Rudy Gay out vs. Celtics with sore wrist

He was seen wearing a brace, saying it was stiff after the Clippers game. Rudy Gay will miss tonight’s match-up against the Boston Celtics with a sore wrist. He reportedly couldn’t move it after the Clippers game. Rudy Gay is wearing a black brace on his sprained left wrist. Said he fell on it during the Clippers game. Gay: “I …

Spurs vs. Celtics Game Thread

It’s time to ring out 2018 with San Antonio and Boston 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 much. Welcome to the …

With Derrick White and Davis Bertans the Spurs have regained their identity

The two role players have given San Antonio the edge it was lacking. After a rocky start of the season, the Spurs have slowly started to find an identity. They don’t rely exclusively on the stars to generate offense and they have developed a cohesiveness on defense that just wasn’t there back in November. Several factors contributed to that progress, …

Spurs Power Rankings – Week 11: Ending the year on the track

Spurs’ week saw a pair of wins and a game that slipped through their fingers like a missed free throw. The San Antonio Spurs are trending upward but can we say that they have “turned the corner?” Two encouraging wins with a loss that got away from them provided Spurs fans with more positive feelings regarding this team’s post-season prospects. …

Spurs’ Sneaker Spotlight: LaMarcus Aldridge’s Air Jordan 33

The Jordan-obsessed big man is rocking the line’s most recent model, and it may be the most innovative sneaker of all-time. Earlier in the season, I did a write-up on a pair of Air Jordan, “He Got Game ,” XIIIs (13s) that LaMarcus Aldridge wore. Released in 1997, the Air Jordan 13 was at the forefront of industry evolution, being …

Open Thread: Ring in the New Year with Spurs’ great Matt Bonner

Er, excuse me . . . DJ Red Mamba Tonight at 6:00 the Spurs host the Boston Celtics at the AT&T Center. Immediately after the game, DJ Red Mamba (aka Matt Bonner) hosts San Antonio’s New Years Eve party at HemisFair Plaza. I have been waiting for this moment my whole life https://t.co/uSJ27oriqu — Matt Bonner (@mattbonner_15) December 2, 2018 …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics

The Spurs look to celebrate the New Year early. The San Antonio Spurs hope to continue their good momentum against the Boston Celtics. The tough back-to-back road trip resulted in a loss and a win, and the Silver and Black want to end the year continuing that positive trend and ring in New Year’s Eve with a win. December 31, …

How the Spurs are turning defense into offense

San Antonio’s commitment to getting easy points escalated against the Clippers. The Spurs’ transition attack paved the way for another victory on Saturday night against the Clippers. The team started 18.5% of their offensive possessions with a transition play, their 2nd highest rate of the season, and scored 1.529 points per play on those opportunities, according to Cleaningtheglass.com (CTG). A …

Poll: Will Kawhi Leonard play against the Spurs in San Antonio?

Kawhi Leonard is coming to SA, but will he play against the Spurs? With the highly-anticipated Spurs vs. Raptors showdown coming up on January 3, much speculation has been made over whether former Spur and begrudged superstar Kawhi Leonard will participate in the match-up, or even make the trip. We appear to have an answer to at least one of …

Look Back at Spurs’ “Homecomings”

Several Spurs have played memorable games in front of their “hometown” crowds. Homecoming always triggers emotions – some good, some bad. Nervousness about seeing old friends and dealing with old problems and excitement about showing how well you are currently doing. When Spurs players make trips to their hometowns, or to NBA cities where they began their career, or where …

Spurs take Clippers in a tale of two halves

For the second game in a row, San Antonio’s defense came alive in the second half, but this time resulted in a win. In another “tale of two halves” type performance, the Spurs played just a couple of good quarters and walked away with a convincing win over a quality opponent. Though both squads were on the second night of …

Open Thread: Spurs break the SEGABABA curse in Los Angeles

#6 on the Pop 25 Countdown is in the books 6. Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Monte Montgomery are all Texas masters of the guitar, best known as the six-string. Sixpence None The Richer came from outside San Antonio in New Braunfels. You and I know all of these people by no more than six degrees of separation. A …

DeMar DeRozan uncorks a dunk to tell your kids to come see

…or your spouse. You never know when something special is going to happen when you’re watching your favorite team. So many unique plays happen on a nightly basis; certainly enough to keep me coming back every time the Spurs tip it off. But sometimes there’s a play that demands to be seen, experienced, watched, and re-watched. When I saw this, …

Spurs at Clippers game thread

San Antonio faces the Los Angeles Clippers in a late night west coast contest. 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 much. …