The San Antonio Spurs went into Philly and blew the doors off of the 76er’s 119-68, setting a franchise record for the biggest win – 51 points – and upped their record to 18-4 second in the league only to the 22-0 Golden State is sporting.
”That’s embarrassing,” Sixer’s third-year coach Brett Brown said.
”What’s tough is, I know (Brown’s) a hell of a coach,” Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich said. ”But it’s not a fair battle. Talent for talent, it’s ridiculous.”
The Spurs return home Friday to take on Kobe Bryant and his LA Lakers but must first head north for a game against the Toronto Raptors tomorrow evening.
Plenty of tickets are available for the Kobe Farewell Tour/LA Lakers game this Friday. Get yours today and help say goodbye to a superstar.
Head to Head Record 2-2
The defending NBA Champion Spurs (55-27) road to a repeat Championship (and three-peat to the NBA Finals) begins in Los Angeles and this time the Lakers are nowhere to be seen. This time, Doc Rivers, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clipppers (56-26) will provide the competition in the first round. The match up, their first since the Spurs swept them in 2003, should be one of the premier match ups of all the playoffs, especially in comparison to the East match up of Brooklyn (38-44) vs Atlanta (60-22).
“You probably never want to play the Spurs in the first round if you have a choice,” Griffin told the LA Times. “The Spurs are playing their best basketball, like they normally tend to do.”
Tickets for the first round are on sale now so be sure to get out and support your San Antonio Spurs as they make their way through the 2015 NBA Playoffs
The defending NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs have been on a terror as of late winning 13 of their last 16 games, the past few of them against playoff contenders. Whether on the road or at home, the Spurs just keep on winning. The Memphis Grizzlies were their latest victim, taking a 103-89 whipping by the champs in San Antonio. The team was lead by Kawhi Leonard’s 25 and 10.
“What Kawhi did today was incredible and it was fun to watch,” teammate Manu Ginobili said.
What Leonard “did” was use huge mismatches to get just about whatever shot he wanted. Leonard went on to score 15 points in the 4th quarter on 6-7 shooting including a 3-pointer.
“We went to him and he went to himself,” head coach Gregg Popovich said. “It was little bit of both. He was rolling and he felt it.”
“I was getting the shots that I wanted,” Leonard said. “Guys were looking for me and they fell.”
The Spurs have today to rest up before taking on Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat in Miami. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets still remain so be sure to get yours now and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs in Miami!