The best (and craziest) six second stretch of Spurs-Thunder 2

There were more than 6 good seconds Saturday night, but it’s hard to top these. Late in the 2nd quarter of the Spurs’ Saturday night loss to the Thunder, the two teams engaged in a brief back and forth that ended in chaos. The Spurs, not yet showing the exhaustion they so clearly felt in the 2nd half, had built …

LaMarcus Aldridge is proving his retro game can still beat pace-and-space

LMA is still just as effective as ever. LaMarcus Aldridge did not have the best start to the 2018-19 season. After playing the role of Spurs savior in last season’s Nephew-less effort to make the playoffs, he came out of the gates slow this time around. There are multitude of reasons to point to regarding his slow start — eight …

Open Thread: Spurs wrap the home-to-home series 1-1…again

What can be gleaned from this experiment and its worthiness as a practice moving forward The Spurs had 3 home-to-home series this season. The Los Angeles Lakers, Denver Nuggets, and the last two games which were against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In all three cases the home team won. There were two teams where there was a modified home-to-home. Bookending …

Spurs run out of gas in rematch against the Thunder

The Spurs started out well but fizzled out in the second half in the second leg of the home-and-home. After playing one of the most entertaining games of the year just two days ago, the Spurs and Thunder met again, this time in Oklahoma City. In a much less remarkable yet still fun matchup the home team got its revenge, …

Spurs at Thunder Game Thread

After Thursday’s epic double-overtime classic, it’s time for a rematch on the road between San Antonio and Oklahoma City. 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 …

How the Spurs fixed their struggling defense

A few adjustments can go a very long way. I’m a player and a coach at heart, so the Spurs’ performance is of less interest to me than the way the coaching staff has enabled the performance. As DeMar DeRozan said about Gregg Popovich in an interview after the Spurs were blown out by 30+ on back-to-back games at the …

Derrick White has become a legitimate two-way player

We didn’t see it coming, but maybe we should have. One of the key talents of the San Antonio Spurs organization is the ability to identify players, bring them out of relative obscurity, and turn them into solid rotational pieces on winning teams. Whether searching oversees, among NBA castoffs, or even from G-League tryouts, the Spurs have signed and transformed …

Game Preview: Spurs at Thunder

Two titans get together to clash once again, with the Spurs looking to take the season series from their rivals in Oklahoma City These guys again ALREADY? After an epic back and forth affair that featured plenty of broken milestones and is most certainly a candidate for, “Game of the Year,” awards and on message boards and Twitter comments, the …

Open Thread: LaMarcus scored 56 last night, but the number that stands out is 78

San Antonio’s All-Star claims a couple of new all-time rankings. In Thursday night’s game, LaMarcus Aldridge tallied 56 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. While his career high scoring performance took center stage, there was a milestone he passed early in the contest, specifically when Aldridge had four points, he passed Magic Johnson with 17,708 total career points. He blew …

How the Spurs’ super-small lineup helped defeat the Thunder

LMA’s amazing night, close-out issues, and a crazy line-up that actually worked. The Spurs pulled out their second SEGABABA win of the season in an incredible double-overtime marathon against the Thunder on Thursday night. Behind a powerhouse performance from LaMarcus Aldridge, they outscored and, more importantly, outlasted an Oklahoma City team with the best defense in the league. LaMarcus’ performance …

Every milestone from that historic Spurs-Thunder barn-burner

Two teams playing an amazing game resulted in many milestones set. There’s no other way to put it: last’s night’s flamethrower of a game — a 154-147 2OT win by the San Antonio Spurs over the Oklahoma City Thunder — was insane. It was nearly impossible to keep up with the game itself, let alone all the wild stats being …

Open Thread: Pop passes Jerry Sloan for 3rd in wins by an NBA coach

The countdown hits #1…and what a game it was 1. What a night.. LaMarcus’ first 50+ point game. 56 to be exact. A career high. He joins the Spurs “50” club: Seven players with 50+ points in a game in Spurs history:George GervinTerry CummingsLarry KenonDavid RobinsonTim DuncanTony ParkerLAMARCUS ALDRIDGE (tonight) — Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) January 11, 2019 The Spurs now …

LaMarcus Aldridge played out of his mind

It was the third highest point total in Spurs history. LaMarcus Aldridge topped 50 for the first time in his career during the Spurs win over the Thunder on Thursday night, and what a line he put up: 56 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and four blocks in 49 minutes on 20-33 from the field and 16-16 from the line. …

Spurs ride Aldridge’s career night to edge Thunder in double-OT thriller

LaMarcus Aldridge’s career-high 56 points paced the Spurs on a memorable night chock full of milestones. It’s something between a running joke and ornerous pet peeve among members of the local media that LaMarcus Aldridge is, like clockwork, the last player out of the showers on any given night. As his teammates clear out and their lockers shut one by …