They are starting to clamp down on defense as they are currently 7th in league in defensive efficiency and 4th in effective field goal percentage, they are also taking care of the ball a lot more averaging just 12.6 turnovers per game in January compared to 15.8 in December.
The Spurs have health issues. Tony Parker is playing through pain (plantar fasciitis), shooters Matt Bonner and Mike Finley are still out with injuries, and Antonio McDyess missed their last game because of a pinched nerve in the neck.
But it’s all not bad news. Tim Duncan continues to be Tim Duncan, Blair is taking advantage of extended minutes, and George Hill and Roger Mason Jr. has been a steady presence off the bench.Not to mention the Spurs have one of, if not the best bench in the NBA as far as offensive production.
In other words, the Spurs are not yet at full strength. They need to get back on the right track. Obviously, there is still work to be done the upcoming games will test their true character. Still, there is reason to believe that they will get better as the season goes on.