The San Antonio Spurs are playing at a high-level this season as they are off to the best start in franchise history.
Sitting at 36-6, the Spurs have turned heads in the NBA while playing under the radar behind Golden State Warriors run thus far.
What has been the spurs mantra through-out is their play on the defensive end. With the reigning Defensive Player of the Year clamping down on opponents, San Antonio finds themselves atop some of the leagues main categories: first in fewest points allowed (89.6), second in opponent field goal percentage (42.6), first in opponent three-point percentage (31.5) and a league-best 93.3 defensive rating.
With the strong play on the defensive end, the Spurs offense has started clicking as well. LaMarcus Aldridge is starting to get into his own, Tony Parker has been playing at a high-level and is proving that he is an elite point-guard in the league.
“They’re a dominate team. They’re absolutely rolling over people right now” – Jeff Van Gundy
Here is our the Spurs rank in the league in some offensive categories: first in field goal percentage (49.0), second in three-point percentage 37.6), second in points in the paint (averaging 48.8), (sixth in scoring (103.9) and third in offensive rating (108.3).
Spurs recently defeated in-state rival Dallas Mavericks by 29 points (112-83). With the win their beating opponents by a 14.2 margin.
Everything seems perfect for the Spurs. When all areas are working, you have to try and find some weaknesses in your game. ESPN Analyst Jeff Van Gundy and Jalen Rose were asked on Point Game Podcast if they see any weaknesses in San Antonio’s game.
“The short answer is no,” said ESPN NBA game analyst Jeff Van Gundy. “They’re a dominant team. They’re absolutely rolling over people right now.”
Jalen Rose added: “For the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs to be running away with the league, combining for only 10 losses, I mean they have no weakness.”
Can we just see the Warriors and Spurs due battle. The wait is almost over as the two will meet for the first time this season next Monday.
Listen to the audio below from Van Gundy and Rose from the Point Game Podcast.