With another win last night for the San Antonio Spurs, they push their home gaming winning streak to 41 on the season. Click ‘Read More and Comment’ to take a closer look at the success for the Spurs!
With Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge combining for 50 of the Spurs 93 points, it looked like the Spurs home streak might come to an end up until the 4th quarter where the Spurs outscored the Oklahoma City Thunder by 10 points to win. The win extended the Spurs home game winning streak of 41, the third longest in NBA league history, trailing the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls who both set the record at 44 in the 2015-16 and 1995-96 season respectively. One of the main factors to the Spurs success this season is the comfortability LaMarcus Aldridge is finding.
After signing with Spurs in the off season for 4 years and 84 million dollars it took the Spurs a few months to figure out exactly where Aldridge would fit, starting out a little shaky as any team/player would feel playing for/with a new team mate who demands the ball due to his stellar and unique skill set. Also the outstanding play of the young Kawhi Leonard can also be attributed to the Spurs success who is really starting to find his own in the NBA. Originally brought in as a defensive stopper, Leonard has begun to show his offensive side as well, raising his points per game (PPG) from 8 to 12 to 13 to 16 and this season 21.
So what do you think? Can the Spurs continue to win at home? Could they set the record for longest home winning streak? Let us know in the comments below!