How unpredictable has this young NBA season been in the Western Conference? Well let’s look back at some of the recently played games to start the season.
The Spurs started the season 4-0 beating the highly touted Golden State Warriors on the Warrior’s home court, then lose their first home game of the season to the Utah Jazz but got a revenge victory on the road against Utah two nights later. Then they get embarrassed at home for their second home loss by the Blake Griffin-led Los Angeles Clippers, a game in which Kawhi Leonard had his worst outing this season.
But keep in mind that the Clippers had been clipped at home by the Oklahoma City Thunder who later got ripped by the Warriors in a much anticipated match between former teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. So the Warriors take care of business and travel to Los Angeles to visit the up and coming Lakers and get thumped by the youngsters in Hollywood.
So talk about an unpredictable start to the season. None of the top four teams in the Western Conference are undefeated and three of the four (SAS, GSW, and LAC) have at least one loss at home. No need to push the panic button for any of these teams. It’s early and many teams continue to adjust to new lineups and try to find some continuity both offensively and defensively. As far as the Spurs go, they’ll be fine; they’re just going through some growing pains.
Note: Danny Green, Bryn Forbes, and DeJounte Murray are assigned to the Spurs D-League in Austin.
Wed. Nov. 9 vs. Houston 8:30 pm
Fri. Nov. 11 vs. Detroit 7:30 pm
Sat. Nov. 12 at Houston 7:00 pm
Mon. Nov.14 vs. Miami 7:30 pm
Wed. Nov.16 at Sacramento 9:30 pm