The New Orleans Pelicans have defeated the Spurs the last three times the teams have played in New Orleans. On Thursday night, that streak almost got extended to four straight games, before a dominant fourth quarter by San Antonio.
Most kids today don't realize that the Spurs have been legitimate championship contenders every year since the late 90's. If the Spurs 19 year playoff streak was somehow materialized into a Haley Joel Osment, bionic machine from the movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, it would be old enough to go vote this year.
Let's admit it - we would have loved to see Andre Miller wearing silver and black for years now. Miller has demonstrated he can play the "Spurs Way" without ever even lacing it up San Antonio. He's unselfish, knows his role, and knows how to pick his spots on the court (especially now in his latter years). Assuming all goes the way we think it will, Miller will be a more than welcomed addition to the locker room.
It looks like all the Argentine asado Manu has been eating has sped up his recovery time from his testicular surgery.
If Kawhi Leonard were to audition for an episode of MTV's The Real World, chances are they would not be giving him a spot in the house. He's predicatable, soft spoken, selfless, and does not cause any drama. It's a good thing he is playing professional basketball for the Spurs - those intangibles are making him a superstar on and off the court.