Spurs Beat Kings and Renegade Bat
The Spurs beat the Kings on Halloween 113-94. Tony Parker led the Spurs with 24 points, seven assists, three rebounds and two steals. Richard Jefferson was not far behind having his best game as a Spur so far with 21 points, two rebounds, and a steal. He shot 7-of-8 from the field including 2-of-3 from downtown. Duncan had a modest night with 10 rebounds, seven points, and 1 assist, steal and block. Several Spurs reserves had a good night as well. George Hill had 18 points, five rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal. DeJuan Blair had 10 rebounds, five points and two steals. The Spurs lead by 18 at halftime, but it’s the Kings, so it’s not like the outcome was ever really in doubt. What was in doubt, was how to stop a bat from disrupting the game. Yes, a bat. A bat flew into the building and insisted on being a part of the action by swooping down to the court several times. Amazingly enough, The Coyote could not catch it, and even more amazing was that Manu Ginobili didn’t fall down when it swooped past him. That’s right, instead of flopping, Manu slapped that sucker out of the air, picked it up and handed it to someone, then went back to the game. He finished with 13 points, three assists, one steal and one bat-slap. No word yet on whether or not anyone from PETA’s head has exploded yet.
Not to be outdone, Spencer Hawes swatted three shots for the Kings and finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Martin also had 29 points for the Kings but failed to notch a single rebound or assist. Way to make your teammates better, Kev. Technically, other Sacramento players had points, rebounds and assists, but for the record, no one else showed up. I think they were merely people dressed as Kings players.
Also, the spurs lost to the Chicago Bulls on Thursday 92-85 in an underwhelming effort from pretty much everyone. The Spurs were outscored, outrebounded, outassisted, outblocked, and just outplayed. Duncan did show up and had 28 points, 16 boards, 2 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks. All of the Bulls starters finished in double figures.
Date: November 1, 2009