Friday marked 17 years since the last time both San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan and Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had not been on the floor in a matchup between the Spurs and Lakers at all.
Though both stars were out due to injuries, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, and Pau Gasol were in Staples Center as the Lakers jumped out to an early 15-point lead over the Spurs, who started off sloppy, but then overcame the deficit in the second half to win the game 91-85. Here’s the rundown of the Spurs’ second season win.
Halftime: Spurs 41, Lakers 42
Who won the half?no comments
For a preview of tonight’s San Antonio Spurs game against the Los Angeles Lakers, I turned to Lakers blogger and a great friend of Project Spurs, Rey Moralde aka Rey Rey aka spicegal4life on the Spice Girls fan message boards. Ok, just kidding on the last part, I hope.
Here are his responses to my five pregame questions for him.
1. What is your early analysis on the Lakers after their first two games? They were very impressive in their win against the Clippers, but then lost against Golden State and Stephen Curry, who had a great night against the Lakers.no comments
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook could reportedly make his return to the team in the next few weeks, this according to Yardbarker (via Adrian Wajnarowski). As you may remember, Westbrook suffered an injury to his knee during last years playoffs.
During the offseason, Westbrook would go in for a second surgery on his knee, due to a lose stitch. The team opened up their season with a win against the Utah Jazz, and team officials stated that the timetable for his return would be six to eight weeks. As the report states, barring any setback, the Thunder could see their other All-Star back in uniform by mid-November.no comments
So his comments during ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the St Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, the “Round Mound of Rebound” gave a halftime interview shouldn’t come as a big surprise. When the topic of the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA season came up, he had this to say about the silver and black.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (1-0) will get their first game on the road in the new season with a visit to L.A. to face the Lakers (1-1). The Spurs and Lakers met in the opening round of last season's West playoffs where San Antonio handed L.A. an early exit with a sweep (4-0). However, the Lakers have made changes including losing Dwight Howard to free agency (signed with Houston) and are still without Kobe Bryant who is recovering from an Achilles injury.
The Spurs are coming off a 101-94 win over the Grizzlies in the team's home opener. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 14 points in the win but it was a costly win as Tim Duncan was injured (chest contusion) he suffered in the game. He traveled with the team to L.A. but is doubtful to play as he is day-to-day.
The Lakers are coming off a 94-125 loss to the Warriors in Oakland. Pau Gasol scored 12 with seven rebounds for L.A. in the loss.
And as the Spurs get set to kick-off a mini 3-game road trip, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest.no comments
I know, I know. Why are you taking all of us back to that dreadful game seven when our beloved Spurs lost to the Heat. It is a day that I will never forget, and it still makes my stomach turn. I though am here to show you what game seven would sound like if it were told by British commentators.
"Hello netball fans, set your watches to BMT, that is basketball meantime." From that point, the next 2-minutes and 43 seconds was pure audio gold.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs announced that Tim Duncan will be day-to-day with a chest contusion.
Duncan, doubtful for tomorrow's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, traveled with the team on their three-game west coast road trip. The Spurs are slated to play in Portlandand Denver . The 17-year-veteran collided with Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen in the third quarter. He left the game, and Memphis outscored the Spurs by 10 points in the final 21 minutes of the game to cut the final margin to seven points.
San Antonio is 13-8 in the past two seasons without Duncan in the lineup.no comments
With the San Antonio Spurs beginning their quest to return to the NBA Finals with a opening night victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The taste of how the things ended last June is still fresh in the mind of both Spurs fans and players alike.
Before the home opener Tim Duncan shared his thoughts on how last season ended. Needless to say, much like the city he plays for where they still "Remember the Alamo," he doesn't want to forget the loss to the Heat in the Finals.no comments