The San Antonio Spurs headed into their Thursday night game against Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics riding a season high five game winning streak that included their first road win of the year. The Celtics took control of the contest from the beginning, quickly reminding the Spurs that they were facing an elite team and not the sub-par squads they had built their streak upon. In a sloppy game marked by 19 turnovers, 10 squandered free throws, and several missed opportunities for the Spurs, the end result was a 90-83 loss at home.
“I was just out there,” Blair told reporters after the game. “Pop gave me the minutes. Whether I play five minutes or whatever minutes I played tonight it's all about working hard, hustling, being there for the team and rebounding. I made a couple of plays. It was a good game. I am getting more comfortable every day. My teammates are doing great at helping in situations when I don't know what to do. I am just listening and asking questions. We are going to fight back from this and try to get a win on Saturday. You aren't going to win championships in December we are just going to keep working and it's going to come together. I promise.”