It’s been two years since the San Antonio Spurs lost in the Western Conference Finals in six games at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder. With both teams returning with a majority of the same players from that series and also some new and developing ones, Wednesday’s first matchup between the two could be an early glimpse of what the Western Conference Finals could be like this coming season.
Here’s a look at some numbers the Spurs (13-1) and Thunder (9-3) are posting on average as they prepare to face each other in Oklahoma City.
Offensive Numbers, meet the Defensive Numbers
Points: Spurs 102.1 - 10th, Thunder 103.5 - 9th
Opponent Points: Spurs 90.1 - 2nd, Thunder 97.9 - 12thno comments
The San Antonio Spurs (13-1) will face their Western Conference rival, Oklahoma City Thunder (9-3) tonight in Oklahoma and put their 11-game winning streak on the line.
The Spurs are coming off a 112-93 thrashing of the Pelicans in San Antonio. Tony Parker scored 14 and handed out 7 assists while Boris Diaw tallied 13 points and 5 rebounds. Tiago Splitter is probable for tonight's matchup.
The Thunder are coming off a 95-73 win over the Jazz. Kevin Durant finished with 19 points in the victory.
And as these two West powers get set to clash, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Thunder are 6-0 at home this season.no comments
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is quickly making his doubters bite their tongues and helping his faithful forget his below-average season last year. He's showing glimpses of a rejuvenated Ginobili with his vintage play so far and last night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans was no exception.
Check out the video below of Ginobili's 16 point (6-7 FG, 4-5 3FG) and 6 assist night along with some nifty passes to go along with them.no comments
Darren Wolfson whom is a sports anchor and report for Minneapolis 5 Eyewitness News and the host of 1500 ESPN Radio sent out a tweet last night concerning Dante Cunningham whom plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
You can read into the tweet as much as you want but their is some indication from him that the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers are have in fact asked about the young small forward and could possibly make a play at him in July as an unrestricted free agent.no comments
On this episode of the News 4 SA-Project Spurs, San Antonio Spurs Roundtable, Jeff Garcia and Aaron Preine breakdown the Spurs 12-1 start of the new season.
Is it fools gold considering the sub-par teams they are beating in the winning streak? Are they any positives or negatives about the hot start to the season? The panel breaks it all down.
To end the show, Jeff and Aaron look at Tim Duncan's struggles from the field and ponder if Tony Parker is playing a bit too much early in the season.
All this and much more on this episode of the Spurs Roundtable.
At 13-1, the San Antonio Spurs are now off to their best franchise start since the 2010-11 season. Is this Spurs team the real deal? Is the defense as good as the numbers claim them to be? Maybe.
Jospeh versus Mills, Derrick Rose is hurt again, Kobe's new contract, and the early rumblings of trade talk. Quixem Ramirez (@Quixem) and Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) join host Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar) to break all this down and more on the one and only Spurscast. The original Spurs Podcast.
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Music: Mustache Man by Cakeno comments
AT&T CENTER--Seated in front of his locker, quickly changing clothes before the horde of cameras make their way two seats over and invade his space for Manu Ginobili's customary post game media scrum, Boris Diaw hastily throws on a custom t-shirt with a cartoon likeness of himself. His physique, while far removed from the Charlotte Bobcat post-lockout days that spurred a thousand overweight jokes, still remains far from the sculpted pinnacle of physical perfection we associate with world class athletes.
Conversing with Diaw is Matt Bonner, a pale, red-headed big man who looks and dresses like what you what expect from a basketball player from the basketball hotbed of New Hampshire. Alongside Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli, and Patty Mills, the San Antonio Spurs second unit is perhaps the least physically imposing lineup in the NBA today. And perhaps its most entertaining.no comments