What the Spurs can do to stop the James Harden pick and roll

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The 2017 Rockets have perfected the pick-and-roll spread offense. Can the Spurs slow down Harden? The 2017 Houston Rockets have perfected the pick and roll. James Harden has mastered the action, and Daryl Morey has surrounded him with a repository of shooters and several big men willing to screen and dive to the rim. If you provide any help, you’re …

What to expect from Spurs vs. Rockets

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A Spurs-Rockets playoff series with a pair of MVP candidates? Seems familiar somehow… During the Spurs–Rockets series you are going to be inundated with many “flashback” clips of the 1995 Western Conference Finals, which was the last playoff meeting between these Texas rivals. You will not enjoy watching those clips. Actually, it’ll probably be the same two plays, over and …

Kawhi Leonard is having one of the best playoff performances in NBA history

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Kawhi Leonard had the league’s best first round of the postseason, and maybe of all time. Kawhi Leonard’s first-round was so brilliant, it is difficult to put into words. Spectacular, dominant, superlative, historic – none of it quite captures what the Spurs star did against the Memphis Grizzlies. That’s why I’m going to put it into numbers instead, starting with …

Weekend Links: The Legend of Kawhi Leonard

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Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. The Legend of Kawhi Leonard continues to grow Gregg Popovich is not one to typically toot his own players’ horns or try to promote them in front of the media, but he wasted no time in dubbing his player the best in the league: “Kawhi Leonard is, in my opinion, the best …

How the Spurs beat the Grizzlies

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Memphis put up a fight, but this is how the Spurs prevailed. The Spurs closed out a grueling series against the predictably dogged Grizzlies on Thursday night in Memphis. Advanced metrics aside for a second, you can’t tell the story of this thrilling Game 6 victory without pointing to the spectacular play of both Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker: – …

A Spurs salute to the vanquished Grizzlies

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San Antonio outlasted Memphis in a memorable first-round matchup. My goodness. What a basketball series. For a matchup featuring two small-market teams and Kawhi Leonard, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol as its headliners, the San Antonio Spurs’ six-game series win over the Memphis Grizzlies may have been the most compelling first-round series of them all. Game 4 is already an …

San Antonio at Memphis Game 6, Final Score: Spurs gut out a tough win on the road against Grizzlies 103-96

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The Grizzlies were a tough opponent for the Spurs, but the Silver and Black closed them out on the road behind strong performances from Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard The Grizzlies gave the Spurs all they could handle for about 45 minutes of tonight’s game, but Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard made key plays down the stretch as they closed …

What the Spurs can do better in Game 6

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  Less is more — more specifically, less attention paid to Memphis’ bigs That feels a little bit better, doesn’t it? I imagine most Spurs fans are resting a bit easier after Tuesday’s fairly comfortable win in Game 5 of their first-round series against Memphis. It was certainly a higher scoring game than I figured, and there were a couple …

For Kawhi Leonard, team comes first

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That and more with today’s best Spurs news and articles. There is no “I” in Kawhi Leonard. Okay technically there is, but figuratively there isn’t. When informed that TNT’s studio crew of Shaquille O’neal, Charles Barkely, and Kenny Smith had dubbed him the second best player in the world (behind LeBron James), Leonard’s response was the following:  Humble, down to …