Game Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

With the series tied at 1 game a piece, the Spurs will return home looking to steal back some momentum after Denver came back from 19-down in Game 2 and go up 2-1. It is pretty incredible that the Spurs aren’t up 2-0 on these Denver Nuggets. They got great games from DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge to go along …

Derrick White’s dunk heard all over Texas

And now you can add his shirt to your wardrobe This has been a year for Derrick White. After returning from an early season injury, Derrick was inserted into the starting line-up where he has thrived as a passer and dependable shooter from all over the court. And just as the playoffs have heated up, White has gotten hot, scoring …

One way the Spurs’ defense is slowing down the Nuggets

The Spurs have been surprisingly adept at defending the Nuggets. Can they keep it up? Believe it or not, the Spurs’ defense is working. Despite struggling all season long to execute on that end of the floor, the Spurs have had a profound impact on an elite offense playing at home. The numbers are astonishing for a team that finished …

Open Thread: Spurs drop not one, but two 19 point leads

A disheveled final 16 minutes showed the wear-and-tear on the Spurs, and the resolve of the Nuggets. It just goes to show that you can never take your foot off the gas in the postseason. After taking a 43-24 lead on a DeMar DeRozan free throw (courtesy of a Michael Malone technical foul) at the 8:28 mark in the second, …

Spurs dominate Nuggets for 3 quarters before collapsing late in Game 2

The Spurs led by as many as 19 points in the second half but didn’t close strong and missed out on an opportunity to take a commanding lead in the series. We have a series. After trailing for most of the game and looking downright dejected at times, the Nuggets came back in the fourth quarter to beat the Spurs …

San Antonio at Denver, Final Score: Nuggets rally past Spurs, 114-105

A crazy fourth quarter got the Nuggets by the Spurs after leading by 19 points. For 2 1⁄2 quarters, it looked like the Spurs were going to pull off the near-impossible and snag both Games 1 and 2 from the 2nd seed Nuggets, leading by 19 points in both halves. However, knowing it was a must win, the Nuggets (who …

Spurs at Nuggets Playoff Game 2 Thread

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. Game 1 was pretty fun, wasn’t it? Tonight the Spurs try to go up …

Derrick White vs. Jamal Murray is THE match-up of the Spurs-Nuggets series

The national spotlight will glare even brighter on our budding young point guard It is Spurs playoff gameday! As you ready yourself with as much information as you can to prep for tip-off just hours away, there is a particular link that warrants your attention immediately. The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjark’s penned an article earlier this morning appropriately titled “The Guard …

The Spurs’ bench needs to keep outplaying the Nuggets’

The more experienced Spurs’ second unit was better than Denver’s in Game 1. If that remains the case throughout the series, an upset is much more likely. Benches are not expected to be as important in the playoffs as they are in the regular season. Rotations typically shorten as stars play heavier minutes. Having a strong starting five and a …

What to expect from Game 2 of Spurs vs. Nuggets

Fraternizing with the Enemy is back with Ryan Blackburn of Denver Stiffs. Believe it or not, it has been 12 years since the San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets last competed in a playoff series, and needless to say neither team are the same as they were back then. There’s no Carmelo Anthony or George Karl in Denver, and Tim …

Open Thread: Watch Gregg Popovich in his signature-style interview

If traditional Pop is your thing, this 5 and-a-half minutes is pure gold If you are like me, you are focused on the Spurs playing Game 2 on the road tonight in Denver. There’s not much to say this morning. So for this morning, suppose we let San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich say it all. In his “Pop” …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets, Game 2

Can the Spurs get greedy and head home up 2-0 against the Denver Nuggets? Throughout the 2018-2019 season, the Denver Nuggets lost just 7 times on their home court. They had a net rating of +10.6 on their home court, averaging 114.1 points per game on their home court. With 34 wins, there weren’t many surer things in the NBA …

Adjustments the Spurs should make for Game 2 against the Nuggets

The Spurs can keep doing what works but need to be ready to switch things up. The Spurs should be in no rush to change up their game plan as they approach Game 2 in Denver on Tuesday night. Having seized home court advantage with a Game 1 victory in which they led from late in the 1st quarter on, …

Derrick White’s even-keeled play is required for the Spurs to upset the Nuggets

To be their best, the Spurs will count on the young guard’s tone-setting defense and ability to counterbalance LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan on offense. Derrick White has been many things to the Spurs in his breakout second season, filling in for the injured Dejounte Murray to become one of the team’s three most important players, working as a borderline-elite …

Open Thread: Insight into the Spurs methodology when faced with late drafting

Gregg Popovich talks candidly with Michelle Beadle. The Spurs are in the playoffs for the 22nd consecutive season. Gregg Popovich just won his 1413th game and surpassed Lenny Wilkins for most wins of all time. The Spurs took a game away from the Nuggets in Denver to kick off the postseason. An outsider might give credit to the Spurs success …