Celebrating Kawhi Leonard’s all-around excellence

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Best player on the team, on his way to becoming the best player in the league. For making 30-point games seem almost routine. For stepping up his playmaking to average 7 assists per game in the second round of the playoffs. For the defense he brings the Spurs every single night. And for the spectacular plays Kawhi Leonard makes that …

Game 4 Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

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The Spurs can take a 3-1 series edge with another win in Houston tonight. In a postseason filled with twists and ill turns, there have been a few constants for the Spurs: Kawhi Leonard’s excellence and Gregg Popovich’s remarkable malleability. Predicting much else feels like a shot in the dark, but we’ll try. One trend the Spurs will likely hope …

This is the LaMarcus Aldridge the Spurs need

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Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. The Spurs went to Houston under a whirlwind of emotions. With Tony Parker out for the remainder of the playoffs with a now surgically repaired torn quadriceps tendon, the Spurs had to face the reality of playing a playoff game without the Wee Frenchman for the first time in sixteen years while …

How the Spurs beat the Rockets in Game 3

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The Spurs are making us question basic math with their mid-range success. The first half of Game 3 between the Spurs and Rockets was a back-and-forth slog, featuring six lead changes, five ties and a lot of missed shots. But, with 43 seconds left to play in the second quarter, Kawhi Leonard missed a floater, then out-worked both Ryan Anderson …

The Spurs unleash Point Kawhi

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Dejounte Murray looked like the rookie he is, but when it mattered most the Spurs went to their best threat at point guard. When Tony Parker rested during the regular season, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich typically inserted Dejounte Murray into the starting lineup, continuing to us Patty Mills as a scorer off the bench. Even still, it was …

How the Spurs controlled the Rockets in Game 2

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Big performances from unexpected players moved the needle in San Antonio. After the Spurs were blown out in Game 1, Study Hall focused not on Houston’s 22 made three-pointers, but rather on how the Rockets dominated the restricted area on both ends. In Game 2, San Antonio flipped the script by shooting a ridiculous 78.6% from the restricted area, and …

What losing Tony Parker means for the Spurs

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Parker had been one of the Spurs’ most consistent players this postseason and was a key factor in their chances of contending for a title. What now? The Spurs lost Tony Parker — in what’s been determined to be a season-ending knee injury — and that’s bad enough, but the fact that as he was going to his faithful teardrop …

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Spurs vs. Rockets Game 2

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Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. Game two of the Western Conference Semi-finals vs. the Houston Rockets was a must-win for the Spurs as they had already given up home-court advantage in a sluggish blowout in Game 1. The Spurs answered the call with a resounding victory thanks to better team effort, a few adjustments, and mental fortitude. …