EMBARK ON RODEO ROAD TRIP
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!
The San Antonio Spurs have done it quietly, like they do all things Spurs, but have achieved NBA greatness. With the recent struggles of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Spurs have become the team with the highest winning percentage. With a percentage of .610, the Spurs have won two out of every three games over the last 15 years.
The Spurs hope to add to that percentage when they face the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night, their first game back from their mostly unsuccessful Rodeo Road Trip. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets still remain so be sure to get yours today and help cheer on your Defending NBA Champions!
The defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, winners of eight of their last 10 games picked up their second consecutive victory, disposing of the Milwaukee Bucks 95-101. The Spurs now await the arrival of the Charlotte Hornets, who are coming off a victory over the hapless New York Knicks.
The Spurs, after losing to the Bulls playing “… embarrassing basketball,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I want my money back.” The team came into the game against the Lakers with an attitude that carried over to the Bucks. Although the Bucks game had a bit of a learning curve to it.
“Actually, when they’re young and they’ve changed their team a bit, and their coach, it takes a little while to get used to it,” Duncan said. “We hadn’t seen them. It took a half to get used to what they were doing. And then when we did, we did a much better job; taking care of the ball, moving the ball and luckily we made some shots.”
The Spurs will have a couple of days before the Hornets game this Wednesday. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to get yours now and help support your defending NBA Champion Spurs!