The Spurs are completely crushing their opponents over the past month. Since November 15th the Spurs have posted a league-best net rating of +15.9, which is completely ridiculous and I don't really know what to think. The Spurs have had a really easy go of it schedule-wise, which certainly helps the numbers, but it seems like the Spurs aren't even playing that well on offense yet. I mean, they have the second most efficient offense over the past month, but it really feels like they're just warming up. This team might be devastating.
The next week should bring the good guys a little more resistance with the Pacers, Wizards and Clippers coming to the AT&T Center. Then again, the Spurs have been holding their opponents to a comically low 85.4 points per game in their building...For perspective, the Heat are second in points allowed at home at 94.1. The difference from the Spurs to the Heat is slightly larger the difference from the number 2 Heat to number 21 ranked Denver (102.5).
LaMarcus Aldridge is getting comfy in his new home, freely taking off his shoes and rummaging through the fridge. Again, this team will be devastating if they put everything together and develop the hive mind.
I love to watch Boris Diaw play basketball, whether he's facilitating, backing someone down from the three-point line, dancing through the lane, or throwing junk down low until he gets an open reverse layup to go. This is a nice drive and kick to the lovable Patty Mills.
Tony Parker is scoring on 57.1% of his attempts. Among guards who play at least 20 minutes a night that leads by a wide margin.
Gordan Hayward had a tough night matched up against Kawhi Leonard. He finished -42 in 22 minutes of work which works out to some ridiculous net rating of -105 or something. Kawhi was good, per usual.
So unnecessary, but why not in a game like this?
Tony Parker and the Spurs take advantage of some awful defense from the Jazz to get a the Frenchman a couple of looks from the corners. Tony is now 0-for-5 from the left corner and 2-for-3 from the right corner for the season.
Let's end this edition with Matt Bonner working from the top of the key, going behind-the-back, tossing in a spin move and throwing in a right hook. This makes me unreasonably happy and I hope The Medium Fundamental can bring you a smile or two. Bonus content: David West's enjoyment