San Antonio Basketball Was in Full Effect Last Night
Mar 11 2017 by Kelly Saunders
We've been treated to some all-time great basketball from these four players, but only one of them will be the 2016-2017 MVP.
San Antonio (50-13) won its ninth straight and extended its league record for 50-win seasons to 18 straight.
In just their 14th loss this season, Kawhi Leonard (team-high 19 pts) was held in check by Andre Roberson.
Keep this all in mind when you want to get upset about Russell Westbrook or any of 6 other deserving players not winning the MVP this season.
Westbrook left no room for a Spurs comeback from the midway point of the fourth quarter, and San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich threw in the towel after pulling out his starters with the Thunder up 100-82 with over three minutes left to play. For comparison purposes, Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists and Westbrook's stat line sits at 32.1 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10 assists.
The Spurs offense is also still incredible. The exhausted Warriors will be on the second night of a back-to-back, having played in Minnesota on Friday.
At one point, the Spurs were down 59-31, a 28-point deficit.
"I was a big Oscar fan being a kid and watching him", Popovich said. Here's what we have to offer: read on to get a summary of all the main sports events that have been covered. It was hard for us to have the same continuity we had in the first half. They fell short against the Spurs 104-114 but we're loving this fresh, impressive determination.
The rookies produced. Skal Labissiere showed off his arsenal, dropping in a career-high 15 points, while grabbing six rebounds in 15 minutes.
The truth is this is the first time that San Antonio is really thriving without Tim Duncan who helped the Spurs notch five championship titles. Center Enes Kanter did his usual work down low, going for 14 points and 10 boards.
"Whenever you are mentioned with guys like that, it's always a blessing".
The Spurs finished with 33 assists while shooting 50 percent from the field. But the Thunder have dropped four in a row and will likely make the playoffs in the Western Conference only by virtue of finishing over the.500 mark.