As of Monday, January 14th, The San Antonio Spurs had a record of 25-19. They are 7th in the Western Conference. They are 1 game behind the Houston Rockets, LA Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. They are 18-5 at home which is 2nd best in the Western Conference.
DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game.
LeMarcus Aldridge is averaging 20 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Over the past 5 games, Derrick White is averaging 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. The 24-year-old is becoming a very good two way player and continues to grow under the Spurs system. San Antonio Spurs lost their two best defenders in Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green, yet, they continue to roll on.
The Spurs are ranked 11th in defense, giving up 109 points per game.
They are 1st in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 40.3%.
They are 2nd in free throw shooting, 82% as a team.
They are 10th in points per game, scoring 112 per contest.
Gregg Popovich has won Coach of the Year 3 times (2003, 2012,2014). This may be the best job he has done on the sidelines. No one had the Spurs making the playoffs.
This team will be under the radar all year long and that is how they like it.
DeRozan won’t get MVP consideration, but he should. He has been the leader of this team and his rebounding and assists are career highs. The Spurs have really become the Patriots of the NBA, players come to SA and thrive.
This is a team that is on the rise and will improve the 2nd half of the season. That is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA.
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