San Antonio Spurs Showing Rest of NBA What a Great Team Looks Like

March 18th, 2014 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

With most of the other top teams in the NBA suffering through springtime slumps, the San Antonio Spurs are thriving. Seemingly immune to age and injury, and apparently unstoppable no matter who takes the floor, San Antonio is, once again, the league's best team.

So what else is new?


Streaks and Streaks

The Spurs extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 122-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on March 16. In that contest, everything that has made San Antonio so good for so long was on full display.

Gregg Popovich's boys zipped the ball around, defended expertly and got contributions from just about everybody. It was a thorough lesson in ruthless execution, and when the final buzzer sounded, San Antonio had shot 62.8 percent from the field, amassed 31 assists and enjoyed double-figure scoring from seven different players.

It's easy to overcomplicate things when it comes to the Spurs, and we'll touch on a little more nuance later, but Gordon Hayward astutely summed things up from the losing side after the game, per the Associated Press (via ESPN): "Regardless of ...

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