The Spurs are Starting to Roll
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Last year the San Antonio Spurs won the NBA Championship by beating the Miami Heat. This season, the Spurs have had a roller coaster of a season. Injuries and poor play has plagued the Spurs all season. One major reason that the Spurs have had a disappointing season thus far, is the poor play by point guard, Tony Parker. Parker has been plagued by hamstring issues all year, many believe that he has lost confidence in his jump shot.
On their last road trip, the Spurs went 4-5 including a four game losing streak. Many people thought San Antonio were in trouble of missing the playoffs as they were sitting in the seventh seed of the Western Conference and were only a couple game above the eight seeded Oklahoma City Thunder.
After winning their last two games of their road trip, the Spurs played their first home game in almost a month against the Sacramento Kings on March 4. Kwahi Leonard and Tony Parker combined for 40 points as the Spurs beat the Kings 112-85. This win pushed their winning streak to three and got many fans and media members believing in the Spurs again.
Over the past week, the Spurs has accumulated wins over Denver, Chicago, and Toronto to push their winning streak to six. San Antonio has also managed to get into the sixth seed in the Western Conference.
Tonight the Spurs host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. If San Antonio can win tonight, it is very possible that their winning streak could get to ten games as their next three games after tonight are against the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, and the Boston Celtics.
The Spurs are starting to gel like the team that won the NBA title last year and the rest of the teams in the Western Conference better watch out as San Antonio are very capable of making another run at the NBA Finals this season.