There are a few things guaranteed in life: death, taxes, and the San Antonio Spurs being competitive in the NBA. San Antonio had an impressive previous week, winning three out of four games against the Lakers, Clippers, and Timberwolves.
The Spurs got big performances all week from their veteran stars. Starting off with 27 points from Patty Mills against the Clippers. LaMarcus Aldridge penciled in 28 points against the Lakers. And finally, a 38-point performance from DeMar DeRozan in an overtime win against the Wolves on Saturday night.
DeRozan seems like he finally understands where he fits in with the Spurs, who’s embraced the playmaking role assigned to him. He’s averaging a career-high seven assists per game and strangely willing to pull the trigger and shoot from deep, which is not like him. DeMar has made nine 3-pointers this season, which is the same number he did all of last season in 68 contests.
San Antonio and shooting 3-pointers don’t really go together, but they make a lot when they do. They currently stand fourth in the league in 3-point percentage at 39.2 percent. This deep shooting threat opens everything else up for them offensively, so let’s see if this hot shooting hand can stick with them.
Catch you Thursday.