Strange that the Spurs couldn’t apply the coach’s challenge to last night’s technical fouls

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Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images DeMar DeRozan’s “taunting” last night should have tested the new NBA rule. During the 3rd quarter of last night’s game in Toronto both head coach Gregg Popovich and DeMar DeRozan receive technical fouls. DeRozan made a vicious slam dunk on Chris Boucher who was assessed a foul call, sending DeMar to the line. Before the …

Spurs find the zone in fourth quarter, stun Raptors in Toronto

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John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs win their third straight game against Eastern Conference powerhouses fueled by a fourth quarter comeback against the Raptors. Through the first 32 minutes of their game against the Toronto Raptors, it looked as though the San Antonio Spurs’ offense had failed to clear customs. The Raptors used their second-ranked defense to swarm DeMar …

San Antonio at Toronto, Final Score: Spurs make a mad rally past Raptors, win 105-104

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John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs continue their demolishing of Eastern Contenders. For the second game in a row, the Spurs looked dead in the water, this time at the home of the defending champion Toronto Raptors. After a slow first three quarters, the Spurs came back from 19 points down, fueled by a fired up DeMar DeRozan, who …

Gregg Popovich says Lonnie Walker has “paid his dues”

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Photos by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images The beast is being unleashed. Before the Spurs’ Friday night loss in Memphis, Gregg Popovich had nothing but good things to say about second-year guard Lonnie Walker IV. He praised his decision making and effort on defense. “He’s learning very quickly, pretty good decision maker but he prides himself first on playing defense …

Open Thread: The way DeMar DeRozan is playing, an extension isn’t out of the question

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Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Trade deadlines, All-Star break, Rodeo Road Trip are coming. Which will be a part of DeRozan’s future? It has been said that any given player is bound to play his heart out during a contract negotiation year. If that is the case, DeMar DeRozan is playing for his life. The oft quiet and sometimes moody …

DeMar DeRozan continues his torrid offensive streak against the Grizzlies

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Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports DeRozan shoulders the load in a disappointing road loss DeMar DeRozan has played like a man deserving of an All-Star nod over his last 10 outings, putting on an unbelievably efficient shooting display that has landed him in rare company. Believe it or not, Dwyane Wade, Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, and Adrian Dantley are the only …

The Spurs were thoroughly outhustled by the Grizzlies in high-scoring loss

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Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports Just one glance at the hustle stats shows why Memphis won this game. Although the result of a 134-121 Spurs loss at the hands of the up-and-coming Memphis Grizzlies may not suggest it, this game had some similarities to the Spurs’ wins over the East-leading Bucks and Celtics. LaMarcus Aldridge continued to shoot lights-out from three. …

San Antonio vs Memphis, Final Score: Spurs backslide into mediocrity against the Grizzlies, 121-134

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Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports A monster game from DeMar DeRozan wasn’t enough to overcome Ja Morant and the hungry Grizzlies The Spurs lost the crispness of execution and consistency that buoyed them to consecutive wins against the Bucks and the Celtics in the last week, and ended up losing to a hungry Grizzlies team, led by super rookie Ja Morant, …

DeMar DeRozan is playing like a superstar, but that doesn’t mean he is one

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Stephen Spillman-USA TODAY Sports DeRozan has been producing like an MVP candidate lately, but should the Spurs treat him as one and make him their centerpiece? Since LaMarcus Aldridge started shooting threes, DeMar DeRozan has been Giannis-lite. Is this superstar version of DeRozan sustainable and the type of centerpiece the Spurs should plan around? Marilyn Dubinski: As long as the …

Open Thread: The Spurs have added three-point shooting to their game

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Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images Will this alteration be enough to elevate the Silver & Black for the rest of the season. Caught this during last Wednesday night’s telecast. “30+ three-point attempts in 5 straight games longest streak in franchise history” Is it possible the San Antonio Spurs are joining the long-distance basketball world? LaMarcus Aldridge has now …