Derrick White flexes back, powers Spurs to a Game 3 win

White showed off the breadth of his versatile skillset — as well as some rare on-court swagger — on his way to a career night. Derrick White had just added to a career night with a three-pointer on the other end of the floor. He’d already played as complete a game as anyone could’ve asked from a young player on …

Spurs vs Nuggets Playoff Game 3 Thread

Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. The Denver Nuggets unlocked the Jamal Murray runs amok achievement on Tuesday night, and …

What the Spurs need to do to beat the Nuggets on Game 3

Better transition defense and a more aggressive Rudy Gay could be enough to give the Spurs the win at home. Game 2 of Spurs vs. Nuggets was not all that dissimilar to Game 1, all things considered. At least the parts that made sense weren’t. The two teams essentially stuck to their game plans. The star centers faced double teams. …

The secret to the Spurs dynasty is dinner

Pop knows how to bring a team together: good food and fun times. It’s no secret that rare exception, the San Antonio Spurs have always been a tightly knit group, and that in turn has a played a huge role in their dynastic success over the last two decades. Even as the dynasty has completely turned over to a new …

Game Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

With the series tied at 1 game a piece, the Spurs will return home looking to steal back some momentum after Denver came back from 19-down in Game 2 and go up 2-1. It is pretty incredible that the Spurs aren’t up 2-0 on these Denver Nuggets. They got great games from DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge to go along …

Derrick White’s dunk heard all over Texas

And now you can add his shirt to your wardrobe This has been a year for Derrick White. After returning from an early season injury, Derrick was inserted into the starting line-up where he has thrived as a passer and dependable shooter from all over the court. And just as the playoffs have heated up, White has gotten hot, scoring …

One way the Spurs’ defense is slowing down the Nuggets

The Spurs have been surprisingly adept at defending the Nuggets. Can they keep it up? Believe it or not, the Spurs’ defense is working. Despite struggling all season long to execute on that end of the floor, the Spurs have had a profound impact on an elite offense playing at home. The numbers are astonishing for a team that finished …

Open Thread: Spurs drop not one, but two 19 point leads

A disheveled final 16 minutes showed the wear-and-tear on the Spurs, and the resolve of the Nuggets. It just goes to show that you can never take your foot off the gas in the postseason. After taking a 43-24 lead on a DeMar DeRozan free throw (courtesy of a Michael Malone technical foul) at the 8:28 mark in the second, …

Spurs dominate Nuggets for 3 quarters before collapsing late in Game 2

The Spurs led by as many as 19 points in the second half but didn’t close strong and missed out on an opportunity to take a commanding lead in the series. We have a series. After trailing for most of the game and looking downright dejected at times, the Nuggets came back in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs …

San Antonio at Denver, Final Score: Nuggets rally past Spurs, 114-105

A crazy fourth quarter got the Nuggets by the Spurs after leading by 19 points. For 2 1⁄2 quarters, it looked like the Spurs were going to pull off the near-impossible and snag both Games 1 and 2 from the 2nd seed Nuggets, leading by 19 points in both halves. However, knowing it was a must win, the Nuggets (who …

Spurs at Nuggets Playoff Game 2 Thread

Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. Game 1 was pretty fun, wasn’t it? Tonight the Spurs try to go up …