Clippers in town Saturday night
The San Antonio Spurs have a little bit of early retribution in mind as they take on the Utah Jazz tonight in a rematch that left the then undefeated Spurs scratching their heads with only their second home loss since March of 2015.
”Every loss is disappointing to me,” said Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who had a game-high 30 points. ”Just disappointed in our defensive effort. Our energy wasn’t there in the first quarter. They were knocking down shots in the fourth quarter. They scored 33 in the fourth and that’s not good either.”
So the Spurs will have the opportunity tonight to get even on the Jazz home court. This time, they will look to contain former Spur George Hill, who took over in the 4th quarter and ended the game with 22 points.
”Play like you’ve been there before,” Hill said. ”Coach Pop always instilled that into me my first three years here (in San Antonio). Don’t show really that much emotion, unless it’s part of the game, but act like you’ve been there before. That’s what I try to instill in the guys, move onto the next play every time.”
The Los Angeles Clippers (3-1, 2nd Pacific)will visit the AT&T Center this Saturday. 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!
The San Antonio Spurs dispatched of Paul George and the Indiana Pacers yesterday in a game that saw David West go against the team he spurned to sign with the Spurs. Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 24 while Rodney Stuckey led the Pacers with 16 and former Spur George Hill who scored 15 points on 70% shooting.
“They’re strong on defense because they’re strong on offense,” said Hill. “You have to play defense for only 24 seconds but you feel like you have to play for 26 seconds because they move the ball so well.”
The Spurs take their show on the road when they face the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow night in Minnesota before heading back to Texas for a game against their IH-10 rival Houston Rockets. The Spurs will be back in action at the AT&T Center on Sunday for a night game against the Denver Nuggets. There are still plenty of great seats and affordable tickets so be sure to get yours today and cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
Freshly-minted Atlanta GM Danny Ferry hasn’t wasted any time putting his stamp on his new team. The former Spurs administrator pulled off a pair of major moves on Tuesday, for a mass of expiring contracts while .
In addition to freeing the Hawks from the $90 million remaining on Johnson’s deal — one that had been considered virtually untradeable — Ferry also put the Hawks in position of clearing cap space to go after both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in next year’s free agency sweepstakes. It’s a slim hope at best — Paul has a great situation with Blake Griffin and the Clippers, and Howard would likely have little interest in the Hawks without him — but it’s better than being stuck with the dead weight that is Johnson’s contract.
Brooklyn, meanwhile, has given Deron Williams another reason to consider staying with the Nets, while still retaining some of its assets. Williams is expected to make his decision between Brooklyn and Dallas as early as today. But the Nets would also seem to have , leaving the Orlando center’s future even more murky after reportedly demanding a trade to the Nets, and only the Nets. That could seemingly open the door for another suitor, such as the Lakers, or force Howard to play out a lame-duck season with the Magic before hitting the open market.
If Williams bolts for Big D, the Nets will reportedly .
* The Suns are to restricted SG Eric Gordon.
* Former Spur George Hill
* The Kings are taking a
* Small forward Grant Hill’s services are
* Small forward Nicolas Batum has
* The Rockets are ready to
* The Clippers want to