Thunder Rumblings


Spurs to win on the road

by Michael Baldwin Modified: April 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm •  Published: October 29, 2009

       Continuing an early-season trend of picking every NBA game, after showing improvement in my W-L record the second night, look for the Spurs to start the season 2-0.

        Spurs 98, Bulls 93: After dominating the Hornets, the Spurs flew from San Antonio to Chicago late Wednesday night. Those type of back-to-back games, flying more than 1,000 miles, is one of the toughest challenges of playing in the NBA. But the Spurs are a veteran team accustomed to the challenge.

       This is the Bulls’ season opener. They’re at home. Chicago and Milwaukee are the only teams to have not played a game. But San Antonio was so efficient against New Orleans it’s hard to pick against the Spurs.  And it wouldn’t be surprising if the Bulls show a little rust, having gone more than a week without playing a game.

       Trail Blazers 104, Nuggets 101: This should be an entertaining game after both teams won their openers at home, two teams hoping to compete with San Antonio, Dallas and Utah for a top four seed.

       Portland looked good early but was so-so in the fourth quarter in its opener against Houston. The Nuggets finally pulled away against the Jazz, led by Carmelo Anthony’s 30 points.  It would be a huge road win for Denver but Portland is tough at home.

by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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