Rockets/Spurs renew IH-10 Rivalry
After experiencing only their second loss of the season against the LA Clippers Saturday Night, your San Antonio Spurs have had four days to reflect and correct after meeting the Heat, the Jazz twice and the Clippers last week.
Tonight they begin the road back to Winning Streak Lane against a Houston Rockets team (4-3, 7th Western Conference) that are coming off a 114-106 win over the Washington Wizards. The Spurs (5-2, 3rd Western Conference) have had four days of rest.
“It’s a good thing for us,” Popovich told reporters. “Considering the schedule that we just had, it’s a good thing. We need some time. We need some rest.”
The game kicks off at 7:30. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs against the Houston Rockets!
Clippers in town Saturday night
The San Antonio Spurs have a little bit of early retribution in mind as they take on the Utah Jazz tonight in a rematch that left the then undefeated Spurs scratching their heads with only their second home loss since March of 2015.
”Every loss is disappointing to me,” said Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who had a game-high 30 points. ”Just disappointed in our defensive effort. Our energy wasn’t there in the first quarter. They were knocking down shots in the fourth quarter. They scored 33 in the fourth and that’s not good either.”
So the Spurs will have the opportunity tonight to get even on the Jazz home court. This time, they will look to contain former Spur George Hill, who took over in the 4th quarter and ended the game with 22 points.
”Play like you’ve been there before,” Hill said. ”Coach Pop always instilled that into me my first three years here (in San Antonio). Don’t show really that much emotion, unless it’s part of the game, but act like you’ve been there before. That’s what I try to instill in the guys, move onto the next play every time.”
The Los Angeles Clippers (3-1, 2nd Pacific)will visit the AT&T Center this Saturday. Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your San Antonio Spurs!
Must face the Jazz, Warriors and Nuggets on the road first
The San Antonio Spurs have nothing left to prove in the regular season so whether or not they put their A- game effort remains to be seen. Keeping their home record at zero losses would seem to be the more important than going all out to win on the road.
Not that the team will not play at a high level, it could very well be the Spurs B team against the very same , especially against the Warriors, since they have given up a game at home now. Records are really unimportant to the Spurs collective where the big prize is always the only goal.
“We don’t pay attention, nor are allowed to care,” San Antonio guard Danny Green said. “It’s fun to be a part of something big, or be a part of history or make history, but we’re looking at the bigger pictures.”
For the Spurs during the Popovich era, it has always been about the title, but even Tim Duncan hitting his 1000th victory with the teams next win is something to talk about. He already owns the record for most victories with one team.
“He’s got a lot of miles on his body, and he still comes in day-in and day-out, first guy in the gym, last guy to leave,” Green said. “Same routine every day, lot of energy, great focus. It’s tough to do, and I don’t know how he continues to stay motivated playing 20 years and winning so many championships.”
Get your tickets to catch the final regular season game against the Golden State Warriors! Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are available still!