The San Antonio Spurs (14-3) will look to shake off a home loss to the Rockets and bounce back as they host the Atlanta Hawks (9-9) tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 106-112 loss to Houston at home. Their first home loss of the season. Tony Parker finished with a season-high 27 points while Tim Duncan had 20 in the loss.
The Hawks are coming off a 101-108 loss to the Wizards. Paul Millsap had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta.
And as the Spurs look to avoid their first losing streak of the season (and welcome back former Spurs coach Mike Budenholzer), here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• The Hawks have lost the last 15 visits to San Antonio by an average of 17.5 points.no comments
You might as well call this new trend "The Mike Tomlin". The Pittsburgh Steelers coach made a controversial play on the field in a game against the Baltimore Ravens and we saw a basketball version of it on Saturday night when the San Antonio Spurs hosted the Houston Rockets.
While Tim Duncan was trying to inbounds the ball before halftime, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale attempted to get too close to the action in possibly getting in TD's passing lane or obstructing his vision. Check out the video below.no comments
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the San Antonio Spurs will be calling up current NBA D-League player Malcolm Thomas who spent time in San Antonio two years ago.
Hearing: Malcolm Thomas will soon be on his way to San Antonio as a D-League callup from the LA D-Fenders— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) December 2, 2013
The San Antonio Spurs announced Sunday morning that they have assigned center Aron Baynes and guard Nando De Colo to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.
Both players are eligible to play per the team statement in the Toros' home-opener Sunday against the Delaware 87ers.
Through 10 games this season, Baynes is averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game.
In six games this season, De Colo is averaging 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 9.0 minutes per game.
AT&T CENTER - 12 + 12 +12 + 12 = 48
It’s common addition to most and for any NBA player, those 12 minutes in four quarters represent one of their games as a whole. For the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, the Houston Rockets were a reminder of how vital each of those minutes is.
“When you play a good basketball team, you’ve got to come with passion, edge, and aggressiveness for 48 minutes,” said Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich of his team, “and we did that for a half.”
“I think it was a good lesson for our guys, they got embarrassed for a whole half.”no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (14-2) host their Texas rival, Houston Rockets (12-5), tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 109-91 win over Orlando. Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Marco Belinelli chipped in with 19 points as well in the win.
The Rockets are coming off a 114-95 win over the Nets. Chandler Parsons paced Houston with 21 points in the win.
And as the Spurs look to flex their home dominance versus the Rockets, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• The Spurs are 7-0 home, where they have also won seven straight against the Rockets.no comments
There was a time when everything the San Antonio Spurs did was based on the nightly contributions of Tim Duncan, and a brief moment when those entire foundations nearly came crumbling down on a free agent trip to Orlando.
A decade has passed since Duncan rejected a compelling free agency pitch from Orlando, and though Duncan remains a significant fixture in the Spurs success, he's no longer the end all be all. On any given night, however, Duncan can summon a reasonable facsimile of his former self and show just enough for Orlando Magic fans to imagine what might have been.no comments