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The Spurs won four titles between 1999 and 2007 behind the strength of their defense. With the team aging, they are no longer as dominant defensively and will try to win a title with the strength of their offense.
“We spend more time working on offense these days, because our defense won’t be as good as it used to be in the past,” Gregg Popovich said. “It just won’t.”
“You have to score a lot more points now,” Tim Duncan said. “I don’t think it’s the league of old, where you can score in the 80s and defend your butt off and still win championships.”
“It’s good we can do it both ways,” Manu Ginobili said. “I think we’re trying to be more the other (defensive) kind of team, the way we won championships. The last few years, we’ve scored more but we haven’t won it.”
Cory Joseph, on assignment to the Austin Toros from the San Antonio Spurs, has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played March 19-25.
Joseph, who is in the middle of his third assignment from the Spurs to the Toros, averaged 19.0 points, 9.3 assists and 9.0 rebounds last week as Austin went 3-0. He shot 57 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point land, scoring an NBA D-League season-high 25 points in a 113-103 win over the Iowa Energy on March 21. He became the ninth NBA D-League player this season to record a triple-double when he tallied 15 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists in a 112-82 win over the Maine Red Claws on March 23.
The San Antonio Spurs have re-assigned guard Cory Joseph to the Austin Toros, the Spurs’ NBA D-League affiliate.
This is Joseph's third D-League assignment of the season.
Joseph (6-3, 185) returns to the Toros following two previous assignments. During his first two stints with the team, he averaged 10.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 30.0 minutes, scoring in double digits on four occasions. He scored an NBA D-League career-high 16 points in a 111-88 victory over the Erie BayHawks on Jan. 10.