The San Antonio Spurs haven’t been at their best on the offensive side of the ball recently.
Coming off close wins against the Denver Nuggets and the Phoenix Suns and a dismal output against the Golden State Warriors where they were unable to reach the 80-point plateau, the Spurs needed to bounce back offensively to maintain their good start to the season.
THey chose the perfect scenario to do it, as they completely outplayed the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, winning the game 120-89.
The Spurs grab an early lead in the first quarter, where they outscored New York 35-17, and they never let the game go out of their hands as the advantage allowed them to control the tempo. The offensive machine led by Gregg Popovich worked as well as it has been this year, as they were efficient scoring in the paint (44 pts), out-rebounded the Knicks (51 to 33) and also dropped several shots from beyond the arc (12-28).
Tony Parker had a stellar game managing the Spurs’ offense early on, but the real star of the game for the team was Danny Green, who went 6-9 from three-point land and ended with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
It was a solid outing for San Antonio as the Spurs needed to get a win like that. Despite the wins, the team can’t afford to have many close games early in the schedule, as that could wear down their stars down the stretch. If they can repeat this kind of offensive performance throughout the regular season, the Spurs will surely be fresh come playoff time.