By Eric Martinez
The Spurs went to Orlando Wednesday night after wrapping up a 6-game home stand that saw them go 5-1. The Orlando Magic seem to be no issue for the Spurs as they took care of them with a 39-point victory. A well-rounded performance saw all players score and for the 6th straight game the spurs allowed less than 100 points. The Spurs were led in points by LaMarcus Aldridge’s 19.
Spurs 129 Magic 90
After a 39-point loss in late November at the hands of the Timberwolves the Spurs were able to avenge that loss with a 26-point win of their own. A main staple for the Spurs turnaround in the recent stretch has been there defense. Bryn Forbes has come on strong for the Spurs this season in the absence of Walker and Murray. Bryn led all players with 22 points.
Timberwolves 98 Spurs 124
The second night of a back to back came against the surging Rockets who are off to a disappointing start this season. Chris Paul did not play due to a sustained injury Thursday night. The Spurs led at the half by 2 and their defense was once again a huge reason for their success. The Spurs relapsed in the third frame allowing more than 40 points. In the fourth quarter our defense was able to erase a 16-point deficit, but James Harden’s offensive brilliance was too much to overcome as he scored 6 crunch time points that sealed the victory for the Rockets.
Spurs 101 Rockets 108
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This article originally appeared in the San Antonio Observer.