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 …

The Spurs hit their first 14 three-pointers against the Thunder

The Spurs are red-hot tonight! Led by a red-hot Marco Belinelli, the Spurs hit their first 14 threes against the Thunder, including going 10-10 in the first half: an NBA-best for any half over the last 20 years. It was the most threes the Spurs had opened a game hitting since they hit their first 11 against the Kings in …

Spurs vs. Thunder Game Thread

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. Welcome to the game thread. The Spurs had a rough night last night against …

Pau Gasol out vs. the Thunder for rest

We have our first “rest” game of the season. Pau Gasol will miss tonight’s nationally-televised game between the Spurs and Thunder for rest. Gay and Gasol are both out, per Pop. He said Poeltl won’t start. Asked who will, he said, “We’ll figure it out.” Could be Cunningham. — Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) January 11, 2019 Gasol has appeared in three …

Behold the leaning tower of … Marco Belinelli

The backstory of our Italian’s oddball shooting form. As we have already discussed, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli’s shooting form is crazy and enjoyable to watch. No one seems seems to have an answer for it, not even noted basketball genius and two-time coach of Belinelli’s, Gregg Popovich. “It’s not a sometimes thing — he always is leaning somewhere. I don’t …