AT&T CENTER--Misery, and cold fronts, seem to follow the Cleveland Cavaliers where ever they go these days. With a drearily cold drizzle arriving at the arena roughly around the same time as their team bus, the Cavaliers found no refuge in the warm confines of the AT&T Center.
Inside the Cavaliers ran into the NBA's hottest team on a night when the San Antonio Spurs managed to correct the few flaws that had plagued them this early in the season. Namely, Tim Duncan reached into his old bag of tricks to solve a new problem, shrugging off his cold spell with a vintage bank shot from the wing. Duncan shot 4-for-6 from the field, Tiago Splitter picked up where he left off from the night before, dropping in a variety of hook shots and quick step through moves (with a dunk no less), and the game was over faster than Cavaliers coach Mike Brown could say, "Dellavedova, you're starting off guarding Tony Parker tonight."no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (11-1) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-9) tonight at the AT&T Center as the Spurs look to win their 10th game in a row.
The Spurs are coming off a 102-86 win over Memphis last night. Tony Parker paced the Spurs with a team-high 20 points. Kawhi Leonard finished with 12 points in the win.
The Cavs are coming off a 100-104 loss to the Pelicans. Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in the loss.
And as the Spurs look to keep their hot start to the season going, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Spurs have won their last seven games by an average of 15.6 points.no comments
The Austin Toros' season kicked off last night with a road game against the Santa Cruz Warriors.
While the Toros had six players finishing in double figures, they couldn't keep up with the Warriors and Seth Curry.
While the Toros started each half strong, the Warriors went on big runs and blew the game open in the second and fourth, including a 39 point second quarter.
Curry scored 36 points and dished out six assists. Dan Nwaelele, who was in training camp with the San Antonio Spurs and the Toros, added 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.no comments
With 6:37 left in the fourth quarter between the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen made a lengthy jump shot to cut the Spurs’ once 14-point lead down to just one point, 79-78.
As he had done in three previous games when he was needed most, Spurs guard Tony Parker would answer the call of the ‘closer’ Friday as he once again made the fourth quarter “Tony” time.
Just 23 seconds after Allen made his jumper, Parker would make his own four-foot jumper. On the next offensive possession, Parker was fouled and connected on his two free throws. He would continue to help the Spurs create separation from the Grizzlies as he scored 11 points in a span of about five minutes of the fourth quarter to help the Spurs defeat the Grizzlies by 16 points, 102-86.no comments
With friends like this, who needs enemies?
Mavericks' Vince Carter and Rockets' Dwight Howard may be buddies (as Carter puts it) but if calling out your buddy as a "crybaby" then maybe that's not a friend.
Carter, who spent a little more than a season in Orlando with Howard, said after the Mavericks’ 123-120 win over the Rockets that they’re buddies, but that Howard is still “the biggest crybaby I know.”no comments
During the San Antonio Spurs eleven point victory on Wednesday night against the visiting Boston Celtics, Manu Ginobili was up to his usual tricks. There are times that we sit back and watch Ginobili doing his flashy passes, unorthodox shots, bone-headed plays, okay let me stop there before I get to carried away.
What he did toward the end of the third quarter was so Manu-esque that it got everyone in the AT&T Center on their feet and it truly was a momentum builder for the team heading into the final quarter. I cannot even begin to explain what Ginobili did and how he managed to get the ball to Diaw. Just watch.no comments
The red-hot San Antonio Spurs (10-1) will face the Memphis Grizzlies (7-5) in Memphis as the Spurs look to win their ninth straight game in a row.
The Spurs are coming off a 104-93 home win against the Celtics. Tiago Splitter paced the Spurs as he recorded his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Grizzlies are coming off an 88-81 win over the Warriors. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 21 points in the win.
An as the Spurs look to continue their hot start to the season, here are five things to watch for during tonight's game:
• The Spurs are 4-0 at home when leading after the third quarter.no comments