The San Antonio Spurs, fresh off their 7-2 performance on their latest Rodeo Road Trip, face the Phoenix Suns in their first home game since the 2nd of February. The Spurs have 58 games under this season's belt, with only Tiago Splitter and Boris Diaw appearing in every game. So far, 34 of those games have been played on the road, which means that over seventy percent of their remaining schedule (17 of 24 games) will be played at home, with 13 of 15 games in March at home, and only a single game played outside the state of Texas. (That said, it's worth noting that lone away game, a tussle with the Minnesota Timberwolves, is a SEGABABA after a potentially grueling game against the Oklahoma City Thunder). Nevertheless, the Spurs should exploit their relatively cushy schedule to at the least secure home court advantage for the Western Conference.
Now, on to the oppenent. My first thought is "not these guys again!" After all, the Spurs took the Sunday game 97-87 with a big second quarter run, even without the services of Tony Parker. However, these Suns aren't completely devoid of talent. Marcin Gortat is considered one of the top big men in the league, while Goran Dragic will forever be immortalized by scoring 9001 1000 100 23 points in the fourth quarter in Game 3 between the Suns and the Spurs in 2010. Nevertheless, since that infamous game, the two teams have gone on opposing trajectories.
San Antonio Spurs host Phoenix Suns
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