The next four home games for the Defending Western Conference Champion San Antonio Spurs will test their mettle and fortitude as they face four playoff bound teams beginning with a nationally televised game against the Chicago Bulls tonight. Bulls have been battling injuries all season and actually have 142 player games missed due to injury. The team lost both Aaron Brooks and Bobby Portis in a 100-90 win on Monday night over the Milwaukee Bucks.
“I mean at this point it’s borderline comical,” veteran Mike Dunleavy said. “We just can’t stay healthy for whatever reason.”
Following the Bulls, the Spurs will host the Oklahoma City Thunder, the LA Clippers and the Portland Trailblazers. Plenty of great seat 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 kept their undefeated streak at the AT&T Center alive with a 101-95 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on a night that saw the rare ejection of Head Coach Gregg Popovich. The win added the Spurs to a very short list of Western Conference teams to have opened the season with a perfect 18-0 record at home. Other teams to do it were the 1978 Trailblazers and the 1986 Houston Rockets.
The Spurs were led, in part, by Rookie Boban Marjanovic, who had to step up after LaMarcus Aldridge had a bad night offering only six points to the contest. Marjanovic was a perfect 7-7 kicking in 17 points and four rebounds in under 15 minutes of play.
“I feel happy because I am part of this win,” Marjanovic said. “In the first half we played like, so-so, and in the second half much better and we showed we are a team. We showed in bad times that we can be a good team.”
“Both stretches he impacted well,” said Spurs assistant Ettore Messina, who took over for Popovich. “Not only with his game, that was a quality game, but also because he got the crowd involved, he got his teammates involved.”
The Spurs will go for home win number 19 tomorrow night against the Phoenix Suns in a Western Conference match. Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours today and be a part of Spurs History!
The San Antonio Spurs, in the midst of their annual Rodeo Road Trip, are also in the midst of a three game losing streak that threatens to derail the normally useful Road Trip and turn it into the first losing Rodeo Road Trip ever.
In the game against the Utah Jazz last night, the Spurs (2-4 on the RRT) committed 22 turnovers in 90-81 loss. Jazz fans, who are beginning to believe in their own French phenom, Rudy Gobert, watched as their club jumped out to a 13-8 lead which quickly ballooned to 11 points highlighted by three Trey Burke buckets and a Gobert alley-oop.
“He’s a long drink of water. He changes shots, blocks shots he does a good job,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of the 7″1″ Gobert.
Between today and Saturday, the Spurs still must face the Trailblazers, the Kings and the Suns.