The San Antonio Spurs, the NBA’s most productive team, let their bench help clean up with 70 points in a 123-98 whipping of former rival Utah Jazz. Tim Duncan led all starters with 18 points on 8-13 shooting while Kawhi Leonard chipped in 15 and David west 14.
“We’re going through the process of trying to get better every game,” said Spurs forward David West, who had season highs in points (18) and rebounds (13). “Continue to protect our home court and continue to focus on our defense. Regardless of who plays, we’re trying to make sure that we attempt to make it perfect. Even though perfection is not a possibility, we’re still looking to achieve it.”
“We’re eventually going to have a letdown,” veteran reserve Manu Ginobili said. “We’re pros, we shouldn’t. We have to fight hard to take every minute, every possession seriously. Considering that the goal is not to win today, but to get better for when it counts in four months. We still have margin for improvement.”
The Spurs will try to keep their home streak intact when the visiting New York Knicks take the court tomorrow night at the AT&T Center.
The San Antonio Spurs have won their third straight game over the New York Knicks, 94-84 at Madison Square Garden but the significance of the game is one for the record books. Spurs stalwart Tim Duncan posted team and NBA records on this night. Duncan set the record for most wins with a single team, eclipsing John Stockton’s 953 and looks to extend that record another 60 or more games this season, which should put it out of reach for a considerable time what with NBA players switching teams every two to four years. Duncan will be breaking his own record every time he steps on the floor.
Thus far this year, Duncan has passed Alex English to move into 16th place All Time scoring, moved into 8th in Career Rebounding passing Nate Thurmond then two days later passed Patrick Ewing to move into 6th place career blocks. He passed Moses Malone in April to move into 11th place NBA All Time career games and moved into 14th place passing Kevin Garnett in the NBA All Time Scoring list.
The Spurs take on the Wizards tomorrow night before heading back to the Alamo City for a game against the Charlotte Hornets. Tickets for both games are still available so be sure to get out and support your Spurs either on the road or at home!
After an ego-deflating loss to the New York Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs bounced back against the Milwaukee Bucks with an 11 point win, 114-103. It was a huge win considering the Spurs lost to one of the worst teams in the league in the Knicks. Games like the Knicks contest defy odds but add gravitas to the statement “that’s why they play the game.”
“I gave up a long time ago trying to understand the game of basketball,” Tony Parker said after the game. “It is weird. We just did a better job tonight of shooting the ball and playing the game better.”
The Spurs face Eastern Conference cellar dwellers The Boston Celtics. They should have no trouble against the lowly Celts, but, hey, that’s why they play the games! Get your tickets today!