Open Thread: Spurs fan shop opens today at the San Antonio International airport

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Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The third official Spurs store in San Antonio opens its doors. Flying in for the Spurs game? Hey, some people do it. Manu’s final seasons saw droves of flights full of fans from Buenos Aires hoping to catch their hero one last time. Last season, one of our own Pounders, Tanner Bowen …

What Lonnie Walker’s role should be

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports In this week’s roundtable, the PtR staff breaks down why the Spurs seem to be at their best against quality opponents, discuss what Lonnie Walker IV’s role should be going forward, and much more. The Spurs had a roller coaster of a week. A win against the Clippers signaled that perhaps things were starting to turn …

Report: The Rockets are officially filing a protest with the NBA over loss to Spurs

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Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images The Rockets want the final 7:50 of the game replayed after Harden’s missed dunk. The Rockets are officially filing a protest with the NBA over the outcome of the Tuesday’s 135-133 double-OT Spurs win due to a dunk by James Harden that was missed by the officials and not counted in the score. Per ESPN: …

Breaking down the crazy ending to the Spurs – Rockets game

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Determining if one blown call really caused the Rockets to lose and make the outcome worthy of a protest. As was reported yesterday, the Rockets are expected file a protest with the league over the outcome of Tuesday’s game against the Spurs, during which Houston lost in double-overtime after giving up a 22-point lead. (They have …

What’s behind the Spurs’ three-point shooting woes and where they go from here

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Photos by Mark Sobhani/NBAE via Getty Images Three of last season’s shooters are in a serious slump. Can they recover and save the season? After leading the league in three point accuracy last season, the Spurs have plummeted to 17th this year, hitting a paltry 35.3% of their attempts from deep. For a team that takes the fewest threes in …

Rockets Likely To File Official Protest Regarding Missed James Harden Dunk During Loss To Spurs

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The Houston Rockets will likely file an official protest in regards to the refs failing to count a James Harden dunk during their 135-133 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN. The Rockets were optimistic that the NBA would take action without a protest, though the team may now file a protest within the …

Bryn Forbes’ 25 points helped propel the Spurs over the fuming Rockets

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Forbes’ night was understandably overshadowed by Walker and Poeltl, but his consistent shooting kept the Spurs afloat. About eight hours before the start of the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, my wife and I were at the airport in New York City. Coincidentally enough, our flight back to San Antonio had a …

James Harden’s missed dunk needs a name

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports In their 135-133 double overtime win over the Rockets, the Spurs’ fortunes looked dim, but swung on a breakaway dunk that wasn’t scored. So let’s give it a name. With 7:53 left in the 4th quarter of Tuesday’s Spurs–Rockets game, James Harden picked off an errant DeMarre Carroll pass and took it the other way, with …

How Lonnie Walker and Jakob Poeltl led the Spurs defense in victory

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Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images With Russell Westbrook’s help, of course. Maybe the Spurs should only play good teams. No offense to the Pistons, but what happened in San Antonio against the Clippers on Friday and against the Rockets last night bears little resemblance to the 48 minutes of shoot around that broke out in Detroit on Sunday afternoon. It’s …

The Rockets’ handling of their legitimate gripe about the Spurs win is peak D’Antoni

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Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports A Harden dunk was not counted. We empathize, but it’s not enough reason to overturn the outcome of a game. Last night’s double-OT victory over the Rockets was perhaps the Spurs most thrilling regular season game since last season’s double-OT victory over the Thunder in January. Lonnie Walker IV’s brilliant, breakout performance of 28 points …

Open Thread: Best. Spurs game. Ever.

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Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty Images Hyperbole? Please. Relative to how bad San Antonio has been playing, the case can be made. Let’s start at the end and go backwards. 135-133. Spurs win. The Spurs pulled off a double-overtime victory over the Houston Rockets to comeback from a twenty-two point deficit in the second half. Head coach Gregg Popovich …

Lonnie Walker IV breaks out in Spurs’ double OT comeback win over Rockets

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The sophomore wing caught fire in the fourth quarter to lead San Antonio to a thrilling comeback win. In what will definitely be one of the best games of the entire NBA season, the Spurs came back from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Rockets 135-133 in double overtime. Lonnie Walker IV was largely responsible …