One of the best in the West, San Antonio Spurs (15-3), will host the best in the East, Indiana Pacers (17-2), tonight in a clash of NBA powers in San Antonio.
The Spurs are coming off a postponed game versus Minnesota in Mexico City as the arena filled with smoke. The good news is that it gave the Spurs more time to rest up before tonight's contest.
The Pacers are coming off a 95-86 win over the Jazz. Derrick Favors led the Jazz with 22 points and 13 rebounds while Enes Kanter added 20 points and 10 boards.
And as the Spurs look to send a message to the Pacers, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:
• The Pacers have lost 11 games in a row in San Antonio.no comments
Ever since former San Antonio Spurs forward DeJuan Blair became a free agent and subsequently signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the headlines have been hard to avoid.
Blair seems to have been in more headlines regarding his former team than he his been for his current team, and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also jumped in on the fun along the way.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs have dropped two out of their last four games. What led to the slide and what exactly do the Silver and Black need to do against the visiting Indiana Pacers this Saturday? Was the Mexico City debacle a black eye for the NBA or just a mere hiccup?
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Music: Smoke on the Water by Deep Purpleno comments
With all the different sports today you never really hear how many players have stuck by one another for a long period over their career. For the San Antonio Spurs and their 'Big 3', they have been together for a very long time.
This past Monday, the trio won their 469th career regular season game giving them the third-highest total for any trio in NBA History according to ESPN's Elias.no comments
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili has been one to embrace social media early on, and utilize it to be able to deliver his own message.
This apparently was not lost on NBA fans who voted in Hoopshype's Tweeter of the Year voting. Ginobili won in a landslide with over 18,000 points and 520 #1 votes, over 400 votes over second place finisher Kobe Bryant.no comments
Former San Antonio Spurs player Pops Mensah-Bonsu, who is now playing for Galatasaray, has been suspended three games for brawling in a recent game against Olympiakos Piraeus during a Euroleague Game.
Apparently Pops' team and Olympiakos are bitter rivals and things got very heated towards the end of the game when a Greek player forearmed Mensah-Bonsu in the back of the head while going for the rebound. That's when things got messy and Pops retaliated. Mensah-Bonsu threw a punch back, and the fighting continued.
Check out the fight.no comments
While the San Antonio Spurs are still hours away from tipoff of their game in Mexico City against the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the NBA Global Games, players from both teams participated in a clinic yesterday with 50 local Special Olympics athletes and the Triqui basketball team.
The players played 5-on-5 with the Triqui youth team, as Jeff Garcia wrote about earlier, and Patty Mills decided to go barefoot in a photo joining the young players who recently won the International Festival of Mini-Basketball championship in Argentina by playing barefoot.
Photos below courtesy of Jordan Johnson and David Sherman/NBA PR.no comments