The Spurs’ loss to the Heat is nothing to worry about

Despite the loss, the Spurs showed an ability to bounce back and adjust. The Heat snapped the Spurs’ 9 game winning streak on Wednesday night thanks to aggressive, physical defense and some very hot shooting. For their part, the Spurs were a game opponent, fighting back from an 18 point deficit to make it a one-possession game with just over …

Patty Mills has become the Spurs’ spiritual leader

Patty Mills brings plenty of intangibles to the Spurs, and not just on the court. When we watch the game of basketball or look at stats, we would like to think that we are getting the entire picture of a player’s value to the team. Thoughts such as, “Can he shoot the 3?” and, “Man, this guy can’t defend a …

What we learned from the Spurs loss to the Heat

The Spurs finally lost a game, are we ready to panic again? It couldn’t go on forever. As much as I was prepared for the Spurs to ride a 20 game win streak into the playoffs, a loss was bound to happen somewhere in here. It’s okay, I think. I’m sure that, like me, you all spent the last few …

Spurs Watch: San Antonio is in good position for any likely three-way tie

The bottom-half of the Western Conference playoff picture is only separated by half a game. As the regular season winds down, the playoff picture becomes ever murkier. After Wednesday’s games, only a half game separates the Utah Jazz at 5th in the West from the Oklahoma City Thunder in 8th. That’s half a bracket sandwiched together into nothing more substantial …

Open Thread: Bid on Manu gear in benefit auction

Silver & Black Give Back have some Ginobili memorabilia you can bid on Information celebrating Manu Ginobili’s jersey retirement is still rolling in. An auction was announced via a Spurs press release yesterday: Spurs fans will have the chance to bid for a good cause on an autographed Manu Ginobili Jersey, a signed basketball from the 2013-14 Season, signed Christmas …

Spurs’ streak snapped at the hands of the Heat

A late rally wasn’t enough to make up for a slow start and a Heat zone defense that San Antonio struggled to crack for most of the night. The past and present bleed into one in the Late Popovich Era. From the Jumbotron shots of a smiling and waving David Robinson, his 7-foot-frame neatly folded into his usual 2nd row …

Miami at San Antonio, Final Score: Heat end Spurs’ winning streak 110-105

In Dwyane Wade’s San Antonio finale, Miami guts out a tough victory. The San Antonio Spurs were overcome by the Miami Heat’s strong defensive start and hot shooting – losing 110-105. Three Spur players (LaMarcus Aldridge, Patty Mills, and Marco Belinelli) had 17 points, but the Heat rode 16 of 35 shooting from 3 and a yeoman’s effort by their …

Spurs vs. Heat Game Thread

The Spurs attempt to extend their winning streak to double digits against the resurgent Heat 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 …

The Spurs are the starfish of the NBA

A rare, yet highly appropriate anthropomorphic characterization of our team. Fresh on the heels of the Spurs’ nine game winning streak heading into tonight’s game against the Miami Heat, Haley O’Shaughnessey of The Ringer re-hashed yet again the annual theme of “the Spurs are still around?” while assigning the surprising term “contender” to the team’s recovery effort post-Rodeo Road Trip. …

The Spurs’ improvement feels legitimate this time

The PtR staff gives props to Jakob Poeltl, tries to determine if this time the Spurs’ improvement is for real and shares some thoughts on the NCAA Tournament in this week’s round table. It’s been a dream week for the Spurs. They not only extended their winning streak to nine, but did so while beating the Trail Blazers and the …

A single shot highlights DeMar DeRozan’s value to the Spurs

DeMar DeRozan has evolved into team-first star and is ready to prove his nay-sayers wrong. It’s late in the fourth quarter, and the Spurs are clinging to a 109-105 lead over the Golden State Warriors. Late in a clock-burning possession, with 1:29 left on the game clock on 8 seconds left on the shot clock, DeMar DeRozan has the ball …

Lonnie Walker and Drew Eubanks explode in win over the Texas Legends

As the G-league season winds down, the Spurs rookies are making the most of it. The Spurs rookies have been doing a lot of traveling up and down IH-35 between San Antonio and Austin lately, juggling time between the NBA and the G-League. After observing their team’s thrilling 111-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday, Lonnie Walker IV, …

Game Preview: Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs

The red hot Spurs seek a 10th straight win. San Antonio seeks their 10th straight win, facing the visiting Miami Heat who enter the AT&T Center fresh off a 116-107 road upset of the Westbrook-less Thunder. Defense once again paved the way as the Spurs defeated the defending NBA Champion Warriors 111-105 on Monday night. Led by DeMar DeRozan’s near …