Raptors vs. Warriors: Who did Spurs fans root for?

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When choosing between the lesser of two evils . . . Last night’s Raptors – Warriors game was a classic, perhaps a NBA Finals preview, perhaps the best regular game of the season thus far. The Raptors prevailed in overtime, led by Kawhi Leonard’s 37 points. One of my favorite Spurs, Danny Green, had 13 points, with 3 threes, 2 …

Spurs are back in town, so make the most of it

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Lots going on in and around the Alamo City for you to get your Spurs on As I mentioned on Thursday, I spent Tuesday night at Living Spaces meeting George Gervin. Yesterday the Spurs unveiled their annual calendar which has become a keepsake for fans. The added bonus of buying your calendar on the first day, is that you can …

Gregg Popovich still hates three-pointers

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Pop thinks threes take the beauty out of basketball. In case you hadn’t heard over the years, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich does not like three-pointers. Like, he really loathes them. He lets his team take them and even incorporates them into his system because they’re part of the game, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. In …

What to make of the Derrick White Experience

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So much good, so much bad… Derrick White approached this regular season as an exciting 2nd year prospect. First expected to lead the team’s bench unit and challenge for backcourt minutes alongside Dejounte Murray and DeMar DeRozan, then to help offset Murray’s loss to an ACL tear, White succumbed to a preseason injury of his own, which has delayed and …

LaMarcus Aldridge is the Spurs’ spirit animal

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…and vice versa. As LaMarcus Aldridge goes, so go the Spurs. This has been a statistical truism in the early weeks of the 2018-19 season, with the team 9-0 whenever their All-NBA big goes for 20 or more points, but the analogue extends beyond that and into how both entities change — or don’t — in an aggressively evolving league. …

San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves: Cold Spell in Minneapolis

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The San Antonio Spurs were manhandled on the road by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. The final score was 89-128, but their performance was much worse than any scoreboard could tell. San Antonio couldn’t stop Minnesota’s three-point barrage and the Spurs starters couldn’t take the lid off of the basket. You could tell it […] San Antonio Spurs vs. …

The Spurs’ biggest weaknesses on full display

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How the Timberwolves leaned into the Spurs until they broke In last night’s blowout loss, the Timberwolves used a mix of coverages to disrupt the Spurs’ offense on Wednesday night. They trapped the ball handler at times, used hard double teams against the Spurs’ star players, and generally felt comfortable all night leaving someone open to zone up in the …

San Antonio at Minnesota, Final Score: Spurs end road trip with horrific 128-89 loss to Timberwolves

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The Spurs end their road trip 2-2 following a listless performance. Another game, another listless effort from the road-weary Spurs. After a respectable first quarter (at least on offense), the Spurs sputtered to a 128-89 loss on 39.5% shooting (which was only that high thanks to garbage time) to a Timberwolves club that is beginning to find itself following the …

Spurs at Timberwolves Game Thread

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The Spurs try to end their road trip with a win against the rejuvenated Timberwolves Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too …

Pau Gasol is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot

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Another blow to the Spurs roster from the injury bug. According to Bleacher Report, Spurs center Pau Gasol has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in is left foot, and there is currently no timetable for his return. Pau Gasol has a stress fracture in his left foot, no timetable set for return pic.twitter.com/tHwMm3zDwB — Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) November …

Broadcasting NBA games is harder than ever

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Pleasing a team, TV network, and fan base all at once is harder than you think. There’s an old saying out there about how to find the right balance between being a “homer” and “objective” as an NBA broadcaster, and it goes something like this: “The greatest announcers . . . they say, ‘When one side says you’re a giant …

Open Thread: Spurs Mural Stop #9- My Friends Backyard

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This neighborhood joint has a small tribute to the Silver & Black At the corner of Hildebrand and San Pedro…more accurately where the train tracks cross W. Hildebrand…okay, so exactly at 442 W. Hildebrand is My Friend’s Backyard, a friendly sports bar. And on the front wall of My Friend’s Backyard is the second Spurs tribute on the Mural Tour …