San Antonio vs. Chicago, Final Score: Spurs’ awful second half sinks them against the Bulls 93-98

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The Spurs didn’t respect their opponent as they let the Bulls take the game away with a strong finish The Spurs looked like they were going to win this game easily in the first half, despite a somewhat lacking effort, they led by 19 at the half, and scored 62 points, 34 of them in the second quarter. Jim Boylen’s …

Spurs vs. Bulls Game Thread

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The Spurs look to extend their four game winning streak against the struggling Bulls 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. …

Sneaker Spotlight: Rudy Gay goes Nike

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Isn’t Rudy a Puma guy? Then what’s with the Nike’s? Rudy Gay broke out this sweet pair of Kyrie IV PEs last night for Throwback Night at the AT&T Center and it confirmed something that I noticed a few weeks back, but never confirmed, which is that Rudy isn’t loyal to the sneaker brand that he signed a contract with. …

San Antonio Spurs: Stephen Jackson spews a hot take about Manu Ginobili

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Former San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson made some questionable comments about the legendary Manu Ginobili earlier in the week. Anyone who was afforded the opportunity to watch the Big Three era of San Antonio Spurs basketball can attest to the sheer willpower and competitive spirit of Manu Ginobili. With the ferocity of a lion […] San Antonio Spurs: Stephen …

Trade season officially begins today for the Spurs

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Most players who signed this summer can now be moved, but don’t expect the Spurs to make a deal. One of the sneakily big dates of the season is here: Dec. 15, when most of the players that signed free agent contracts last summer have become eligible to be traded. It’s the first time front offices can get rid of …

San Antonio Spurs vs. Chicago Bulls: TV Info & Notes

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With a victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday evening, the San Antonio Spurs have a chance to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. In the first meeting between Chicago and San Antonio, the shorthanded Spurs narrowly escaped the wrath of guard tandem of Zach LaVine (28 points) and Ryan Arcidiacono (22 […] San Antonio Spurs vs. …

Open Thread: #11 in the Pop Countdown is in the books

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The Spurs sunk the Clippers on Throwback Thursday and Pop moves closer to Jerry Sloan in the standings. 11. Eleven is the name of the fantastic character on Stranger Things. It’s also the key to the greatest music phrase of all time: Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to land on the moon. Ocean’s Eleven was the 1960 Rat Pack …

The Spursiest defensive performance in a long while

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San Antonio will go as far as their defense takes them; good thing it’s starting to click. On their 3rd game in 4 nights and without two key players, the Clippers lacked some of their usual punch against the Spurs on Thursday night. Though the home team benefited greatly from the bewildering decision by Clippers’ coach Doc Rivers to not …

The San Antonio Spurs should take a chance on Jabari Parker for the right price

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Jabari Parker may be on the outs in Chicago, which provides the San Antonio Spurs with an opportunity to buy low on a talented player. There has been a lot of drama surrounding the Chicago Bulls after the firing of Fred Hoiberg, and some of the headlines involve new free agent signing Jabari Parker. According […] The San Antonio Spurs …

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Fourth home win in a row

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The San Antonio Spurs are riding a four-game winning streak, which ties a season-high, by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers at home in blowout fashion 125-87. It seemed like one of those regular games in which the outcome wouldn’t be determined until late in the fourth quarter. The first half ended with the San Antonio […] San Antonio Spurs vs. …

The Spurs are in no rush to bring Lonnie Walker back

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And that’s just fine. Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV has been impressing up in Austin as he continues to rehab from a torn meniscus suffered during the preseason. His athleticism, the mystique that surrounds him simply for being a middle-of-the-first-round draft pick (Spurs fans are used to their rookies being “projects” picked between 26th-30th), and recent defensive struggles have had …

Join the Spurs Holiday Classic 3-on-3 tournament

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…and get a discount because you read PtR. The Spurs Holiday Classic takes place Saturday, December 22nd at the George Gervin Academy. The price is $150 for a four-member team, but Pounders get a discounted $125 entry when you use promo code SPURS25. There are a variety of age restricted teams as well as adult teams with varying levels of …

Open Thread: Happy birthday, Lonnie Walker IV

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The youngster from Reading, PA turns the big 2-0. There was a televised Austin Spurs game on Fox Sports earlier this week and I got my first views of Lonnie Walker IV since he went down during preseason game against the Detroit Pistons with a meniscus tear. He’s rehabbing quite well in Austin and looks primed to make his NBA …

Spurs keep on rolling at home in rout of Clippers

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LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay couldn’t miss as the Spurs easily picked up their fourth-straight win and crept back above .500. There’s always been a bit of kitsch attached to the Spurs brand, a kind of wholesome, self-effacing dadness that fits right in with the sun-washed, pre-Internet Era suburbs of the H-E-B Cinematic Universe. So when Thursday’s Throwback Night eschewed …