The San Antonio Spurs will attempt to string together their first winning streak of the 2015-16 season when they invade the TD Garden to take on the Boston Celtics.
Sunday afternoon’s matchup is another chance for offseason acquisition LaMarcus Aldridge to assemble his breakout game for the Spurs. For now, however, it seems he’s adapted to the Spurs mentality.
Despite managing 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting in his last outing, Aldridge said he wasn’t worried about stats and was satisfied with the win.
"“I’m just here to win,” Aldridge said, per of the . “Tonight, we won. I played good defense down low. I got some good blocks on defense. I crashed the boards. … If we can win every game like that, I’m happy.” Jeff McDonald San Antonio Express-news"
Aldridge has a favorable outlook to excel, since David Lee will probably open the contest guarding the Spurs power forward. Lee is a useful offensive piece but is certainly not known for his defense.
San Antonio won both meetings during 2014-15, pounding Boston 111-89 in late November and coasting to a 101-89 triumph in mid-March.
Here’s all the pertinent information for Sunday afternoon’s contest.
San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics — 3:30 p.m. ET
When, Where and How
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Location: TD Garden; Boston, MA
- TV: Fox Sports Southwest
- Radio: WOAI 1200AM
- Online Streaming: NBA League Pass
- Favorite: Spurs by 5
San Antonio Spurs
- No injuries to report
- R.J. Hunter (illness): Questionable
San Antonio Spurs (1-1)
After the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a hard-fought victory in the season opener, San Antonio trudged through an awfully slow start against the Brooklyn Nets. The Spurs even trailed 47-42 at the break.
However, San Antonio ripped off a 60-28 advantage during the second half and earned a commanding 102-75 win. Kawhi Leonard paced the Spurs with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while five other players netted double figures. Boban Marjanovic made his NBA debut, tallying six points and five boards in just five minutes of action.
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Boston Celtics (1-1)
Boston tipped off the 2015-16 campaign in excellent fashion, smashing the Philadelphia 76ers 112-95. Isaiah Thomas poured in 27 points and dished seven assists, and four other Celtics tallied 12 points or more.
Two days later, the Toronto Raptors used a 30-21 edge in the third quarter to pull ahead and ultimately hold off Boston. Thomas again led the way, registering 25 points and seven assists. However, the rest of the Celtics buried just 25 of their 69 field-goal attempts, which is not nice.
This is the final outing of Boston’s three-game homestand to open the year.