Game 8 – Spurs 113, Blazers 101 (11/11/15)

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This game was highlighted by LaMarcus Aldridge’s return to Portland for the first time as an opponent. He was one of 4 starters that left the Blazers in the offseason, leaving Damian Lillard as the only returning starter on a team that went 51-31 last season. LA was greeted in the pregame introduction with a mixture of cheers and boos. …

Game 7 – Spurs 106, Kings 88 (11/9/15)

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This was another close game through the first 3 quarters, but the Spurs pulled away in the 4th, outscoring the Sacramento Kings 34-19 to come away with a 106-88 win. This was the Spurs’ 2nd straight win and 5th in 6 games since losing the season opener to the Thunder. For the Kings, it was their 6th straight loss. After …

The Spurs are committed to the process.

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  It’s a process. You’ve probably heard this before. Whether it’s Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan or any random schmo with a Twitter account, the reality is that this season will be a process. Integrating LaMarcus Aldridge, a four-time All-Star, into the Spurs death machine isn’t instantaneous. It can’t happen without a hitch or without mistakes. There will be moments of …

The Spurs’ beautiful game lives on through the bench.

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  Thee arrival of LaMarcus Aldridge was always going to impact the geometry of the San Antonio attack. An All-Star talent with the elite ability to dominate from 18 feet, Aldridge left Portland to contend closer to home, and Gregg Popovich’s remit has been to marry the power forward’s sharpshooting with his team’s array of weapons. A look at the players that …

Breaking Down Aldridge’s Early Incorporation With Spurs’ Starters.

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LaMarcus Aldridge’s transition to the San Antonio Spurs hasn’t been easy so far this season, despite Aldridge averaging 15ppg and 9rpg. The free agent acquisition seems to have had a rough time getting comfortable in the offensive scheme of San Antonio with many wondering if he’s a good fit. We’ll take a look into his performance early on in the …

The new Spurs already defend like the championship Spurs.

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The arrival of LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency gave the Spurs a huge offensive talent boost, but questions about fit and depth on the defensive end worried experts and tempered what should have been massive expectations. Eight games into the season, those concerns are starting to fade. San Antonio ranks third in the league in defensive rating, allowing just 94 points …

How the Spurs H-E-B commercials have become so popular.

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The San Antonio Spurs H-E-B commercials are incredibly popular, but what’s the process behind these spots and why are they so beloved by Spurs fans? Chris Smith knew they struck a chord when he began to see his creative team’s phrases and one-liners on fan-made signs at Spurs games. Suddenly, a vocabulary test word like indubitably was inextricably linked with Spurs …

Kawhi Leonard learning to beat double teams from Charles Barkley.

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In an effort to help Kawhi Leonard become better as teams focus their defensive efforts against him, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave his star forward a CD with clips of Hall of Famer Charles Barkley handling and beating double teams. “At this point, he’s just trying to figure out what to do when people come after him,” Popovich said. “He’s getting …

Spurs Success Falls On…Danny Green?

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Everyone takes jabs at the San Antonio Spurs for being soft and boring to watch. Others see this team as a cohesive unit and also having one of if not the best morales around the league. Tim Duncan, who is in his final years of playing, talked with NBA.Com’s David Aldridge about his teammates and the success that he and …

Postgame Wrap: Aldridge returns to Portland, helps Spurs beat Blazers.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – It was an emotional night for LaMarcus Aldridge, as he made his return to Portland, but when it was all said and done, the Spurs made it easier, beating Trail Blazers, 113-101 on Wednesday at Moda Center.Aldridge led the team with 23 points, while Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds, but it was …

Game 6 – Spurs 114, Hornets 94 (11/7/15)

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Once again, the Spurs didn’t get off to the best of starts in this game, but managed to come away with a 114-94 blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets. The Hornets kept the game close through the first 2 1/2 quarters, and even looked like they would steal the game before the Spurs’ bench got hot and broke the game …

The good and the bad of LaMarcus Aldridge trying to fit in.

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  There’s no question signing LaMarcus Aldridge was a coup for the Spurs. Aldridge is one of the best two-way players in the NBA, he’s 30 years old and allows the Spurs to, at the very least, continue winning 50-plus games the next few seasons as Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili decline. Many stat geeks are quick to point out …

Spurs take the sting out of the Hornets with a 114-94 victory.

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The San Antonio Spurs were back home at the AT&T Center Saturday night as they faced the Charlotte Hornets. The Spurs got off to a slow start in the 1st half of the game and it was a tightly played contest as the Spurs closed out the half  with a 51-47 lead over the Hornets. The real story of the …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs Vs Charlotte Hornets.

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After a couple days of rest following a tough loss to the Washington Wizards, the San Antonio Spurs are looking to get back on track versus the Charlotte Hornets. These are not the same Hornets from the past couple years. As they used to have a plodding offensive system predicated on dumping the ball in the post to Al Jefferson every …