Spurs Snap Six-Game Skid, Edges Suns
Finally, the skid is over.
The San Antonio Spurs’ 6-game losing streak ended with a 114-97 rout of the Steve Nash-less Phoenix Suns at the AT&T Center Sunday. The win snapped the longest losing streak of the franchise since acquiring Tim Duncan in 1997. It also kept them two-and-a-half games ahead of the Lakers, who had lost in another game Sunday against the Denver Nuggets.
George Hill came off the bench and stepped up for the team with 29 points. Except for Richard Jefferson with 12, all other starters of the Spurs registered only single digit points. Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker combined for only 21 points. It was the bench who gave the Spurs the fighting chance, with Matt Bonner scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Gary Neal contributed 15 points.
The Spurs have 5 more games to play to keep their hold on the top spot. One of the five games they’re playing would be an April 12 meeting against the Los Angeles Lakers, who have only lost twice since after All-Star Break. The Spurs would need to keep winning all of its remaining games if it wishes to capture homecourt advantage when the Playoffs commence.