When the Kevin Durant sweepstakes began, the San Antonio Spurs know their chances were not great. But in the Spurs way of doing things, they were again silently looking at Bulls center Pau Gasol and hoping that maybe this was the year they could finally land the Spanish former third overall draft pick.
Leaving the Spurs thus far are David West (who is joining KD in Golden State) and Boris Diaw, who was traded to the Utah Jazz to make roster and cap space room for Gasol.
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Nobody took for granted that the first game for the revamped San Antonio Spurs was going to be a cakewalk because they now sported a Big five instead of a big three. And a cakewalk it was not. What it was, though, was a hard scrabble match of X’s and O’s and two teams that sported players who looked as if in mid-season form. In the end, the Spurs succumbed to a couple of ill timed errors and the will of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the entire Thunder squad that took the 112-106 win. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with a career regular season high of 32 points while Westbrook finished the game with 33 points.
The Spurs will be back home for their own home opener tomorrow night against the Brooklyn Nets. 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 the Friday!
The San Antonio Spurs had hoped to steal a game from the Oklahoma City Thunder but, Serge Ibaka aside, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook had other ideas for the night. The duo combined for 71 points and Westbrook set a career playoff five steals.
“I don’t know if it’s the best game we’ve ever played together, we ‘ve played so many games now but I think we have another level we can get to.”
Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich pulled the plug on his starters early on in the rout but the bench pulled within 12 points in the fourth quarter but Pop refused to put the starters back in, in an effort to preserve his aging trio of Duncan, Ginobili and Parker.
“Pop did a great job all season keeping us fresh,” Parker said. “I understand his decision (to keep the starters on the bench), I trust his judgment and now I just have to be ready for Game 5.”
Great seats for Game five are still available so be sure to get your tickets and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!