The defending Champions Spurs (13-4) are on the road visiting the Brooklyn Nets (7-9) at the Barclays Center tonight. The Nets are coming off a 98-93 victory over the New York Knicks Tuesday evening. The Spurs are coming off a 109-103 victory over the winless Philadelphia 76er’s in which both Tim Duncan and Tony Parker did not play. The go to guy (and according to Coach Pop, he needs to play a bigger role) was Kawhi Leonard who notched his fourth 20 point game this season with 26 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals.
“We’re trying to loosen up a bit and give him more of a green light,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said.
Former Spurs Assistant turned Philly head coach Brett Brown had his hands full trying to keep his former team down and were competitive for most of the game.
“The first half was not played with much energy,” Brown said. “I’ve seen it with our guys. We play the Spurs, we’re sort of star struck for a second. We had no juice, no energy.”