The San Antonio Spurs have traded a future second round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings for Point Guard Ray McCallum. The move shores up the spot vacated by Corey Joseph, who signed on with the Toronto Raptors.
The San Antonio Spurs knew that the Clippers did what they were supposed to do in game 1, that is, defend home court. The Spurs, knowing that taking one from the Clippers was a necessity, did so Wednesday late night and into early Thursday morning in a hard fought 117-107 overtime victory. Tim Duncan led the way with 28 points and the new Defensive Player of the Year, Kawhi Leonard chipped in 23 points on a night that point guard Tony Parker went down with an Achilles injury. Coach Popovich was asked about Parker’s status after the game.
“I honestly don’t know,” Popovich said. “He went to the locker room and didn’t come back.”
The Spurs will need Parker if they want to defend their title in this years NBA Playoffs and his teammate Tim Duncan knows Parker will do what he has to to be on the court Friday night for game 3.
“I hope he’s able to play and play well for us,” Duncan said. “We need him for that. He’s a big part of what we do. So him not at 100 percent hurts us. But we’ll see. He’s a gamer. He’s going to go, and he’s going to get treatment for the next 48 hours. And when that ball goes up, I guarantee he’ll be out there because that’s the kind of player he is.”
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It looks like the San Antonio Spurs are beginning to come into championship form at about the right time. The Spurs, after falling to the lowly Knicks last Tuesday, the Spurs have reeled off three straight victories and none so impressive as yesterdays 114-95 victory over the playoff bound Atlanta Hawks. The road has not been kind to the Spurs this year and Point Guard Tony Parker is at a loss to explain just why.
“For whatever reason, we haven’t had the same rhythm like in years past,” said Parker. “It felt good to get one against a very good team. We had a good start, shot the ball well and ball movement was great again tonight,” Parker said. “It was one of those games where we played very well.”
The Spurs were led by Tiago Splitter (who hit 8 of his first 9 shots) who had a season high 23 points on 10-14 shooting.