The Spurs led Minnesota 60-50 at the half and while they shot the ball very well, they didn't have the intensity that they showed on Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The TImberwolves were short about half of their team and a ten-point cushion was an underachievement.
The Spurs fixed that with what might have been their best third quarter they've played this season. Kawhi Leonard led the team to a 33-13 advantage in the quarter with 15 steals and 25 points (stats are estimates.) The kid has played great, consistent ball in March and that has me pretty excited.
The first half was underwhelming but the second half performance completely overwhelmed the Wolves and the last 18 minutes were nothing but formality. It was nice to see the Spurs blow out an opponent but it wasn't an impressive game. The Spurs simply did what they were supposed to do.
Do whatever it is you do for luck for Manu. Please be okay, Gino.
Your Spurs improve to 41-24 and are the fifth seed with 17 games left to play.
UPDATE: Gregg Popovich said he expects Manu to miss 7-10 days. Whew! Not too bad!
The Spurs will try to keep rolling when they travel to The Big Apple to take on the comically bad Knickerbockers on Tuesday night. The rest of the week sees a relatively soft schedule with a trip to Milwaukee and then back to San Antonio to host the Boston Celtics on Friday. Let's hope the good guys take advantage this week because after the Bucks and Celtics the Spurs play Atlanta, Dallas, OKC, Dallas and then Memphis.