The 2015 Rodeo Road Trip will be one to remember and hopefully a record that will stand for a long time, that is, the most losses on said Rodeo Road Trip. For the Spurs, the trip is usually a bonding period where the team gels into playoff form. This season, however, the Spurs went sub .500 for the first time with a 4-5 record. The bright spot? The last two games were won by a combined 37 points.
“We played well in some games and lost, and played well the last two nights and won,” Head Coach Gregg Popovich said after the Suns victory. “We’re starting to get in a better rhythm I think.”
For Tim Duncan, it’s all about confidence. For him as well as his team.
“We need to be confident, individually and as a team. It’s been shot for a while,” Duncan said before departing Phoenix. “We’re going to start building it back and winning some games. That’s the only way it’s going to come.”
The (re)building begins this Wednesday, March 4th as they begin a six game home stand beginning with the Sacramento Kings, whom the Spurs beat last Friday night in Sacramento 107-96. A game which Kings Coach George Karl think they should have won.
“I just think the effort, the energy and the intensity we had was first class,” Karl said Fridays game. “But the basketball IQ in the fourth quarter? I am not saying it was bad, but it sure wasn’t good.”