The West is tough in a different way this year. The Spurs have won 10 of their past 13 games. It has allowed them to skyrocket ... all the way to 8th, where they are tied in the loss column with Sacramento for 8/9.
Derrick White had a nice visit before the game in Denver w/ his prep coach, Kevin Boley. With the way Derrick's playing of late, Boley & Legend High will have to firm up their plans to retire his No. 21 jersey. The kid from Parker heads into 4Q w/ a career-high 20 pts on 8 of 8.
The Spurs scored 46 points in the 3Q, the most they've tallied in a period since scoring 47 in the 1Q against Denver on April 22, 1993. It's the 3rd highest scoring quarter in club history, and they did it without the services of their 3rd-leading scorer, Rudy Gay.
The Spurs have a Net Rating of +0.8 through 10 games and being 6-4.
Wins vs MIN (33% winning percentage), LAL (46%), LAL (46%), DAL (27%), PHX (20%), NOP (46%).
Losses vs POR (73%), IND (58%), ORL (36%), MIA (50%)
The Spurs are 4-2 in close games.