Spurs take Game 1 in best of 7 with Lakers

It wasn’t a shooting exhibition but it was good enough as the San Antonio Spurs ran away with a 91-79 victory at the AT&T Center. The Lakers shot just 41% and 20% from the three point line. The Lake show also gave up 18 turnovers.

“I thought tonight was the best defense we’ve played in three or four weeks,” head coach Gregg Popovich said. “It came at a good time.”

The Spurs didn’t shoot much better.  By the end of the game they were shooting an erratic 37.6% and 31.8% from the three-point line.  They were led by Tim Duncan (17 points, 10 rebounds 3 steals) and Tony Parker (18 points, 8 assists 3 steals) but Parker could do nothing but praise the return of Manu Ginobili.

“He is a huge key with what we do,  He has been here a long time and really knows our system and tonight he made some timely threes and was our energy off the bench…We are going to need that if we want to go far in the playoffs.”

Game 2 will tip off Wednesday at 9:30 PM so be sure to get your tickets!

Spurs face familiar foe in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs

It was a gritty win for the Los Angeles Lakers as they overcame the Houston Rockets in a 99-95 overtime game at Staples Center.  The win eliminated the Utah Jazz from the playoffs but placed the Lakers squarely in the path of the San Antonio Spurs quest for another NBA Championship.

Be sure to get  your tickets and cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!

Series schedule

Game 1 — Sunday, at San Antonio, 2:30

Game 2 — Wednesday, at San Antonio, 8:30 pm

Game 3 — Friday, April 26, at Los Angeles, 9:30 pm

Game 4 — Sunday, April 28, at Los Angeles, 6:00 pm

Game 5 (if necessary) — Tuesday, April 30, at San Antonio, TBA

Game 6 (if necessary) — Thursday, May 2, at Los Angeles, TBA

Game 7 (if necessary) — Saturday, May 4, at San Antonio, TBA

Spurs drop game to Hornets

Spurs 9-game streak began and ended with Hornets

The San Antonio Spurs said all the right things before Monday nights game at the New Orleans Arena; IE that this is a dangerous team and you must play a complete game against them. Well, the Spurs seemed to have forgotten that as the 4th quarter rolled around.

Head Coach Monty Williams praised his team and especially their defense after the game.

“To hold this team to 88 points is a great sign for our defense,” coach Williams said. “Confidence, to me, comes when you defend the right way, and I thought we did that tonight.”

Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich  could do nothing but agree with his former player turned head coach.

“We played a well-coached aggressive, well-executing team,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “They did a great job at both ends of the court. They just whipped us.”

The Spurs next face the slumping LA Lakers Wednesday at 8 pm.