The hottest National Basketball Association team right now, the San Antonio Spurs (49-13) led by the MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard, are hosting the Sacramento Kings (25-38), who are still adjusting after trading DeMarcus Cousins.
The Spurs says Leonard and Aldridge won’t play Wednesday night against Sacramento at home. Waiting for them at the ATT Center is the high-powered San Antonio Spurs team that is now looking forwards to their 50th win of the season. In the seven game he has played since DeMarcus Cousins was traded, Collison is averaging an underwhelming 12.3 points, 4.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 30.2 minutes per game. In their last game on Tuesday, they lost on the road against the Nuggets with a 108-96 score.
“We win when that happens”, he said.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, of course, is not one of those detractors. While they nearly assuredly won’t win the game, they can at least try to be competitive and learn from some of the best. Starting at the small forward position, Evans scored 26 points on 9-for-13 shooting, including 13 in the first quarter.
Ultimately, Westbrook’s ability to win the award will come down to whatever criteria voters value most. Meanwhile, we had really good open looks and couldn’t buy one from 3.
In a season filled with triple-doubles and unparalleled offensive stats, many are wondering whether the two-way star Kawhi Leonard have any chance at MVP. Pau Gasol had 16 points in the half for the Spurs. Golden State sits two games ahead of San Antonio in the standings. The team’s record in his triple-doubles speaks for itself. “We got out butts kicked”, said Popovich toldNBA AP writer Cliff Brunt. This year, James is averaging 25.9 points per game, his most since returning to Cleveland, as well as 8.9 assists per game, a career high and significant improvement from recent years, and 6.8 rebounds per game, which ties a career high.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points for San Antonio. He is the biggest reason why San Antonio have already clinched a playoff spot. We crawled back in it, and now I think it just goes to show the character that we have within the group, coming together and making sure we don’t get embarrassed in our own building like that.