San Antonio Spurs News

San Antonio Spurs roundup: From Blazers to Jazz

By Rob Wolkenbrod
PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 20: Pau Gasol #16 of the San Antonio Spurs grabs the rebound against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20, 2017 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 20: Pau Gasol #16 of the San Antonio Spurs grabs the rebound against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 20, 2017 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit

Following a win over the Portland Trail Blazers, let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, Dec. 21.

On Wednesday night, the San Antonio Spurs closed out another tight game. This time, it was against the Portland Trail Blazers, with LaMarcus Aldridge hitting late free throws and getting a crucial block to secure the win for the Silver and Black, 93-91. This brought them to 22-10 on the season, with a third consecutive victory.

The turnaround will be short, however, as there’s a game on Thursday, Dec. 21 vs. the Utah Jazz. It’s in Salt Lake City, UT, as part of the Spurs’ multi-game road trip on the West Coast. With TNT broadcasting the game, it will be seen on national television.

Before this game happens, what should be known? What was the fallout from the win vs. Portland? Let’s look at the latest news, notes and headlines for the day:

  • We recapped the Spurs’ win over the Blazers. It was led by Aldridge and Pau Gasol’s strong games, even without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker in the lineup.
  • Kyle Anderson returned during Wednesday’s game. He missed the previous two-plus weeks, with a sprained left MCL. Head coach Gregg Popovich didn’t start the UCLA product, marking his first time off the bench in the 2017-18 season.
  • The latest commercial for Leonard arrived. It was his first Foot Locker ad, with the Jordan Brand featured.
  • Before the Blazers gave, Pounding the Rock profiled Aldridge’s “peak” return to Portland.

Next: Top 25 players in Spurs history

That’s all for Thursday’s roundup. Stay tuned for the Spurs vs. Jazz at 10:30 p.m. ET. Will it be four consecutive wins for the team from the Alamo City?

facebooktwitterreddit