The San Antonio Spurs are carrying some serious momentum when the playoffs are less than a month away. Currently riding a season-high winning streak that has also saw them climb to the top of the Western Conference standings, it seems like they will be virtually unstoppable until the start of the postseason.
They surely looked like that in tonight’s win against the New Orleans Pelicans. Despite adjusting the minutes of the key players and using the deepest part of their bench, Gregg Popovich led his team to another huge win at the AT&T Center as the Spurs topped the Pelicans 96-80 with ease.
Aside from Marco Belinelli – who has done a marvelous job filling in for Danny Green in the starting lineup – no player logged more than 27 minutes on the court. Ten players ended up putting points on the board and five of them scored in double-digits. San Antonio also led several collective departments like assists, blocks and rebounds in what was truly a team effort.
Granted, the Pelicans are nowhere near the Spurs’ quality and the absence of Anthony Davis was a huge blow for their aspirations to take something out of the AT&T Center. Those factors can’t overcome the fact that the Spurs are playing their best basketball of the season and they are reaching their peak right when the playoffs are getting closer.
Without a doubt, that’s when it matters the most and it seems like everything is going according to plan as San Antonio looks to return to the Finals. Playing like this, however, the Spurs are the main favorites in a stacked Western Conference.