Riding a five game win streak, the Spurs hope to be peeking at the right time as they toppled four playoff bound teams in the process. Inbeating Detroit, OKC, Denver, and Milwaukee on their home court, the Spurs inched closer to another playoff run. Taking to the road to face a young talented Hawk team, the Spurs got a much needed road win on the heels of LaMarcus Aldridge’s 32 points and Derrick White’s 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks – a franchise tying record for a Spurs guard. But the big win during this stretch was the win against league leading Milwaukee Bucks who came in as the first team to reach 50 wins.
Coming off their victory against the Charlotte Hornets the previous night, the Bucks quickly established a 15 point lead over the slow starting Spurs. Rallying behind Aldridge’s 29 points and 15 rebounds along with DeMar DeRozan’s 28 points, the Spurs were able to overcome that deficit and defeat the Bucks 121 – 114. Marco Belinelli and Patty Mills each scored 16 points off the bench for the Spurs.
Note: Pau Gasol returned to the Alamo City to score three points and grabbed three rebounds in his first visit to the AT&T center as a Buck.
Tue. 3/12 at Dallas 7:00 pm (being played at press time)
Fri. 3/15 vs. New York 7:30 pm
Sat. 3/16 vs. Portland 7:30 pm
Mon. 3/18 vs. Golden State 7:00 pm
Wed. 3/20 vs. Miami 7:30 pm