Spurs Beat Celtics, Hawks Beat Wizards (Remain Winless)
Spurs Grabbed Their Ninth Victory Of The Season After Beating The Celtics
The Spurs managed to improve their record to 9-3 thanks to their 112-110 road victory over the Celtics (6-6). Tony Parker was the top scorer for the visiting team with a season-high 26 points while Tim Duncan had 20 and Tiago Splitter put up 23 off the bench. For Boston Rajon Rondo finished with 22 points, Paul Pierce had 19 and Brandon Bass 16.
Every time these two teams play there is always a personal duel between Rajon and Parker, and on this, the player from San Antonio mentioned that “Rondo is one of the best in the NBA, and every time you play one of the best, you want to be aggressive. He had a great game, too, so it was a good battle of point guards.”
The Celtics have been suffering and handling key victories to their recent rivals because they are struggling with their defense and the team knows that they need to work on their mistakes fast in order to be ready for their game of Friday against the Thunder (another top Western Conference power) at the TD Garden.
Hawks Beat Wizards And Washington Remains Winless
Close but no cigar. That is what the Wizards experienced on Wednesday night as they lost their tenth straight game of the season by just one point as they were defeated by the Hawks (6-4) 101 to 100 at Philips Arena. For the home team the top scorer was Josh Smith with 25 points while Kyle Korver had 16 and Al Horford 15. For Washington the best effort came from Kevin Seraphin who scored 21 points and teammate AJ Price, who finished with 14.
The Wizards believe that this was going to be their first win of the season as Martell Webster scored a 2-pointer at the buzzer and at first one of the officials ruled the basket as good, but after a better review it was confirmed that Webster’s shot came too late and they end up losing the match. On this, Martell mentioned that “We all ran back here. We thought we had won. Our video guy is showing it over and over.”
This is the worst start for Washington in the history of the franchise and coach Randy Wittman hopes that their first victory is going to come in any of their next 3 games, which will be played at home against the Bobcats, Spurs and Trail Blazers respectively.
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