San Antonio at Minnesota, Final Score: Spurs can’t stop Timberwolves and lose 129-114

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Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports Spurs defensive woes continue as DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge scored, but they couldn’t stop Wiggins and Towns. Traditionally, the Spurs have been one of the best defensive teams in the league, but the story is different this year. Tonight, they let the Timberwolves run all over them, scoring 40 points in two consecutive quarters, and …

We might have been wrong about why the Spurs’ defense is struggling

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Photos by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images And there’s no immediate reason to hope for improvement. Much of the focus on the Spurs’ defensive struggles has centered on their inability to guard the perimeter. With Dejounte Murray and Derrick White both out to begin the 2018-19 season, missed switches, blow-bys, and uncontested shots became a new norm. But the …

Open Thread: Watch the entire Tony Parker retirement ceremony

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Photos by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images Be a part of last night’s festivities. Ah, the benefit of modern technology. If you couldn’t watch last night’s game because the rabbit ears on your black and white Zenith were not agreeing with the weather, then you can be grateful for the internet, cable, social media, and video-sharing platforms. Were you left …

How an assertive Derrick White almost led the Spurs to victory against the Grizzlies

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Derrick White created a brief moment of hope in the fourth quarter before it all fell apart. For a brief stretch of the 4th quarter of their disappointing loss to the Grizzlies on Tony Parker’s Jersey Retirement night, the Spurs looked like a team intent on snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. After getting outplayed …

This is what follows serendipity

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports While closing the chapter on the Big Three Era, Monday’s ceremony reminded us that it took fortune, among other things, to help forge the Spurs dynasty. It’s a funny thing to bask in another person’s self-reflection, to note their reactions as stories of them are recounted and videos of their peak moments are shown and set …

Spurs show they are still a work in progress in failed comeback attempt against the Grizzlies

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports It looks like it might take the Spurs longer than expected to find their identity. After a tough loss to the Celtics on Saturday, the Spurs had a perfect opportunity to bounce back against a weak Memphis team in San Antonio before Tony Parker’s jersey retirement ceremony. They instead had another thoroughly disappointing performance and lost …

San Antonio vs. Memphis, Final Score: Grizzlies ruin Tony Parker night, beat Spurs 113-109

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Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs got behind early and could never quite recover. Another slow start, another game that saw the Spurs trailing early, this time to the Memphis Grizzlies by as much as 16 in both the first and second half. Once again, it cost them the rest of the game as they spent all their energy coming …

Spurs to auction Tony Parker gear to benefit veterans

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Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Bid on Tony Parker memorabilia from now until Friday On Monday, November 11th, Tony Parker becomes the 10th player for the San Antonio Spurs to have his number retired. Throughout his seventeen season with the Silver & Black, Parker helped earn four NBA titles, being garnered Finals MVP in 2007. His official jersey retirement coincides with …

Power Rankings – Week 3: The Spurs need consistency from their starters

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Photo by Edward A. Ornelas/Getty Images Two disappointing losses detract from the exciting LaMarcus Aldridge 39-point win over the Thunder. The San Antonio Spurs have rejuvenated their offense with a healthy Dejounte Murray, an efficient DeMar DeRozan and a FIBA-hot Patty Mills, but inconsistencies with their defense and LaMarcus Aldridge put the problems of this team on major display. Week …

Red Auerbach Overruled Boston's Front Office On Selecting Tony Parker In 2001 Draft

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The Boston Celtics were set to draft Tony Parker in the 2001 NBA Draft until Red Auerbach overruled brand-new general manager Chris Wallace. Auerbach was 84 at the time and remained president and vice chairman. Auerbach insisted the Celtics instead select Joe Forte at No. 21, several league executives confirmed recently. Auerbach was skeptical of European point guards and he …