It’s good to see that Spurs bounce back quickly against the Warriors after suffered their first loss over the Clippers a night ago. Lead by Patty Mills with 31 points secure a 4-1 record. The game was close in the first half until the Spurs take full advantage the Stephen Curry less former world champion.
The Spurs went to their depth once again to give fans hope every game. There are guys who had played very good games tonight first with Patty Mills. The guard from Australia went hot shooting the barrage of threes. He is the FIBA Mills Australia that leads his team to the semifinals. His skills to play off the ball make Mills dangerous. A veteran who doesn’t afraid to take shot consecutively even some of it was a miss. Good leadership to his teammates that all of them followed him.
LaMarcus Aldridge played tough 36 minutes last night against the Clippers. Just take 5 points and 5 boards in a loss. Against the frontline defender of Warriors, he hits his specialty midrange. Imposing his will inside with five offensive boards. Finished the game with 22 points and 8 boards.
DeMar DeRozan didn’t make a lot of points and shots, he attempted seven shots only. Without DeJounte Murray he finds a way to distribute the ball that made 11 assists. Prior to his career in San Antonio DeRozan just made only 3 assists per game. Under Gregg Popovich, DeRozan was played like a wizard of passing the ball. His maturity in the game to not forcing himself scored when his shot isn’t falling.
Trey Lyles didn’t score too much, this game he had zero points. But the man had 3 assists and 14 boards. Yes, big 14 boards battling Draymond Green and Willie Caulie Stein. That was an exceptional talent. Helping his team securing rebounds. He deserves every second he steps on the court.
Rudy Gay helps the Spurs right from the start of the game. He added 16 points with only nine attempts. Gay an important piece last year with the Spurs continue to show his worth off the bench. The way he creates for himself was a good thing of beauty for San Antonio.
The Spurs had a great start beaten the two teams that ahead to them in playoff predictions by the experts. Spurs had a good enough talent and experience to get past every team if they keep healthy.