If you score 45 points in the first quarter, you are going to win. Glancing over to the Nuggets’ bench you saw the dejection, and the will being pulled right out of them. Oddly enough, Denver had a pretty decent game, shooting 47%, but this was more about Spurs-dominance, and the inability for Denver to counter that on defense.
We haven’t called Danny Green’s name in recent weeks, but he led the Spurs to a victory in this game. He went six-for-six from three point range on his way to a 21-point performance.
Tiago Splitter tweaked his calf early in this game. That could be huge. You will recall that the right calf kept him out of the lineup for a month earlier this year.
San Antonio is now 9-1 in their last 10 games, and have drawn even with the Clippers for fifth place in the playoff standings. Owning that position outright would have them facing Portland in the first round, and that is a matchup they like.
Sunday will be very telling, as the Spurs face Golden State.
The Spurs are now 50-26. That is another 50 win season for San Antonio, 16 straight in fact.
I heard on the broadcast that Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili are only six wins behind the record set for a trio by Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish. That is another record that should fall their way be the end of the season.