The San Antonio Spurs faced off with the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon in what had the potential to be one of the better matchups of a weekend early in the 2013-14 NBA season. However, the Spurs made it clear quickly in the contest that they are on another level than the Knicks, asserting their complete dominance over New York.
Behind big games from Tony Parker, Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs ran away to a 120-89 victory over the Knicks, improving their record to 6-1 on the season. As usual, the Spurs remain less-than-polarizing and have their fair share of doubters, but they continue to go out and get wins and remain one of the top teams in the league.
As Bill Simmons pointed out on the B.S. Report this past week, one of the most intriguing things about the Spurs this season is their steadiness on both ends of the floor. When you look around the Western Conference, there are teams with a ton of talent and potential. However, those other teams in the West also find themselves with poor defense or inconsistency.
Though it’s only seven games into the Spurs’ 2013-14 season, they have to look like they are on track to try and make another run to the Finals. Barring injuries, they are going to have a tougher road out of the West to make it to the final series, but they are also the rock of the conference right now and are more than likely going to remain that way. They may not have the excitement or star-power of some teams in the conference, but they have to production and consistency to succeed yet again.