What we learned from the Spurs win over the Thunder

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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: Manu Ginobili sets franchise steals record

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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 …

How Dejounte Murray shut down Russell Westbrook

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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 …

Manu Ginobili becomes Spurs franchise steals leader

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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

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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 …

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

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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

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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 — …