The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a win against the Portland Trailblazers back on Wednesday. The win marked LaMarcus Aldridge‘s first return to Portland since signing with the Spurs during the offseason.
During their 113-101 win, the Spurs were dominant as their ball movement was key. Aldridge heard more boos than cheers every time the ball went to him. Aldridge handled it as if it did not bother him. He went out and scored a season high 23 points in front of the same fans that would cheer him.
Nov 11, 2015; Portland, OR, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) looks on during a fire throw against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first quarter at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports
Kawhi Leonard whom had a terrible fall, thank goodness he was not hurt, finished with 20 points and seven rebounds.
What has been the norm for the Spurs is the play of their bench. For what seems to be the starters being out of sync at times during games, the bench players step in and make everything right again. Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, David West and Boris Diaw are the pieces that keep this engine running.
With having two days off, the Spurs return to the floor on Saturday as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Last season, the Spurs won both games against the Sixers.
For the Spurs whom have opened up the season with six of their eight games being on the road, return home and surely will be ready to play in front of their home crowd.
Here is all the information for Saturday night’s contest.
- Who: Philadelphia 76ers (0-9) at San Antonio Spurs (6-2)
- Time: 8:30 PM EST
- Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
- TV: Fox Sports Southwest
- Radio: WOAI 1200 AM
- Online Streaming: NBA League Pass
- Robert Covington (right knee, MCL Strain) is out.
- Richaun Holmes (hamstring) questionable.
- Nerlens Noel (left wrist, right wrist) probable.
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- No injuries to report