What we learned from the Spurs win over the Thunder

Good defense (and banged up LaMarcus Aldridge) got the team an important win. Game #75 saw the Silver and Black host the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game was a back and forth battle, as the three headed monster of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul George gave the good guys a scare. Ultimately, San Antonio weathered the storm and snuck …

San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard reportedly away for injury rehab

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard left for rehab elsewhere and does not have a timetable to return. The San Antonio Spurs have played without Kawhi Leonard for all but nine games this season. Despite that, they remain in the playoff hunt and might be a few wins away from securing a postseason seed. However, […] San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi …

San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili sets franchise steals record

In Thursday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Manu Ginobili set the San Antonio Spurs record for all-time steals. Since 2002, Manu Ginobili has worn a San Antonio Spurs jersey; 1999 if his draft year counts (the Spurs held his rights from 1999-02). 16 years later, Ginobili owns four championships, two All-Star Game appearances, awards […] San Antonio Spurs: Manu …

Open Thread: Spurs stay in 4th place as the 5-8 spots all trade places

So much movement as the playoff race continues to tighten. Man, oh man, these teams are fighting for their lives. It looked like the Suns were going to upset the Rockets, then the Rockets tied it up with 12 seconds left. The Suns scored again. Then with one second left the Rockets hit a 3-point buzzer beater to upset the …

How Dejounte Murray shut down Russell Westbrook

And helped lead the Spurs to their eighth straight home win. Two minutes into the third quarter of Thursday’s 103-99 home win versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, the TNT broadcast provided a glimpse of Gregg Popovich coaching Dejounte Murray. “Be ferocious; that’s what he is,” Pop told his point guard. “Learn it. Learn it. Learn it.” “He” in this instance …

San Antonio Spurs: If Kawhi Leonard does not return, here’s his final stats

The San Antonio Spurs might not get Kawhi Leonard back for the remainder of the season. If so, his stats for the 2017-18 campaign will fall well below his line from 2016-17. Since a preseason injury announcement, San Antonio Spurs fans have questioned the status of Kawhi Leonard. He was ruled out with a right […] San Antonio Spurs: If …

San Antonio Spurs: Reggie Miller on Kawhi Leonard potentially leaving

NBA Hall of Famer and TNT analyst, Reggie Miller, discussed Kawhi Leonard’s situation with the San Antonio Spurs on The Dan Patrick Show. For all but nine games this season, the San Antonio Spurs played without Kawhi Leonard. Six games remain, and it does not seem that he will return for any of them, barring […] San Antonio Spurs: Reggie …

Manu Ginobili becomes Spurs franchise steals leader

El Contusion passes The Admiral David Robinson has been the Spurs franchise steals leader with a grand total of 1388. David accomplished the feat in his 14 seasons with San Antonio. Last night David’s teammate Manu Ginobili tallied two steals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, matching and then passing The Admiral as the Spurs franchise leader in steals with 1389, …

San Antonio Spurs: Western Conference standings update for March 30

The Western Conference’s playoff picture changed with the San Antonio Spurs’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. With a mere few games to go in the 2017-18 NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs still must fight for their playoff lives. It’s part of the fluctuating Western Conference picture, which featured the Portland Trail Blazers go […] San Antonio Spurs: Western …

Open Thread: Spurs move into 4th spot in Western Conference

They are up there, for how long is another issue entirely So the Spurs slugged it out with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, who had both struggled as of late, had solid performances. Westbrook played like Westbrook, but threw two awesome air-balled threes in the final frame. Karma for staying in with four fouls and not …

Aldridge returns, helps Spurs get vital win over Thunder

Good defense and a boost of confidence got the Spurs a crucial win at home against OKC. If you like ugly basketball, then this was the game for you. Poor shooting? Check. Long scoring droughts? Check. Turnovers? Check. However, all it takes is a win to make things pretty again, and the Spurs pulled out a huge one tonight against …

Spurs vs. Thunder recap, reactions: Big win earns home court advantage

In a tight game that was thrilling from start to finish, the San Antonio Spurs pulled off a crucial win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. After losing their last two games, the San Antonio Spurs desperately needed a victory on Thursday night. They faced the fourth-seed Thunder in the AT&T Center, hoping to come out on […] Spurs vs. Thunder recap, …

For Kawhi Leonard, Isaiah Thomas could be a cautionary tale

The Leonard saga makes a bit more sense when you consider Jalen Rose’s theory of contradicting diagnoses. It was announced earlier this week that point guard Isaiah Thomas would undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his injured hip. The diminutive Thomas — who finished fifth in MVP voting last season after averaging nearly 29 points and six assists per game — …

San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus Aldridge has no structural damage in knee

After an MRI on an injured left knee, San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge is day-to-day. During Tuesday’s game against the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left knee contusion that took him out of the second half. The Spurs were trounced by the Wizards before and after Aldridge left and […] San Antonio Spurs: LaMarcus …