The San Antonio Spurs went into _____ and blistered the _____. Go ahead, fill in the blank. You can pick any city where the Spurs have gone this season and any team that plays there. Because the Spurs (18-4) are the undefeated winners of 13 straight on the road after crushing the Timberwolves 101-95. That puts the Spurs one shy of the consecutive road win record held by the Warriors.
Playing without Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points with textbook efficiency, hitting 11-of-15 from the field and helping the Spurs to shoot 52.7% as a team. Leonard keeps quietly sending a message to Western Conference fans who are in heat for tonight’s big Clippers-Warriors matchup in LA. NBA carnival barkers are calling the Clippers-Warriors a preview of the Western Conference finals. Leonard, Aldridge and company know it’s a long way to June. And that you have to win on the road to advance.