Of the past seven games the Spurs have won, five were against playoff contenders and one was the league leading Golden State Warriors who brought with them the best defense in the NBA only it wasn’t last night. Kawhi Leonard had his way with the Warriors, and after Coach Pop put him on Stephen Curry, who reeled off 13 straight points, Curry didn’t score again.
“Kawhi was phenomenal, he was the best player on the floor,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “It was Kawhi’s night.”
“He’s playing with more patience. He knows the shots are going to come, so he doesn’t have to force and keep looking for his moment. We’re not dumb. We’re going to look for him. We need him to score like that. He understands that now,” Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili told ESPN’s Michael Wallace.
The Spurs are jelling at the perfect time and the game against the Warriors put the rest of the NBA on notice as they handed the East leading Warriors their worst loss of the season.
The Spurs hit the road to visit the Oklahoma City Thunder tomorrow night. The Thunder have lost five of their last six games with their last victory coming against the Phoenix Suns on March 29th. Be sure to get your tickets and help support your San Antonio Spurs on the road! Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available!