The Spurs are missing a top rebounder in Kawhi Leonard and they are still showing that they can get tough rebounds down the stretch. Aldridge has particularly been hitting the boards hard as of late, his rebounds are slightly up from last year. But for Aldridge it is more about the tenacity that he is hitting the boards with. The Spur guards like Danny Green and Dejounte Murray are really hitting the boards hard as well.
2) Ball Movement:
The Spurs lack players that can create their own baskets consistently and they are making up with that by moving the ball well. Players like Kyle Anderson are having solid offensive performances because of the ball movement; it has added to his confidence on the defensive end as well. Big man Pau Gasol is currently leading the team in assists, which is a testament to the Spurs sharing nature.
1) Winning Attitude:
Every player on the Spurs is committed to winning and it is obvious on the court. Manu Ginobili is leading the charge at 40 years of age and is still willing to take a charge for the team. This attitude trickles down to a Murray, who lost his starting spot but still comes in and provides good energy in limited minutes. The Spurs success goes beyond the physical and has whole lot to do with their level of “heart” on the floor.