The San Antonio Spurs are back and so are we with providing you with weekly updates on the home team. The Spurs ended its offseason with a 3 – 2 record beating a much improved Houston Rocket team on the road in the finale. After three games into the regular season, the team has been impressive playing without two of its starters, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker who are both recovering from injuries. But don’t worry because LaMarcus Aldridge after signing an extension contract with the Spurs has put the team on his back as he leads the team in scoring with a 23.5 average and in rebounds at nine per game.
The Spurs won their home opener against a loaded and talented Minnesota Timberwolves team 107 – 99 and their first road game against Chicago 87 – 77. In a game between two unbeatens, the Spurs faced off against the Toronto Raptors winning 101 - 97. Besides Aldridge, the Spurs have an abundance of young talent to complement its veteran core. With the addition of forward Rudy Gay, the Spurs return veterans Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Pau Gasol. The young players that have contributed through three games include Kyle Anderson, Dejounte Murray, Davis Bertans, Bryn Forbes, Brandon Paul, and Joffrey Lauvergne. Murray, filling in for Tony Parker at point guard, is playing with a lot of confidence as demonstrated in his 16 point 15 rebound performance against the Raptors.
This should be a very competitive NBA season as many teams especially in the Western conference have made many upgrades to their rosters. Although the Golden State Warriors have been positioned to repeat as NBA champions, don’t count out a much improved Houston Rockets team along with the LA Clippers, and Memphis Grizzlies. One thing for sure is the Spurs will be right in the mix of it all!
Note: Rookies Derrick White and Matt Costello along with second year player Darrun Hilliard round out the Spurs roster.
Wed.10/25at Miami 7:00 pm
Fri.10/27at Orlando 6:00 pm
Sun.10/29at Indiana 3:30 pm
Mon.10/30at Boston 6:30 pm