at the San Antonio Spurs
8:30 p.m, AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
TV: Fox Sports Southeast Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G T. Parker
G N. Batum
G D. Green
F P. Hairston
F K. Leonard
F M. Williams
F L. Aldridge
C A. Jefferson
F T. Duncan
Matchup to Watch
Al Jefferson vs. Tim Duncan, et al: Future Hall-of-Famer Duncan has struggled at times to guard Jefferson in the post without getting in foul trouble. Boris Diaw has done well at times defensively against Jefferson, denying him deep position in the post.
▪ Adding free agents LaMarcus Aldridge and David West (with West giving up big guaranteed money to opt out in Indiana) keeps the Spurs’ championship window open for at least one more season.
▪ Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard came into the league primarily with a defensive reputation, but he’s evolved like Chicago’s Jimmy Butler and Golden State’s Draymond Green into an all-around star in the making.
▪ Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hired Becky Hammon as the first female NBA assistant coach, and she drew high praise for her success coaching the Spurs’ summer league team.
▪ Former North Carolina player Danny Green became a big part of the Spurs the past two seasons and they rewarded him with a four-year, $45 million contract.
Did you know?
Former Wake Forest star Duncan just recently became the winningest player with one franchise in NBA history. His 954 victories with the Spurs topped John Stockton’s 953 with the Utah Jazz.