Throughout the course of the regular season, the defending champion San Antonio Spurs had surprisingly been slumping, leading many to believe their title window had finally been slammed shut.
But all basketball fans know that no matter what the circumstance, you can never count out the Spurs, and San Antonio has momentarily hushed the naysayers by rattling off six straight wins.
In their six consecutive victories, reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and point guard Tony Parker have been huge, both averaging 20+ points per game on over 50% shooting from the field. Leonard was especially key in the Spurs’ 117-107 win over the Raptors on Tuesday night, as his double-double (24 points, 11 rebounds), smothering defense on DeMar DeRozan and impressive dunks propelled San Antonio to a W.
Consider this an appetizer to the Spurs/Cavaliers matchup that awaits us on Thursday. That’s definitely going to be must-see action.