Monday, January 17, 2011
Spurs Looking for Home Court Advantage
Tim Duncan knows titles aren't won in January, but he told NBA.com that the Spurs were looking to get off to a hot start this season in hopes of securing homecourt advantage when the playoffs do roll around.
"We just want to continue to play," Duncan said. "It's great to get off to this start and we wanted to get off to a fast start coming into this year. We want to be able to have homecourt advantage, if at all possible, in the playoffs."
San Antonio is currently on pace to win 70 games and they have a 5 1/2 game lead over the Lakers for the top spot in the Western Conference.
Despite the team's hot start, Gregg Popovich continues to insist his team isn't the conference's best right now. He's imparted that belief onto his players.
"The Lakers are right on our tail in terms of record, they're the three-time conference champs, two-time NBA champs and to start talking NBA Finals is early," Richard Jefferson said.
"The only thing we can talk about is trying to get the No. 1 seed. I think that's the only thing as far as looking to the future that would even be respectable."