The San Antonio Spurs played the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers on the road last week that resulted in two losses. The return trip home was deemed payback to both teams as the Spurs began a 6 game home stand starting with wins against both the Lakers and the Jazz. What a difference playing at home makes! Losing on the road is never easy but to come back and avenge those losses on your home court can be satisfying. The Jazz blew the Spurs out 139 – 105 last Tuesday and then the Lakers, led by Lebron James burst in the fourth quarter, came from behind to beat the Spurs 121 – 113.
Although the Spurs Big Three combined for 84 points, they could not overcome James’ 42 point effort. The Spurs made sure they didn’t have any 4th quarter lapses as they held on to beat the Lakers 133 – 120 in a rematch on Friday. A season high eight players scored in double figures for the Spurs with DeMar DeRozan leading the way with 36 points, 8 rebounds, and 9 assists. James scored 35 points with 11 assists. The win against the Jazz on Sunday avenged the Spurs blowout loss with the team topping the Jazz 110 – 97. Again DeRozan led the team in scoring but had plenty of help from Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge. Gay, who did not score in the loss at Utah, redeemed himself by scoring 23 points and grabbing 15 rebounds.
Tues. 12/11 vs. Phoenix 7:30 pm
Thurs. 12/13 vs. LA Clippers 7:30 pm
Sat. 1 2/15 vs. Chicago 7:30 pm
Mon. 1 2/17 vs. Philadelphia 7:30 pm