• The San Antonio Spurs will conclude their Rodeo Road Trip in Chicago when they face the Bulls this Thursday night. The Bulls have been without star Joakim Noah due to injury but could he be returning to action versus the Spurs?
Asked if he will lobby the Bulls to come back Thursday when they host San Antonio for the last game before the break, Noah paused for a few seconds, then chose his words carefully.
“We’ll see how it feels,” he said. “I’m just taking it day by day. I’m just trying to get better and improve.” (dailyherald.com)
• Last night the Spurs defeated the New Jersey Nets and Spurs' Richard Jefferson, who used to play for the Nets, had this to say about his former team:
“One of the things with the group that I came with, we took a lot of pride in turning around the franchise,” the Spurs forward said before the Spurs 102-85 victory at the Prudential Center. “Even it was a defensive championship or making the playoffs every year, we all took that as a step in the right direction of making this an elite franchise.
“So, obviously, their struggles hurt.” (nydailynews.com)
• Check out this chart-of-the-day from Business Insider on the Spurs and their chances at reaching 70 wins this season:
Currently, the Spurs are just one game off the pace to finish 70-12 (below). In order to reach 70 wins, they will need to go 24-3 over the final 27 games. The Spurs did start the season 25-3, so they are capable. But with a 7.5-game lead in the Western Conference, you can be certain that Gregg Popovich will get his star players rest down the stretch. Still, if the Spurs are in reach the final week, history may be too tempting.
• Hoopism.com gives the greatest shots in NBA history and their location on the court. Find out which Spurs made the list.
Hit the jump to read what former Spurs' players George Gervin and Danny Ferry had to say about traveling on the road, Popovich on the Spurs' record, Tony Parker hosting a party in Las Vegas, how to win free tickets to the Spurs-Oklahoma City Thunder game this month, and more.