The Spurs come back from the All-Star break fresh and rejuvenated
Overall, the silver and black were a lot more engaged and focused this week. That showed in the turnover department as the San Antonio Spurs only had seven giveaways.
Slated for an afternoon prime time game on ABC, the Spurs took a trip to the East Coast for a date with the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. I feel confident in saying this was one of San Antonio’s best and most important wins of the season.
The Spurs made their defensive presence known from tip-off. They held Cleveland to 20 points at the end of the first quarter. Cleveland got hot in the second quarter and gained a three-point lead at the half.
The Spurs eventually made a run towards the end of the third that gave them a substantial lead. They didn’t fold down the stretch and ran away to a 110-94 victory.
Coming off a four-game losing streak, I can’t even begin to articulate how big this is for San Antonio’s confidence.
LaMarcus Aldridge had another excellent game with totals of 27 points and six rebounds. Danny Green was huge on both ends of the floor. He disrupted Cleveland’s offense multiple times while putting in 22 points of his own.
The Spurs finally return home
It’s been a rough few weeks, but the Spurs will finally be back in San Antonio. It’s somewhat of an easier week for the Spurs compared to the last few.
It’s important for the Spurs to win both of these games for two reasons. One, this is one of the easier weeks they will have left. Secondly, the Pelicans are the eighth seed in the Western Conference and only trail the Spurs by a measly two games.
I know it doesn’t feel like it, but the Spurs aren’t a guarantee to make the playoffs. However, two wins this week will definitely help their cause after a super tough stretch.