The Spurs are sneaking up on respectability

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Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports In the 52nd episode of the Superfluous Poppycock Podcast, Charlie Thaddeus and I engage in a mid-season review of the Spurs by unpacking the phrase “sneaking up on respectability,” looking at the results of LaMarcus Aldridge spacing the floor, compare Gregg Popovich’s treatment of the press to George Orwell’s 1984, realize that this season is about …

Highlights from a more-exciting-than-it-needed-to-be Spurs win over the Heat

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Demar played like a former all-star with a slick fadeaway jumper | Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio notched a season split with yet another top Eastern Conference team. In case you may have been watching parts (or all) of the AFC Championship game Sunday and missed a fun and frenetic rematch between the Spurs and Heat, here are highlights …

Open Thread: The Spurs hosted NBA’s first ever Indigenous Night

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Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images Pre-game demonstrations, a heartfelt moment, and a cause that brought many together at one Sunday afternoon sporting event. Patty Mills bobble head night, which evolved into Indigenous Night with the addition of his clothing line, is the first celebration by the NBA of Native American culture. Mills addressed the crowd prior to the …

San Antonio vs. Miami, Final Score: Spurs hang on to beat the Heat, 107-102

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs continue their January dominance of the East’s best. The Spurs completed their dominant January run against the best of the East with a 107-102 win over the Miami Heat, adding even more confoundedness to their inability to put away lowly teams like the Hawks. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Spurs got back to …

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat

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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs need more consistent execution to beat the 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 much. …

The DeMarre Carroll Affair is becoming a black eye for the Spurs

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The mere thought of DeMarre Carroll playing for the Spurs seems far-fetched, and that points to serious problems. How long has it’s been since you were watching a Spurs game and thought DeMarre Carroll could realistically sub in? Probably a while, which is understandable. Even in Friday’s loss to the Hawks, with Rudy Gay out, the …

Open Thread: Lonnie Walker holds a fundraiser to help with the Australian wildfires

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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Lonnie has all the hallmarks of a “Spur for life”. Today’s Spurs game against the Miami Heat is Patty Mills bobblehead night, and also the Spurs first ever Indigenous Peoples Night. Mills also recently contributed to a $750,000 donation from Australian NBA players to help with the ongoing wildfires, but he isn’t the only Spur raising …

DeMar DeRozan passes Michael Jordan in setting new record for guards

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports LaMarcus Aldridge also moved up the Spurs’ scoring chart. There weren’t many positives to take away from the Spurs loss to the Hawks at home, handing Atlanta their first win in San Antonio since 1997 and giving them an unacceptable season sweep. If there was one positive note to take away, it’s that DeMar DeRozan is …

Open Thread: San Antonio Spurs honor Vince Carter with pre-game video tribute

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Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images The only player to participate in four different decades Thank you, Vince! pic.twitter.com/t778gqgm8W — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 18, 2020 He’s the only active player drafted before Tim Duncan. He’s still playing, and playing well. Vince Carter scored 14 points in 22 minutes in the Hawks’ first win in San Antonio since …

Spurs play one solid quarter, collapse late in loss to Hawks

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports Overconfidence and bad late-game execution keep costing the Spurs wins against the league’s worst teams. The Spurs’ inexplicable run of bad performances against the East’s worst teams continued on Friday with a 121-120 loss to the Hawks. Despite getting a combined 55 points from LaMarcus Aldridge and LaMarcus Aldridge and outscoring Atlanta by 21 in the …