Here’s why the Spurs have been struggling late in games

In San Antonio’s last four defeats, three things have been happening down the stretch. The way the Spurs lost their last two games, to the Pelicans and the Mavericks, probably felt familiar. It’s not hard to draw parallels to the two defeats at the hands of the Bucks and Suns from earlier this month: San Antonio’s offense slowed down in …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

San Antonio battles the Thunder for the first time since Durant left for Golden State. The Spurs are reeling — well, as much as a team on pace for 63 wins can be “reeling.” San Antonio dropped its last two games to division foes (New Orleans, Dallas) by a combined 20 points. Neither team is in playoff contention, though the …

Jonathon Simmons listed as questionable against Thunder

The Spurs guard may miss Tuesday’s tilt with Oklahoma City The San Antonio Spurs announced Monday afternoon that guard Jonathon Simmons has been listed as questionable for Tuesday’s matchup with Oklahoma City with a sprained right wrist, while center Pau Gasol will miss his seventh straight game. Gasol continues to recover from the fractured fourth metacarpal he suffered minutes before …

Power Rankings, Week 15: Spurs hold steady despite stumbles

The Spurs hold firm in the power rankings despite a pair of poor second halves to close the week. The week started off well with an absolute thrashing in Brooklyn followed by a stunning upset in Toronto sans Tony Parker, Pau Gasol, Kawhi Leonard and Jonathon Simmons. Then… things took a turn for the worse, with the Spurs (and a …

Poor second half dooms Spurs against Mavericks

The true grind of the season is upon us and the strange beast that is January basketball in the NBA has definitely arrived. We’ve seen the 19-29 Pelicans beat not just the Spurs but also the Cavaliers (without Anthony Davis against Cleveland) in the past week. The Warriors also lost to the Heat within the past week. The Rockets were …

San Antonio vs Dallas Final Score: Mavs beat Spurs 105-101

The Mavs handed the Spurs their second straight loss. The Mavs started hot against the Spurs, with Seth Curry leading all scorers with 10 in th first. Tony Parker was aggressive driving to the rim with sixx points contributing San Antonio’s 28-27 lead after one. The Mavs’ 6-10 shooting from three helped them stay close, compared to 1-2 from the …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Spurs will play four straight at home before beginning their annual Rodeo Road Trip. First up: their rivals of yesteryear, the Dallas Mavs. You can either look at Friday’s New Orleans loss as concerning, or you can shrug, tip your cap and accept that some teams match up well against the Spurs and are poise to steal a game …

Jonathon Simmons will not play against the Mavericks

Gasol remains out with a fractured hand, while Simmons will sit with a sprained wrist San Antonio will be without two of its rotation players Sunday evening against Dallas. The Spurs announced Saturday afternoon that center Pau Gasol will miss the home tilt as he continues to recover from a fractured fourth metacarpal in his left hand, and guard Jonathon …

Spurs get roughed around at The Smoothie Center in road trip finale

They were outscored 71-46 in the second half, but don’t worry, it looked worse. Game 46 @New Orleans: Pelicans 119, Spurs 103 Record: 36-10 1st in Southwest Division, 2nd in Western Conference Streak: L-1 In the macro sense, you can’t be mad at the loss. Not really. If I told you before the four-game road trip that the Spurs would …

Final Score, San Antonio at New Orleans: Spurs fall to Pelicans, 103-119

The Spurs couldn’t take advantage of Kawhi’s first game back and fell to a hot-shooting Pelican squad. The Spurs began their first game with Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard back searching for rhythm and cohesion. New Orleans rode a tide of hot shooting and San Antonio turnovers to a first quarter lead. After two games off to rest his sore …

Kawhi Leonard sets another Spurs record

Tonight, Leonard surpassed one of Tim Duncan’s lesser known records by scoring in double figures for the 76th consecutive game. Tim Duncan was the model of consistency for the Spurs during his 19 years wearing the Silver and Black, but when he retired last year, he passed the torch to Kawhi Leonard, who is already surpassing him in the record …

Full strength or not, the Spurs keep rolling

Winners of 8 of their last 10, and tied for the league’s longest current winning streak, San Antonio is doing alright. Rest Tony Parker, win in Cleveland. Rest Kawhi Leonard too, win in Toronto. The Spurs currently sport a .800 winning percentage, and that’s good enough that there are only two teams in the league who can say that. So …