The San Antonio Spurs, the NBA’s most productive team, let their bench help clean up with 70 points in a 123-98 whipping of former rival Utah Jazz. Tim Duncan led all starters with 18 points on 8-13 shooting while Kawhi Leonard chipped in 15 and David west 14.
“We’re going through the process of trying to get better every game,” said Spurs forward David West, who had season highs in points (18) and rebounds (13). “Continue to protect our home court and continue to focus on our defense. Regardless of who plays, we’re trying to make sure that we attempt to make it perfect. Even though perfection is not a possibility, we’re still looking to achieve it.”
“We’re eventually going to have a letdown,” veteran reserve Manu Ginobili said. “We’re pros, we shouldn’t. We have to fight hard to take every minute, every possession seriously. Considering that the goal is not to win today, but to get better for when it counts in four months. We still have margin for improvement.”
The Spurs will try to keep their home streak intact when the visiting New York Knicks take the court tomorrow night at the AT&T Center.