In Chicago, Spurs’ Leonard first showed what was possible.

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Leonard, 24, is the Spurs’ top scorer at 22 points per game, one tenth of a point behind New York’s Carmelo Anthony for 10th in the league. […] that night in Chicago 2 ½ years ago, Leonard had been a role player for the Spurs. The Spurs’ Big Three returned to the lineup, and Leonard became a role player again. …

The Spurs don’t have to play themselves anymore.

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It’s difficult to tell whether or not the Atlanta Hawks enjoyed being referred to as the “Spurs East” for the last couple of seasons. You would have to think that being compared to a seemingly undying franchise with five championships in 16 years would be a compliment, but I can see how it could also be taken as a bit …

Spurs back to grind-it-out style as a means to counter Warriors’ smallball.

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The real secret to the San Antonio Spurs‘ era of dominance that stretches 16 years and counting isn’t (just) Tim Duncan‘s brilliance or their phenomenal draft scouting staff or the franchise’s fortune of health, or even Gregg Popovich’s tactical masterminding. It’s their adaptability. When the league went all-offense, up and down in the mid-00’s with Seven Seconds or Less and the Mavericks, …

Spurs blow away Hawks, 108-88.

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Suffocating defense from the Spurs noticeably bothered the Hawks early, who missed six of their first seven shots. After the Spurs earned an 8-3 advantage, Kawhi Leonard got on the board with and and-1 three in which he completed the four-point play, and everything seemed to be going right for San Antonio. A couple of turnovers allowed Atlanta to catch up which led …

San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks.

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  The Hawks were the apple of the blogosphere’s eye for the first 50 games of last season, blitzing the league with crisp passing and hot shooting, sending four players to the ASG and earning themselves the not-so-in-vogue-anymore tag of Spurs East. Despite losing vital cog DeMarre Carroll to free agency, the 2015-16 version retains the same style of play, …

The Spurs Are Growing While The Rest Of The NBA Shrinks.

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In their first 11 games after pulling off one of the most celebrated offseasons in recent NBA history, the San Antonio Spurs’ starting lineup looks like a gooey work in progress. In many ways, Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Tim Duncan are a microcosm for the entire team: slow, antiquated, annoyingly patient and undeserving of a pinch …

Simmons’ performance vs. Nuggets.

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With San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili and forward Tim Duncan both back in San Antonio Friday evening for rest purposes, the team only had 13 active players available in the win against the Denver Nuggets. Minute’s distribution might have been important, since the team has a game back home in San Antonio Saturday against the Denver Nuggets. Minute’s distribution might …

Kawhi Leonard’s transformation to an MVP candidate is complete.

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  Thee most exclusive, least well-known club in the NBA is made up of only eight players. Only 15 times has an individual recorded at least five points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals in a single game. On Friday, Kawhi Leonard fell the tiniest of margins away from making it 16. In a 91-80 Spurs win, Leonard recorded 25 points, seven …

Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs past Nuggets, 91-80.

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Kawhi Leonard carried the Spurs to their fourth straight win. He had 25 points, seven rebounds, six assists, four steals and five blocks in San Antonio’s 91-80 road victory against theNuggets. He was even more impressive than the stats suggest as he single-handedly changed the momentum of a game that was looking dire for the Spurs, who were without Manu …

The Spurs and Limiting Opponent 3-pointers.

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AT&T CENTER – Back in late October during the preseason, San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich was asked about losing some of the team’s 3-point shooting in the offseason and how it would impact the team this season. That day, on October 23, Popovich said the team would have to make more twos this season, but he also noted, that …