The San Antonio Spurs continued their winning ways last night. Following the burn that Chicago put on them, the Spurs have won two in a row. San Antonio continues to ride the positive trend of wins, taking 8 of their last 10. In fact, Tim Duncan’s team is getting hot when their Western Conference bunkmates are cooling off. Aside from the incomparable Golden State Warriors, the Spurs have the best winning percentage in their last 10 (80%) in the West.
That being said, they are still 9 games back in the West with a 29-17 record. But, a 101-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks sure helps.
The third quarter, following some halftime adjustments by coach Gregg Popovich, was the difference in this game. Either by stellar defense from the Spurs, or a horrendous shooting performance from the Bucks, Milwaukee went 4-19 from the floor, scoring only 12 points.
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Popovich said of the effort, “We were more competitive. We competed harder in the second half than we did in the first half. We made a few more shots, but it was about being more physical and focused.” If San Antonio can keep up that physical play, they can go on a nice run as they venture through the lowly Eastern Conference without leaving the friendly confines of the AT&T Center.
Oh yeah, and Duncan had another double-double: 20 points, 11 boards, and three blocks.
Next up is Charlotte and the confusing Hornets. This could be a real trap-game, with the Clippers coming up on Saturday.