If you have not read Michael Erler's recap of the game, I encourage you to do so.
Let's start this edition of GBD with a Manu Ginobili isolation. Kawhi Leonard has looked incredible so far and that excites me as does the consistent play of Tim Duncan on the floor. But nothing puts a smile on my face like The Manu doing his thing. Soak it in, Pounders.
We're going to try not to feature so many highlight plays from games this season, but a Tim to Kawhi alley-oop is pretty much always going to make it.
LaMarcus Aldridge has a nice individual defensive possession against a very good post player in Brook Lopez. He's still trying to find a comfort level in the offense, (9-23 from the field to start the season) but for what it's worth, his +21 is tied with Tony Parker for best on team.
I wonder how much longer Kawhi is going to be able to do stuff like this before people realize that you can't dribble the ball anywhere near him without complete focus. He's really impressed me so far with his game. He's so well rounded -- obviously a menace on defense, but he's getting quite a bit of polish on the other side of the floor. Check out the silky mid-range in the second GIF.
I'm sure you've noticed, but Manu Ginobili looks GREAT! I know we're just two games in, but he's playing so free and fluid. So far it looks like Gino still has plenty left in reserves and made a good decision to come back for another run.
I know he's 38 years old, but you have to at least try to stop Manu. This was so easy for the Argentine that he even finished on the right with his right.
That's all for this one, Spurs fans.