On Friday, the San Antonio Spurs’ regular rotation players played deep into the fourth quarter in their win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Antonio. After a flight that night to Utah, the Spurs faced a back-to-back sequence and stretch of four games in five nights.
So how did the team do Saturday against the Jazz? Well, they won their fourth game in a row with a 100-84 victory over Utah in a game in which San Antonio had led by 21 points at one time. The Jazz challenged the Spurs with a thin frontcourt and Tim Duncan took advantage of the defense on his way to 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Here’s a rundown of the Spurs’ 19th win of the season and 14th straight against teams with losing records.no comments
After defeating Minnesota last night in San Antonio, the Spurs (18-4) will now head to Utah for a matchup versus the Jazz (6-19).
The Spurs are coming off a 117-110 win over the Timberwolves. Tony Parker led the team with 29 points while Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points. Both players had season-high points.
The Jazz are coming off a 103-93 win over the Nuggets. Gordon Hayward had 30 points to lead the Jazz in the win.
Tonight Spurs-Jazz game will be the second time they meet this season with the Spurs beating the Jazz 91-82 in Utah in November.
And as the Spurs look to get another road victory, here are five things to watch for in tonight's matchup:
• Utah is 3-9 at home this season.no comments
AT&T CENTER – Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love will most likely be the one who receives a lot of publicity for scoring 42 points, grabbing 14 rebounds, making 8-fo-9 three pointers, and scoring more than the entire San Antonio Spurs team in the third quarter (19-18) Friday, but off in the distance was 36-year old Manu Ginobili turning in a vintage performance as he helped the Spurs top Minnesota 117-110.
“Yeah, I thought Ginobili was very good,” said Wolves head coach Rick Adelman after the game. “He really hurt us. Parker was great the whole game, but Ginobili really hurt us that fourth quarter.”no comments
The San Antonio Spurs have a record 10 international players on the squad hailing from Argentina, Brazil, France, Australia, and Italy.
With such a diverse team of international players, it's no wonder that at times the players may use their native language to their advantage such as Tony Parker and Boris Diaw where TP admits the two will speak French to make a play.
Check out what the rest of the team had to say about the diversity on the roster.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (17-4) host the Minnesota Timberwolves (11-11) at the AT&T Center tonight. This will be the first time the teams meet after their game in Mexico City was canceled due to smoke in the arena.
San Antonio is coming off a 109-77 thrashing of the Bucks. Tim Duncan led the way with 21 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks, while Tony Parker added 15 points and 5 assists.
Minnesota is coming off a 106-99 win over the Sixers. Ricky Rubio scored 21 points to pace the Wolves in the win.
And as the Spurs look to build their lead in the division, here are five things to watch for tin tonight's contest:
• Minnesota is 0-5 when scoring less than 100 points.no comments
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Music: Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs -- Down Under by Men at Workno comments
When your average NBA fan thinks of the San Antonio Spurs and their leader Tim Duncan, the term "funny guy" does not come to mind. However, former Spurs guard Brent Barry would like you to think otherwise. Apparently, TD is quite the funny guy... sort of.
Barry was a guest on "The Starters" and spoke on just how funny Duncan really is. However, the end of Brent's story fell just a bit flat.no comments