What to expect from Spurs vs. Rockets

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

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 …

A Spurs salute to the vanquished Grizzlies

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 …

Game 6 Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies

The Spurs can advance to the WC Semifinals tonight, but it’ll take them doing what they’ve failed to do all season: win in Memphis. From a macro point of view, this series has been very much what we expected of two teams that split their regular-season meetings and have history facing off in the playoffs. Games have been physical; the …

What the Spurs can do better in Game 6

  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

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 …

NBA Playoffs 2017: Kawhi Leonard Proving He is MVP Worthy.

In a crucial game five, the San Antonio Spurs were able to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies at the AT&T Center, taking a 3-2 series lead. With their backs against the wall, the Spurs emerged victorious last night, beating the Grizzlies, 116-103, needing just one more game to advance to the second round. The Houston Rockets […] NBA Playoffs 2017: Kawhi …

An unlikely Spurs lineup beat the Grizzlies in Game 5

The Grizzlies loaded up on Kawhi, so we did his work off the ball. A question from day one of this Spurs season was: Who would be the five guys on the floor when the game was on the line? Bill Simmons discussed the possibilities of a crunch time lineup of Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, Danny Green, Manu Ginobili and …