Spurs emerge victorious in sloppy affair


The San Antonio Spurs survived Kobe’s final appearance and the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night 106-102 at the AT&T Center in what turned out to be a very sloppy game for the Silver and Black…but it was hard not to just watch the magnificence of Kobe.  To some of the Spurs vets, it had that old time rivalry feel and the sidelines even included a music superstar not known for Spurs games, Selena Gomez, who was obviously rooting for the Silver and Black.

“I thought it was great,” San Antonio point guard Tony Parker said. “It was a great game, fans were into it. It felt a little bit like the old days in the playoffs, Spurs and the Lakers.”

Even Coach Popovich, who acknowledged the sloppy game, was caught watching Bryant.

“It was a pretty sloppy game from our perspective,” Coach Popovich said. “And you hate to think it’s because they had an easy time last night [against the Mavericks], but you wonder about it and you talk about it. It’s the NBA and everybody comes to play and everybody comes to win. It’s all the same stuff every night. You’ve got to execute, and we didn’t for a lot of the game, and [LA] was fired up. It was a great night for Kobe, which is thrilling to me because I think he’s great. But now, we can enjoy the Dallas win. Losing tonight would’ve taken that away, so we’re glad it came out the way it did.”

The Spurs embark on their annual Rodeo Road Trip in which they will face the Heat, the Magic, the Clippers, the Lakers, Suns, Kings, Jazz, Rockets before returning home to the AT&T Center on March 2nd for a game against the Detroit Pistons.

Tickets for any of the road games and of course their next home game are still available.  Get yours today and support your Spurs on the Road!



“Sleepers of the West” rock Heat at home

Miami never led in game two of the season match up.

The talk at the mid point of the season was that the “Old” San Antonio Spurs we able to beat up on sub-par teams but could not muster wins against the top tier teams of the league. And, quite frankly, they couldn’t.  But you never heard the “P” word – Panic- come from the organization and anyone who resides withing the Spurs viewing range were not really concerned, since it was the Spurs being the Spurs, after all.

And now, with less than 20 games remaining on the regular season schedule, the Spurs are beating those team that they “couldn’t beat.”  In the month of February, the Spurs took care of the Clippers (113-103), the Trailblazers the following day (111-109), the Mavericks (106-112), thumped Cleveland (122-101) while setting an All Time NBA Team Record for Assists then handled the Heat 87-111 who served up their worst performance of the year.

With 21 games remaining  with a handful of top tier teams on the schedule to include the Bulls, Blazers, Jazz, Pacers, Grizzlies, Thunder and the Rockets.  Be sure to get out and support your Spurs as they prepare for a run through the playoffs.  Great seats and tickets still remain!

Spurs looking to close out Jazz

With the need to win game 3 in Utah, the Jazz have been taken out of their game by one of the NBA’s most fundamentally solid teams.  There are no Jazz players spouting the cliches such as “our backs are against the wall” or “we just need to hold serve.”  No instead it seems as though the Jazz are on a love fest.

“I just think we’re playing against a team that is at its peak,” Al  Jefferson said. “I don’t see nobody beating them. We ain’t given up trying. But this is a great team.”

For the Spurs, it is business as usual and the team knows just what it takes to win.  PG Tony Parker for one knows what it takes to move on.

“We can’t be satisfied with ourselves,” Parker said. “Make sure we keep the same mentality. Keep playing well. Keep playing with a lot of energy.”

Game 4 is scheduled for 8 PM Eastern time at Energy Solutions Arena is Salt Lake City.