After a loss to the Golden State Warriors, let’s look at the latest San Antonio Spurs news, notes and headlines for Friday, Nov. 3.
The San Antonio Spurs had its eighth game of the season on Thursday night. For the fourth consecutive one, however, it resulted in a loss, as the Golden State Warriors defeated them, 112-92.
The loss came after the Spurs had a 19-point lead in the first quarter. A lack of 3-point shooting hurt them in the final three quarters, along with Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson’s near-perfect play in the second half, and led to the loss.
There’s little time to move on, though. Let’s take a look at the headlines, news and notes for Friday, Nov. 3:
- Our recap of the Spurs vs. Warriors profiles the great beginning and the disappointing end.
- Gregg Popovich didn’t have a great night in the second half. He was ejected after accumulating two technical fouls.
Gregg Popovich has been ejected after receiving his 2nd technical foul ? pic.twitter.com/Lb00jiORxz
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 3, 2017
- There was finally an official timetable given for an injured player. Joffrey Lauvergne, who suffered a sprained right ankle in the third game of the season, “could” return in 4-to-6 days. Meanwhile, nothing is official for Kawhi Leonard or Tony Parker.
- Pounding the Rock looked at how the Spurs don’t often lose in bunches. After four defeats in a row, this year’s team is bucking the positive trend.
- Paul Flannery of SB Nation said the Spurs need Manu Ginobili as much as the NBA.
- Bonus link: FanSided’s Swarm and Sting analyzed if Frank Kaminsky is ready to make the leap. Entering Friday’s game, he’s averaged 13 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 46 percent shooting in 28 minutes per game.
The Spurs will stay home to face the Charlotte Hornets at the AT&T Center. Game time is at 8:30 p.m. ET. Will the Silver and Black break the skid?