Coming off a solid win against the Marc Gasol-less Memphis Grizzlies only one night ago, the San Antonio Spurs were looking to win their 10th straight game to establish what would officially be the best start in the franchise history.
The team led by Gregg Popovich had a tough game in front of their fans against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Spurs had one of their best offensive performances of recent years as they defeated the Cavs 126-96.
The Spurs were hot shooting from everywhere on the court. They ended the game with 57 percent shooting from the field and a scorching 67 percent from beyond the arc, proof that this team is one of the deadliest in the league when given enough space. The scoring output was led by Danny Green with 17 points, and he was one of five Spurs that ended the game with double-digit points.
The Spurs’ scoring was so balanced against the Cavaliers that not only every player scored, but three ended the game with six points as the lowest mark of the team. The Spurs were able to take advantage of the defensive mistakes committed by Cleveland in a game where everything seemed to go their way.
It’s clear that the Spurs aren’t going to win all their games by a 30-point-differential, but it’s safe to say that they will be one tough opponent if they continue shooting the ball like they have been doing it in recent games. They already achieved the best start in franchise history, and this team seems to be hungry for more.