The San Antonio Spurs (23-7) will host the Brooklyn Nets (10-20) tonight on New Year's Eve at the AT&T Center to close out 2013.
The Spurs are coming off a 112-104 win over the Kings. Manu Ginobili scored a season-high 28 points and Tim Duncan finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
The Nets are coming off a 91-105 loss to the Pacers. Paul Pierce scored a team-high 18 points in the loss. Also, the Nets will be looking to snap a 10-game losing streak in San Antonio.
And as the Spurs hope to start the new year on the right foot, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Spurs are 4-4 in their last eight home games.no comments
San Antonio Spurs draftee Adam Hanga is making his mark with Spanish club Laboral Kutxa and recently showed off his hops in a recent game.
While driving to the rim, Hanga took off and totally posterized a player trying to defend him. What made the dunk even more special was how he did it with one hand. Sick!
Check out Hanga's dunk of the night.no comments
Tony Parker, a year removed from last year's Halloween party gaffe, in which he and Tim Duncan posed for a photo with their "guns" aimed toward a guy dressed as Joey Crawford, is mired in another controversy.
Parker and comedian Dieudonne Mbala-Mbala flashed the quenelle gesture, which is essentially the Nazi salute in reverse. (Photo via algemeiner.com)
AT&T CENTER – When he attended San Diego State University, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard averaged 25% shooting from 3-point range in his two-year career with the Aztecs.
In two years in the NBA, Leonard shot 38% in his rookie year and 37% in his second year. In college, Leonard never took more than 86 three pointers in a season, whereas in the NBA, he took 104 in his rookie season alone.
Coming out of college and into the NBA, Leonard wasn’t known for his ability to shoot from the outside. On Sunday, before the Spurs defeated the Sacramento Kings, I spoke with Kings guard Jimmer Fredette who played against Leonard in college at BYU (Brigham Young University) about Leonard’s transition into the NBA.
According to Fredette, back in college, Leonard wasn’t known for his outside shooting ability.no comments
San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills has been updating his blog on NBA Australia pretty regularly, and in his latest entry, he spoke about having the chance to play in a game with two of his Australian teammates.
Mills started a game recently against the Golden State Warriors with Aron Baynes, and his countryman Andrew Bogut was in the lineup for the Warriors. The Spurs had several players out, and aside from being able to secure an exciting win, the game also made history.no comments
While our readers are die-hard San Antonio Spurs fans, we know several of them love supporting other local sports as well.
Leija*Battah Promotions have brought boxing back to San Antonio and have made it a key location and venue for big events throughout the year. They are also big Spurs fans and read Project Spurs regularly, so they've decided to extend an offer for a giveaway to a Project Spurs reader.no comments
AT&T CENTER – “When he (Rudy Gay), Demarcus (Cousins), and Isaiah (Thomas) play as well as they did the other night, they give us a three-headed monster if you will,” said Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone, in referring to the Kings’ recent win over the Miami Heat, prior to tip-off in San Antonio against the Spurs.
The 3-Headed Monster showed up in San Antonio Sunday as the three players combined for 80 points but it was Manu Ginobili’s season-high 28 points and the Spurs’ widespread attack that helped San Antonio comeback from a 9-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the Kings 112-104.
The Spurs had a steady lead in the first half as Ginobili and Boris Diaw helped San Antonio create a one-time 15-point lead on Sacramento. Cousins kept the Kings out of ‘blow-out’ range with 14 points in the first half as the Spurs took a 57-49 lead into the half.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (23-7) host the Sacramento Kings (9-19) tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 111-98 win over the Mavericks. Tim Duncan finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds, while Danny Green finished with 22 points.
The Kings are coming off a 108-103 overtime win over the Heat. DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 17 rebounds, while Rudy Gay added 26 points.
And as the Spurs look to pick up the win, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:
• The Kings are 5-3 when leading at the half.no comments