Against the Wizards, Danny Green burst out in the fast break and once given the ball splashed in a three-pointer to give the Spurs the lead, reminiscent of that lethal killer instinct that this Spurs team has shown during its 4 championship seasons in 5 years. John Wall led the Wizards strongly with 28 points and 18 assists (new career high) and with 2 minutes left, things looked a bit grim for the home team, but the Wizards were smashed by a late rally from San Antonio.
In both games, and during this 10 game win streak, Pau Gasol has dominated and gone on a roll, which has been a great benefit with Kawhi Leonard struggling a bit as of late. The 29 other teams are now impressed by the Spurs success and turnaround after a bumpy start sans-Tim Duncan, with social media blowing up fittingly about this unexpected surge by the defending champions. The Spurs still trail the Warriors (who are undefeated still at home) for the top record in the western conference, and the Spurs still have yet to play other elite teams in the league, but this win against the Clippers (close yes, but still a win) is inspiring.