After a rare home loss in their first game after the All-Star break, the San Antonio Spurs bounced back thanks to their defense.
It's been their offense that's shined recently against the Denver Nuggets.
The Spurs have averaged nearly 112 points in winning seven of eight against the Nuggets, and they may get an additional boost Sunday night at the AT&T Center if Manu Ginobili returns from a five-game absence.
San Antonio suffered just its second home loss Wednesday, falling 96-89 to Chicago as Tony Parker described his team as "rusty" after five days off.
It recovered Friday, holding woeful Charlotte to 37.3 percent shooting and riding a 55-37 rebounding edge to a 102-72 victory. To Richard Jefferson, one of four Spurs to score at least 14 points, the key was simple.
"Good team defense," said Jefferson, who's 11 of 15 from 3-point range in his last three games. "Great team defense."
San Antonio (25-11) has allowed 86.8 points per game in its last nine at home and has only ...