After losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder last week to end a 9-game win streak, the Spurs have begun a new streak. By beating both the Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks on its home court, the Spurs find themselves tied with the Warriors for best record in the NBA. The much anticipated game against the Warriors was a contest between most of the reserves on both teams as many of the starters sat this one out. Golden State coming off a loss at Minnesota the previous night rested Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala.
Kevin Durant has been out with an injury. The Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard (concussion protocol), LaMarcus Aldridge (heart arrhythmia), Tony Parker (back stiffness), and DeJounte Murray (rest).
Leonard was sidelined due to a hit to the head in the third quarter of the OKC game. In their absence, the Spurs bench outplayed the Warriors’ reserves with Patty Mills, starting for the injured Parker, scoring 21 points, all in the first half. Spurs won 107 – 85. Leonard returned to the lineup for the Hawks game scoring 31 points to lead the team to a 107 – 99 victory.
Note: Aldridge is out indefinitely.
Wed. Mar.15 vs. Portland 7:00 pm
Sat. Mar. 18 at Memphis 8:00 pm
Sun. Mar. 19 vs. Sacramento 6:00 pm
Tues. Mar. 21 at Minnesota 8:30 pm