Hawks visit AT&T Center
The revamped San Antonio Spurs took on the Phoenix Suns without their starters and lost by only five points. Gasol, Mills, Parker, Green and Ginobili did not even travel with the team to Talking Stick Resort Arena.
While the game was a sloppy affair with the Spurs committing 30 turnovers and 34 fouls, there were some bright moments and one particular shining star that sat on the bench the entire second half, Kawhi Leonard who finished the game with
The Spurs second preseason game is this Saturday at the AT&T Center as they host the Atlanta Hawks. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs open the 2015-16 season tonight against the Oklahoma City Thunder resuming their Western Conference rivalry and beginning the journey to be the Western Conference representative in the 2016 NBA Finals.
The starting five for the Spurs are expected to be Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan holding down the middle. Expected to start for the Thunder are Westbrook, Roberson, Durant, Ibaka and Adams.
The Spurs season home opener is this Friday 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 San Antonio Spurs execution with two top players out was a sight to see and the stand-ins did an excellent job making use of rare minutes on the court. Corey Joseph, in for Parker, scored 18 points, dished five assists and collected four boards while Ginobili’s stand in, Marco Belinelli was 7-12 from the field and 4-6 from the three point line to tally 20 points, six assists and two rebounds.
“I think he is getting his rhythm,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said of Belinelli. “He didn’t come back in great shape. At this point, he is starting to feel pretty good. The injury held him up after he was trying to get into shape. He is just beginning to start the season really.”
The Spurs face the Jazz, the Knicks, the Lakers and Nuggets this week. Be sure to get your tickets and help cheer on the Defending NBA Champions!