CHICAGO - Coach Gregg Popovich told his San Antonio Spurs the same thing he always does before each game, "Okay go out there and show everyone that unlike a lot of NBA players, you guys earn your money."
And that is all the motivation that the Spurs need to get it done day in and day out. They defeated the Bulls on their own home court and have now won 7 in a row.
The boys in silver and black are the proud owners of the best record in the National Basketball Association at 47-16.
Manu Ginobili (#20) who led the team with 22 points said that the pinkie on his right hand was hurting a little bit but it felt okay since he decided not to use it.
Teammate Tony Parker (#9) who tossed in 20 points said after the game that he hardly worked up a sweat. He then smiled and said that Coach Pop was so happy at half time that he let him eat two dogs and drink it down with a Diet Dr. Pepper.
Kawhi Leonard (#2) whose job is to guard the other team's best player did not talk during halftime. Leonard is not one to say much. Once when he sneezed during a team huddle he did offer up an "Excuse me y'all."