With the 2017 All Star game in the books and the Spurs winding down their annual rodeo road trip, the team returns to the court for the second half of the season. The team currently sit at 4 – 2 on this road trip before the break.
The Spurs only representative in the All Star game, Kawhi Leonard scored 4 points while playing 14 minutes with 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. The All Star game generally does not exhibit much defense but showed an explosive offense, many of it on uncontested dunks, as numerous All Star records fell.
MVP and hometown favorite Anthony Davis scored 52 points in breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s 42 point record set in 1962. Russell Westbrook, the previous two year’s MVP scored 41 points while assisting on the record to Davis. Kevin Durant had the first triple double with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The West won (again) 192 – 182. The East was led by Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 30 points. Other notable event winners were: New York’s Kristaps Porzingis won the Skills Challenge, Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets won the 3-point shootout, and the Pacers Glenn Robinson III took home the trophy for the Slam Dunk contest.
Notes: Former Spurs players David Robinson and George Gervin served as judges for the Slam Dunk contest. Robinson was honored by the NBA’s Retired Players Association as its Humanitarian of the Year.
Fri. Feb. 24 at LA Clippers 9:30 pm
Sun. Feb. 26 at LA Lakers 2:30 pm
Wed. Mar. 1 vs. Indiana 7:30 pm
Fri. Mar. 3 at New Orleans 8:30 pm