San Antonio Spurs welcomed the Brooklyn Nets in their 2015 Home Opener... A big to-do around here because the Spurs just completed a 100+ million dollar renovation on the AT&T Center. In addition to all the buzz surrounding the opening game of the season, Central Texas was recovering from heavy rains. Tony Parker had to miss morning shoot around because of floods out in Beorne, Texas.
Starting Line Up
Spurs rolled out the same starting five... these guys had a slow start, but they collectively had another productive outing without playing more than 30 minutes.
- PG - Parker - 10 points
- SG - Green - quietly scored 8 points
- SF - Kawhi - 16 points and 10 rebounds
- PF - LaMarcus - 10 snooze worthy points with 11 rebounds
- C - Duncan - 15 points and went 7 for 7 from the Free Throw line
Game 2 Observations
So I was quickly reminded as to why I hate watching Spurs games on Fox Sports Southwest... The booth is filled with pair of homers - Bill Land & Shawn Elliott who have precious fuck all to add to the game you're watching. You get zero insight on what's occurring on the court. It's a 2.5 hour slurp job on anyone wearing the Sliver n' Black.
I may have to figure out a way to hear a radio broadcast and turn the tv volume off...
The Spurs had a slow start tonight and I'm not really sure why they couldn't get it going at the beginning of the game. I had a number of distractions going on in the first quarter so all I could gather was that the team wasn't in sync until the second half. I have a theory tho'
Spurs completely blew out the Nets in the 3rd and 4th quarters which allowed them rest their starters and get their bench players some much needed minutes. The biggest surprise was seeing the 7 foot 3 inch Boban Marjanovic. He's slow, but has freakishly long arms and very big hands. He had 6 points/5 rebounds/2-2 from the line in 5 minutes. I'm not sure where they found him... I'm pretty sure he's a cave man that they chiseled out of ice.
I was happy to see that University of Detroit Mercy Titan (Ray McCallum) saw some minutes tonight and also pulled down 2 points.