The Spurs built up a 13-point lead early in the second quarter but trailed by four at the half after going just 9-23 in that quarter. It got worse. The third quarter was dreadful. The Pacers caught fire while the Spurs bricked their way to 6-21 shooting. They Pacers won the middle quarters 32-20 and 35-17. Pretty tough to come back from that and the Spurs weren’t able to pull it off, losing by a final of 111-100. If you want my honest observation the Spurs seemed to get tired quickly tonight. No excuses, they just looked really low on energy after the first 15 minutes or so. Their defense was slow and they missed some really good looks—TP was missing layups and Timmy was missing the put-backs. They really only competed for the first quarter and late in the fourth while the Pacers played lights out for most of the game. It’s just frustrating because the Spurs are much better than what they’ve shown so far against the other top teams in the league.
The Spurs wasted a good game from Manu tonight. His shot was on and he had 16 pts on 6-9 shooting (4-6 from three) and 3 ast. He and Kawhi were the only two Spurs who really looked sharp the entire time they were on the floor. Kawhi was 8-13 (2-4 from three) for a team-high 18 pts and 3 ast. He really raised his game with Paul George across from him tonight. You can tell he wants to be great. Tony was 6-14 for 13 pts 2 ast while Tim was 3-10 for 10 pts 4 ast 6 reb. They both played 26 minutes. Patty (10 pts), Beli (9 pts), and Cory (4 pts) led a bench unit that made the final score semi-respectable, but the game was well out of hand before they came in to finish the fourth. Still, their effort was commendable. Tiago left the game after just 8 minutes played with calf tightness.
The Spurs will look to bounce back Tuesday night in Toronto.
Some of the Triquis players were fascinated by the size of Timmy’s feet.
Cap from this video.
Tonight’s game between the Spurs and Timberwolves has been cancelled due to an electrical fire in the arena in Mexico City. The Spurs are reportedly already on their way to the airport.
I feel bad for the fans in Mexico. There was just no way they could play in that arena tonight. You can see how much smoke is hanging in the air in the picture. No word yet on when or where this game will be rescheduled.
UPDATE: The rescheduled game will be played in Minnesota, date to be announced later.
in love with this photo
Timmy, where were you on that?!
NBA GLOBAL GAMES MÉXICO 2013 SPURS VS TRIQUIS (longer video)
I could watch this all day. A bunch of kids playing.
Triquis are impressive!
San Antonio Spurs Go Barefoot In Match Vs Oaxacan Youth Basketball Champs in Mexico