It’s time for Spurs at Mavericks

The Spurs travel to Dallas to face Luka Doncic and the Mavs 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 …

Spurs Watch: Spurs briefly snag 6th seed

A summary of NBA games on 3/11/19 that impacted the Spurs. From now until the playoffs, I will be summarizing games around the NBA that impact the San Antonio Spurs. There were quite a few games of interest last night, both in terms of the playoffs and draft picks. It was also quite entertaining despite no Spurs game. There were …

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan made an appearance in Winging It podcast

The Spurs guard shared playing under Pop and addressing mental health concerns. DeMar DeRozan sat in with Winging It podcast hosted by Annie Finberg with co-hosts Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. DeMar spoke candidly about the culture shock of becoming an NBA player without working through childhood issues. The pressure and pace of being a leader in the sport has …

The Spurs welcomed Pau Gasol back with an offense designed to exploit him

The Spurs can be pretty cold-blooded when they want. The Spurs have a reputation for taking care of their players. Little things (like reaching a buyout with Pau Gasol in time for him to sign with a contender) matter for one of the best run organizations in professional sports. Pau, by all accounts, was a consummate professional during his time …

How LaMarcus Aldridge’s threes helped the Spurs beat the Bucks

A small step back for LMA is a giant leap for the Spurs’ offense. Something interesting happened on the Spurs’ 2nd play of the game in their victory over the Bucks on Sunday evening. They looked to be setting up for a DeMar DeRozan post up on the left block, but Eric Bledsoe denied the swing pass to the weak …

Spurs Power Rankings – Week 21: Making a Run for the Playoffs

The Spurs are on a 5 game winning streak at just the right time. The last week and a half have given Spurs fans some hope that maybe the guys in Silver and Black are revving the engine for the playoff push. Two wins at home with a road win sandwiched in between has produced some momentum at just the …

What we learned from the Spurs win over the Bucks

The Spurs finally showed up in the 2nd half to secure a nice win against a top team in the East Sometimes you get a sneak peak into the nitty gritty of what being an NBA player is like and it really helps add some perspective to things. The Milwaukee Bucks played a tough home game Saturday night and then …

Spurs flex potential with win over Bucks

A win over league-leading Milwaukee made it five straight for a Spurs team that’s admittedly still trying to figure itself out. Don’t expect much affirmation from Gregg Popovich after a win, not when San Antonio gets by on the skin of its teeth versus lowly Phoenix or following a 121-114 takedown of the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks. The Spurs coach has …

San Antonio vs. Milwaukee, Final Score: Spurs gore the Bucks, 121 – 114

Happy Birthday Spurs Coyote and Quincy Pondexter! Demand one hour back for your day! The Spurs fell behind early due to poor shooting and the Bucks jumped out ahead early. Shooting just 23% from three in the first half meant the Spurs were playing from behind all night while trying to claw back into the game. Giannis Antetokounmpo was his …

Spurs vs. Bucks Game Thread

Giannis Antetokounmpo is in San Antonio to try to secure a win for the Bucks. 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 …

The Spurs don’t know who they are yet, and that’s fine

In this transitional phase, maintaining flexibility in all areas is much more important than establishing a rigid identity. Every year there are a few teams that defy definition, that seem to exist outside of the normal narratives used to describe NBA seasons. They are not tanking nor contending, neither young nor old, not doomed to mediocrity but not at the …

Open Thread: Happy birthday, Quincy Pondexter

The California shooting guard celebrates his 31st birthday today. Quincy Pondexter is in his first season with the San Antonio Spurs. A long road has brought him here. Grit, determination, patience, and belief in his craft got him through seven knee surgeries that might have stalled any other player’s NBA dreams. But Pondexter has persevered. He’s played in New Orleans, …

Game Preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs. San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs welcome the Greek Freak, Coach Bud, and the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks to the AT&T Center. The Milwaukee Bucks have toiled in irrelevancy for years since the early 2000s when they featured Ray Allen, and they haven’t appeared in the Eastern Conference Finals since 2001. The drafting of Giannis Antetokounmpo in 2013 may have put them on the map, …

Turns out no one is trying to steal Matt Bonner’s nickname

An unlikely source confirmed that “The Red Mamba” is safe. During the Spurs’ recent win in Atlanta, it was revealed that Hawks red-headed rookie Kevin Huerter — who happens to have the third-best three-point percentage in the league among rookies who have 100 or more attempts — has the nickname “The Red Mamba,” which research suggests was given to him …