Wednesday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder put an end to San Antonio’s 11 game win streak, dropping the Spurs to second place in the league. At 13-2, they’re playing some of the best basketball in club history, despite being led by three aging veterans in Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Tim Duncan. With a few new legs, including Kawhi Leonard and the sharps-shooting Danny Green, the Spurs have been able to hang onto their spot as one of the Western Conference’s powerhouse teams. Tonight, they’ll head to Orlando for a 7PM match up against the 6-9 Magic. With Orlando currently in last place in the Southeast Division, this should be an easy W for the Spurs.
Four years ago today, on November 29, 2009, the San Antonio Spurs were off to a 7-6 start and had won three straight games as they met the Houston Rockets on the road. Tim Duncan stepped up in a major way with 21 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 3 assists, powering the Spurs to a 92-84 win. Will Duncan, who’s currently in his 16th year of professional play, be able to turn in a performance like this tonight?
Throughout his prolific career, Tim Duncan has been known for wearing models by Nike and adidas. During his early days, he wore Nike models such as the Flightposite One and the Air Aggress Force. He signed with adidas in 2003 and has been wearing heavy-duty models from the Three Stripes ever since. In this 2009 game, he donned the adidas TS Bounce Commander, a model that catered to big men like Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Dwight Howard.