San Antonio Spurs 113, Minnesota Timberwolves 109: The Spurs get an ‘A’ for persistence, not much else
Wow. What do you call that?
Two night’s ago the Spurs won the most entertaining game of this NBA season against the Orlando Magic. The Spurs and Magic exchanged leads 29 times during that game. Tonight, the Spurs led once, off a Matt Bonner three pointer with 49 seconds remaining in overtime.
Up to that point the Spurs had played a mixture of bad and mediocre basketball. I don’t think there was one point in the game when they developed a rhythm. The Spurs missed nearly all of their three point attempts until late–at one point the Spurs were 2-19. TheÂ Spurs finished 10-32 from behind the arc and 37-94 overall.
Clank, clank, clank, clank, swish, if you’re scoring at home.
Oh, and San Antonio was demolished by Kevin Love (32 and 22) and Darko Milicic (22, 8, and 5 blks). Utterly upended.
Really, everything about this win was ugly. The Spurs should not have won this game.
But they did.
And in that way, despite the otherwise terrible play, this may have been their most impressive win of the season.
It was the ugliest victory I’ve ever seen, and that, friends, is some kind of amazing accomplishment.
But, please, let’s forget it happened.