, the Spurs now find themselves in second place in the Western Conference with one final game against the New Orleans Pelicans left to play.
“We are just going to play the games,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Wherever we end up, that’s what we’ll do. We can only control our game.”
In taking out the Phoenix Suns 107-91 yesterday afternoon, SG Danny Green set a new franchise record for made three pointers in a season once held by “The Rifleman” Chuck Pearson with 190. Green ended the game with 191 made three’s.
“Both unbelievably great shooters in their time,” Forward Tim Duncan said. “Danny is really coming into his own now. He is comfortable in his role and what he has to do and what he is allowed to do.”
The Spurs have one final game, on the road, against the New Orleans Pelicans. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are astill available so be sure to get yours today!!