Must face the Jazz, Warriors and Nuggets on the road first
The San Antonio Spurs have nothing left to prove in the regular season so whether or not they put their A- game effort remains to be seen. Keeping their home record at zero losses would seem to be the more important than going all out to win on the road.
Not that the team will not play at a high level, it could very well be the Spurs B team against the very same , especially against the Warriors, since they have given up a game at home now. Records are really unimportant to the Spurs collective where the big prize is always the only goal.
“We don’t pay attention, nor are allowed to care,” San Antonio guard Danny Green said. “It’s fun to be a part of something big, or be a part of history or make history, but we’re looking at the bigger pictures.”
For the Spurs during the Popovich era, it has always been about the title, but even Tim Duncan hitting his 1000th victory with the teams next win is something to talk about. He already owns the record for most victories with one team.
“He’s got a lot of miles on his body, and he still comes in day-in and day-out, first guy in the gym, last guy to leave,” Green said. “Same routine every day, lot of energy, great focus. It’s tough to do, and I don’t know how he continues to stay motivated playing 20 years and winning so many championships.”