Friday, October 9, 2009

New look Spurs Cruise past Olympiacos

In their second preseason game, the Spurs looked sharp early as they routed a visiting Olympiacos team 107-89. As expected, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker made their pre-season debut. It's the first time the Big three played together since Ginobili's season-ending ankle injury last April. George Hill continues to impress as he led the Spurs with 17 points 3 rebounds and 2 assist. Parker chipped in 12 points and 3 assist, Duncan added 10 points 5 boards 3 assist and 2 blocks and a steal, Manu had 7 points, 2 steals and dished out 5 assists. Jefferson scored 4 points and had 2 dimes. Schortsanitis scored 16 points and Josh Childress almost had a double double with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the Greek squad. (Game highlights at the bottom of this post.)

Duncan looked good in particular making all his six (6) free throw attempts despite wearing a brace.

"It feels pretty good," Duncan said. "I've gone through four or five braces throughout the summer, trying to find the right one, the one that feels good, and that's the one I came up with so far."

The Spurs outworked the Greeks and made it a one sided affair early on as they led 39-21 after one quarter of play. Roger Mason looked comfortable scoring 10 points on 4-5 shooting from the field including 2-3 from 3 point range. Blair had 9 points and 2 rebounds in limited minutes. Ian Mahinmi played fairly well, scoring 7 points and grabbing 2 boards in just 8 minutes of action. McDyess had 4 points and 5 boards, Matt Bonner and Theo Ratliff also played adding 6 and 3 points for the Spurs. While Von Wafer, Teodosic, Bourousis, and Linas Kleiza had 11, 9, 7 and 4 points for the Olympiacos squad respectively.

It's a pretty even match after the first quarter as the Greek team played tough, displaying their shooting touch and hustle. It's a good game overall!

Game Highlights!

It's just a pre-season game but it's a win nonetheless...

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