Spurs Watch: A Jazz win bumps the Spurs back to 7th in the West

A summary of the NBA games on 3/14/19 that impacted the Spurs. Even though the San Antonio Spurs did not play on Thursday, their playoff seeding was still impacted by other games throughout the NBA. The Utah Jazz took care of business at home, which improved their record to 39-29, equalling that of the Spurs. Due to owning the tiebreaker …

What to expect now that the Spurs are all but assured to make the playoffs

538 has the Spurs odds of making the playoffs at >99%. Have the Spurs actually clinched a playoff spot? According to our friends at 538.com, the answer is as close to yes as one can get without actually clinching mathematically. As a reminder, 538 was founded by political pollster Nate Silver. Nate made his name by correctly predicting elections, primarily …

Open Thread: Behind the scenes at USAA’s Military Training Camp at the AT&T Center

The Spurs salute our military and honor servicemen and women with a one-of-a-kind hardwood experience On Thursday, USAA teamed with the San Antonio Spurs to offer 50 military members from local bases the chance to train like the Spurs. The Military Training Camp temporarily placed the service members under the tutelage of Spurs assistant coaches Will Hardy and Ime Udoka. …

In the right match-up, the Spurs could make some noise in the playoffs

It is never too early to scout possible playoff opponents. Riding high on the wings of a six game winning streak and rounding the corner into the final month of the regular season, Spurs supporters can possibly lay to rest a disastrous Rodeo Road Trip for good with a convincing win over the Knicks tomorrow. It is also around this …

Derrick White has a real shot at making an All-Defensive Team

And this is just the beginning. Derrick White’s defense has been a revelation. On a team filled with offense-first guards, his ability to hold his own against any perimeter player in the league is as crucial as it is unique. There’s no one else on the (healthy) roster who can provide even half of his defensive value. Unlike Beyonce’s fictional …

Spurs Watch: San Antonio has the longest active winning streak in the NBA

A summary of the NBA games on 3/13/19 that impacted the Spurs. With the Houston Rockets losing to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, the Spurs now have the longest winning streak in the NBA at six games. The Spurs retain the 6th seed in the Western Conference after Wednesday’s games, but there was movement by other teams. Playoff …

How LaMarcus Aldridge finally won over Spurs fans

Talking LaMarcus Aldridge and all things Spurs with “Hoops and Talks” Podcast of Blazers Edge. The Spurs have a big match-up coming up with the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday as part of a four-game homestand that could play a vital role in their positioning as we get closer to the playoffs. Ahead of that match-up, I talked to Tara …

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan – Sometimes fans “take it a little bit too far”

NBA stars face fan heckling everyday, but how far is too far? If you missed it, Russell Westbrook had a verbal altercation with a pair of fans during the Oklahoma City Thunder’s game in Utah against the Jazz. In a pregame interview in Dallas, Landon Buford got some direct comments from San Antonio Spurs leader DeMar DeRozan. .@DeMar_DeRozan shares his …

How the Spurs’ defense helped steal their sixth straight win

Deflections and steals were a key part of the Spurs win in Dallas. The Spurs relied on an uncharacteristically active and engaged defense to help extend their season-best win streak to 6 games by defeating the Mavericks on Tuesday night. With 19 deflections and 11 steals, the Spurs repeatedly disrupted the Mavs’ offense. DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Derrick White …

The sixth seed could be in play for the Spurs

Is the Spurs’ improvement on defense for real? Do they have a shot keeping at the sixth seed? In this week’s round table, the PtR staff answers those questions, and more. It’s been a fantastic week for the Spurs, who are in the middle of a six-game winning streak. Their defense has been good, Derrick White seems like a difference-maker …

Spurs Watch: San Antonio in sole possession of the 6th seed

A summary of NBA games on 3/12/19 that impacted the Spurs playoff chances. Tuesday night was a good night for the San Antonio Spurs. They won a second straight game on the road – their first time doing so in two months – and the Los Angeles Clippers finally lost a game, allowing the Spurs to move up to 6th …

Open Thread: Derrick White’s coast-to-coast is a tale of basketball IQ

I’ll take “Offensive greatness in 10 seconds or less” for $200, Alex. If there is not an official Derrick White fan club, then I am spending the rest of Spring Break launching one. I was fortunate enough to be standing ten feet from him the other night and was just barely wise enough not to interrupt him and make a …

Spurs outlast Mavericks, extend win streak to 6

Behind great performances by the stars and Derrick White, the Spurs prevailed in a close game on the road. It wasn’t too pretty but the Spurs managed to extend their winning streak to six by besting the Mavericks on the road, 112-105. The game was closer than it should have been, but San Antonio managed to outlast a Dallas team …

San Antonio at Dallas, Final Score: Spurs survive the Mavs 112-105

The Spurs won their sixth straight against their old IH-35 rivals. The San Antonio Spurs went out on the road and won once again thanks to some amazing play from their stars and timely shooting down the stretch. While the Spurs appeared in control in the first half, the Dallas Mavericks wouldn’t go away, making the Good Guys fight tooth …