Open Thread: Three Spurs are finalists for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

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Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports With Pop at the helm, some familiarity may be comforting All twelve members of last summer’s FIBA World Cup Team made the list of finalists being considered for the 2020 Olympic Men’s Basketball team. In addition, thirty-two other high profile players have made the list. Per USA Basketball: Featuring 29 players who have played for the USA in Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup competitions and who together have collected 31 Olympic or FIBA Basketball World …

Murray and White help stop the bleeding in a merciful road win against the Thunder

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Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs go into the All-Star break on a high note. I consider myself a bit of a horror buff. Some horror movies like to hit the viewer over the head with carnage right off the bat, while others effectively build tension before all hell breaks loose on the screen. No matter the path taken, there’s only one thing that’s guaranteed: it rarely ends well for the heroes. While many fans of the San Antonio Spurs …

San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City Final Score: The Spurs manage to put the Thunder away, 114 – 106

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Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio puts their recent late-game woes away for at least one contest. The San Antonio Spurs finally got their first win of the Rodeo Road trip as they held on to a lead down the stretch with the help of a suddenly assertive Dejounte Murray, against a Oklahoma City team that refused to say die. The Spurs look to stay in the win column with their next game against the Jazz, but must wait for …

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs are still looking for their first win of the Rodeo Road Trip 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. Five in a row. Not the good kind. The Spurs can’t close out games, and tonight …

Open Thread: Happy birthday, James Silas

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Seven decades of living and still on the hardwood. When it comes to birthdays, I like to go back into my writing history and determine what I’ve written before. Did I find a good highlight reel? Is there something worth mentioning that I may have overlooked? Did I even wish this guy a happy birthday last year? Well, in the case of James Silas, the first San Antonio Spurs player to have his jersey retired by the franchise, I have …

Spurs collapse in familiar fashion in the Mile High City

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports As the Spurs’ lead ballooned into the 20s midway through the 3rd quarter of their eventual loss to the Nuggets’ on Monday night, the ensuing letdown and compulsory comeback was as predictable as it was painful. Bruno called it, in fact. believe this was when the lead was 20 https://t.co/qmCzpD9Adk — Bruno Passos (@bouncepassos) February 11, 2020 With this team, there’s just no such thing as a safe lead with more than a minute or …

San Antonio at Denver, Final Score: The Parade of Failure continues as Spurs fall to Nuggets 127-120

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as the Nuggets steal a win that was all but in the bag. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Spurs played well for much of the game, built a sizable but lost their composure late in the third quarter, and let a team that they had dominated for much of the contest back into the game. Paul Millsap, like he always seems to do …

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs are still looking for their first win of the Rodeo Road Trip 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. The Rodeo Road Trip this year isn’t going well for the Silver and Black, after another …

A look at the Spurs’ DeMarre Carroll situation

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Photos by Darren Carroll/NBAE via Getty Images The strangest story of the Spurs’ season keeps getting stranger. It appears DeMarre Carroll has become fed up with his situation in San Antonio. After signing a three-year, $21M contract with the Spurs last summer, presumably to add much-needed depth and defense to the forward positions, he has played just 135 minutes across 15 games this season. Outside of the occasional cryptic social media post, the 11-year pro has largely remained silent about …

Power Rankings – Week 16: The Spurs are having trouble finding what works

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The Rodeo Road Trip is supposed to bring the team together and iron out the rough spots, but what if it doesn’t? Road trips are supposed to be fun. Getting out of your life and exploring, having an adventure, are all aspects of a road trip that usually lead to learning more about yourself. The annual Rodeo Road Trip has been that for the San Antonio Spurs for years. As fans, we look forward to …

The Spurs’ decision to stick with their roster is fine … for now

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs were one of the few potential West playoff teams that didn’t make a move before the deadline. The PtR staff discusses whether that was the right decision. While other playoff hopefuls like the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers made trades before the deadline, the Spurs stood pat. Was it the right decision? Do you think there was a realistic way to improve the roster that San Antonio should have pursued? Marilyn Dubinski: With the lack …

Open Thread: Patty Mills second most games coming off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs

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Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Aussie passes Matt Bonner but is still years behind Ginobili. On Saturday night, Patty Mills played is 527th game coming off the bench for the San Antonio Spurs. He passed Matt Bonner’s 526. @Patty_Mills passed @mattbonner_15 in his 527th game coming off the bench for @spurs Next up @manuginobili pic.twitter.com/4UFS2w0CEY — Jeph Duarte (@jeph_duarte) February 10, 2020 Patty is the longest tenured player with the Silver & Black and the only Spur to have …

Watching the young guards grow remains a bright spot for the Spurs

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Murray looked more like a higher level point guard on Saturday night | Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports Despite the horrid start to the annual Rodeo Road Trip, there are signs of life Kings analyst Grant Napear is well-known across Northern California for shouting the same phrase after good plays spanning three decades of watching Sacramento basketball, “If you don’t like that, you don’t like NBA basketball!” On an otherwise forgettable weekend, here are some highlights from our swingmen — …

Open Thread: LaMarcus Aldridge anchors million dollar Spurs Give project

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Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images Play SA will improve and rehabilitate parks across San Antonio. LaMarcus Aldridge is at it again. His goodwill and community service has continued to inspire and support communities throughout San Antonio. The seven time NBA All-Star reached higher to help create a project investing in parks for the City of San Antonio. Awesome overview of @SpursGive new initiative from the ideas of Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge! #TUSportsPhilhttps://t.co/coT7v1g9zm — Jacob Stubbs (@stubbs_jacob) February 7, 2020 The …

Spurs can’t stop their downward spiral in road loss to Kings

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio looks determined to make last season’s (1-7) rodeo road trip feel like a success. On the same day Bruno Passos published an article that Dejounte Murray still has much to prove, Murray came out and had his most complete game of the season. Murray scored 17 points on 11 shots, while adding 3 steals, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists to 0 turnovers in only 27 minutes. One game certainly doesn’t change much in …

San Antonio vs. Sacramento – Final Score: Spurs D can’t stop Kings, 122-102

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio comes up short in yet another road loss to a California team. Well, the San Antonio Spurs lost their fourth straight game of the road trip as the Sacramento Kings put on a show from deep in the second half. It was an ugly end to a game that was rather evenly contested early and that San Antonio led in until the middle of the third quarter. The Spurs must look to their …