It wasn’t flashy nor pretty but the San Antonio Spurs victory over the Denver Nuggets set the tone for the rest of the weekend which features NBA heavyweights the LA Clippers and the Miami Heat.
The clock continues to turn back for Spurs PF Tim Duncan who finished the game with 23 points, 14 rebounds, 5 blocks and a steal.
“It’s a great win to start this homestand here,” Duncan said. “We’ve got some really tough games this part of the schedule down the stretch here. It’s going to be tough for us, so we need to win everyone we can get.”
The Clippers come to the AT&T Center tonight and are coming off a 105-91 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. The extra emphasis for the Clippers (if one is needed against the top seeded Spurs) it’s that with a victory over the Spurs, the Clippers can clinch the best season in franchise history.
“At the beginning of the season, we set some goals for the team,” coach Vinny Del Negro told the team’s official website Tuesday. “Obviously, to win the division. It’s all about improving throughout the season. I expect a lot from this team, but more importantly they expect a lot from themselves. We just want to play as consistently as possible, count them up at the end and hopefully be healthy going into the playoffs.”
The Miami Heat are coming off a 97-101 loss to the Chicago Bulls and face the New Orleans Hornets Friday night and the Spurs on Sunday.
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