New Orleans Pelicans is the latest team that San Antonio Spurs defeated two nights ago. The game was never close as the final score shows. Spurs dominate them until Zion Williamson exploded for 17 straights points in the final quarter. As the game went toe to toe in dying minutes. Spurs improved to 20-23 and move to the eighth seed. For the first time after two decades of basketball dominance, San Antonio has a losing record. But Pelicans coach didn’t believe doe what he sees about the Spurs.
Tom Orsborn: Gentry said don’t be fooled by Spurs record: “Hey, listen, it’s the Spurs. They have been a nightmare for me since they came into the league, OK? I would say to anybody out there, do not count them out, because for the last 20 years they have proven that.” via Twitter tom_orsborn
This is the second 3 game-winning streak of San Antonio this season. The first one when they start 3-0. They registered eight-game losing skid since Popovich take over the job. But since the new year, they defeated the best teams including the Bucks, Celtics, Raptors, and Heat. They also beat the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers.
Alvin Gentry had a very interesting site about the Spurs. They are well-coached with a mix of veterans and young guys who’re chemistry is doing well for the last months. The team had the momentum to get better every game. DeMar DeRozan has been efficient in his game lately. Made better decisions to get better results into his team. LaMarcus Aldridge is born again into being a good contributor. His three-point shooting looks special for the last 12 games. Dejounte Murray and Derrick White a steady force defensively. While Patty Mills doing his job consistently.
The Spurs are far from being Spurs but with the direction, they had right now they are ready for whoever they play for.