Spurs put home winning streak on line tonight against LeBron, Cavs
SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs home winning streak will be put to the test tonight when they take on LeBron James and the Cavs.
The last time the Spurs lost a regular season home game was to Cleveland, 128-125, in overtime on March 12.
Kyrie Irving ripped the nets for 57 points. That was his career best and an NBA season high. "He was living in the moment," said James.
Irving scored nine in the last minute to put the game into OT, so naturally there will be a lot of eyes and bodies on him tonight.
"I remember Kyrie not missing anything," Danny Green said. " It was a fun game. Both teams played well (and) everybody was healthy. A lot of guys played well, Kyrie kind of took it to another level, didn't miss many shots."
The Spurs have not lost at home since that night, including 22 straight to start this season.
San Antonio is on a nine game winning streak while he Cavs come to town off a big overtime win over the Mavs, 110-107, for their eighth win a row.
The Cavs also just happen to be the best team in the East. "This is going to be a good test for us," said Green.
"It is going to be a great test. Middle of the season great to have a game like that to see where were at," said Tony Parker.
James has had some memorable moments in San Antonio and like always, he is looking forward to playing the Spurs.
"Just enjoy playing against greats no matter what team it is. When you have and opportunity to play against four greats like I said, Tim, Manu, Tony and coach Pop you enjoy that, " said James.
James has played against the Spurs in the NBA Finals three times, once with the Cavs and twice with the Heat.
He is 1-2 against San Antonio and that makes the matchup even more intriguing, especially the way the Spurs big three continue to play.
"Their place in the history books is already written. It is just up to them when they want to decide that there is just no more ink in the pen," said James. "They have multiple chapters in the history of the game and it is great to be a part of that."
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