Spurs are led by Aldridge’s 27
The San Antonio Spurs were without the services of one Kawhi Leonard who was out with stomach problems but a surging LaMarcus Aldridge stepped up again and carried the Spurs on his shoulder to help beat the Suns 119-98. Aldridge and company had a rough start to the game as Phoenix seemingly hit every shot in the first half (actually they shot a blistering 67.6%) and took a six point lead into half time.
”They really got into us physically and did a great job denying passing lanes and really gave themselves a chance to win,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. ”I just think our experience kind of took over in the end.”
The Spurs came out in the second half and played crushing defense, holding the Suns to 18 third quarter points and 16 fourth quarter points. Manu Ginobili scored all 12 of his points in the second half.
”I try to bring it every game,” Ginobili said. ”Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes things don’t go your way. At halftime, we were frustrated with the way we were playing. So, we all brought it in the second half. We played a lot better.”
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available for tonight’s game as well as for Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Get yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
Team Waives Laprovittola
The Phoenix Suns (9-22) will visit the AT&T Center tonight to take on our San Antonio Spurs (25-6) tonight in a Western Conference match up. While the Suns and Spurs are going in different directions, the Spurs know that a limping team is a team that can still hurt you so you have to punch the ticket and play the game.
The Spurs and Suns last met on December 15th and five Spurs ended up in double figures when the team as a whole shot a scorching 53%.
The overall regular season series stands at 88-75 with the Spurs winning the last eight and 20 of the last 24 games.
Great seats and affordable tickets for tonight game are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
Spurs Christmas Present to Fans
The San Antonio Spurs will be in Prime Time on Christmas Day as they face the Chicago Bulls in the confines of the AT&T Center. They are currently on a road trip that will take them to Los Angeles to face the Clippers tonight and then on to Portland tomorrow to face the Blazers but it’s the prime time game against the Bulls that will get the most attention.
The Spurs are coming off a 102-100 come from behind victory over their IH-10 rivals, the Houston Rockets last night as head coach Gregg Popovich out-coached NBA Brain Mike D’Antoni matching wits and subbing tit for tat every move made.
The Spurs were down by five at the midpoint in the fourth and Houston extended their lead to 96-83 before the Spurs got hot, reeling off 11 points to bring it to 96-94 before the Spurs finally put them away.
”We got a break because they shot terribly,” Ginobili said. ”We did a pretty good job of contesting many of them but they (missed) some open ones, too, and that’s not what they usually do.”
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 Christmas Day!