This season has been topsy turvy early on and it’s going to be quite exciting if it continues to be so for the rest of the season. In spite of the surprises, the San Antonio Spurs are just doing business as usual being one of the best teams in the league, showing early on why they are early favorites to win it all this year. This is why their recent 95-92 loss to the struggling Charlotte Bobcats was not expected at all.

The Spurs lost despite Tim Duncan’s 24 point 13 rebound effort, while Tony Parker scored 25 points and Manu Ginobili added 12 points ans 12 rebounds. The hot shooting of Adam Morrison was too much for the Spurs, leading the Cats with 27 points. Emeka Okafor has been showing he’s back to his Rookie of the Year form as he scored 19 points, blocked 5 shots and grabbed 9 rebounds.

The score was pretty close all throughout the game and in fact it went into overtime. The Spurs lost a little steam in overtime, shooting only 3-12 giving the Bobcats the chance to take the lead. A 3 pointer by Ginobili with a few seconds to go in OT could have tied the game once again but he missed. The ‘Cats go on to finish with a victory.

Not to discredit the Bobcats but they were really lucky in that game since the Spurs could have won. They sure didn’t give the Bobcats the easy win, with that overtime too. I find it a bit strange that the Bobcats lose to “lower ranked” teams like the Celtics, Grizzlies and Sonics but end up winning against good teams like the Cavs and the Spurs. It’s a nice morale booster but they need to win more games in a hurry if they want to make the playoffs this year and that means not losing to those “lower ranked” teams anymore..

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