Making sense of the Spurs vs. Nuggets series so far

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The PtR staff takes a look at what the Spurs have done well, what they’ve struggled with and what they need to do going forward to beat the Nuggets. The Nuggets and Spurs are tied after the first four games of an unpredictable series. Both teams have had flaws exposed, but neither has cracked under the postseason pressure yet. Denver …

Derrick White’s explosion just changed the Spurs/Nuggets series

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The ascension of San Antonio’s point guard shifts the foundation Spurs vs. Nuggets was assumed to rest on. The Spurs have put the Nuggets in a difficult position. With an imperfect roster filled with players who have undeniable strengths and exploitable weaknesses, Denver’s defense has succeeded this year mostly because Coach Malone and his staff have fashioned a scheme that …

Denver @ San Antonio Game 3 Final Score: Spurs take out Nuggets 118-108

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White carried the Mid-3 and the rest of the team to a hard-fought victory. Derrick White (36 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists), DeMar DeRozan (25 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists), and LaMarcus Aldridge (18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists) helped San Antonio weather a 16-0 Denver run in the second to take a 2-1 series lead. Denver’s …

What we learned from a frustrating Spurs loss against the Nuggets

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The Spurs fight back but ultimately miss out on an opportunity to escape Denver with a win This game was frustrating for a myriad of reasons. There was the lazy first half, there was all the missed free throws, there was all the silly fouls. The entire thing was a calamitous ‘two steps forward, one step back’ affair that resembled …

San Antonio at Denver, Final Score: Bad FT shooting stifles Spurs rally in 102-99 loss to Nuggets

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An unusually bad night at the line kills Spurs rally in Denver. After a sluggish first half in the Mile High City, the San Antonio Spurs made a mad rally back into the game thanks to a strong defensive effort in the second half led by Derrick White, but they could never quite get back over the hump due to …

Open Thread: How the home-to-home limits competition

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Tonight’s outcome should be predictable, but isn’t Tonight the Spurs are in Denver playing the Nuggets. I know, I know, déjà vu. This is the second pure home-to-home series for the Spurs this season. The Lakers hosted the Spurs last month only to play at the AT&T Center two days later. Next month the Spurs will play in Oklahoma City …

The Spurs transition attack led to a win against the Nuggets

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Score early, score somewhat often. The Spurs added another solid win to their portfolio on Wednesday night against the Nuggets. Though neither team is at full strength, with the Nuggets missing 3 players from their starting lineup on opening day, both have been playing good basketball of late. The Nuggets entered the game with 4-2 record since losing Paul Millsap …

San Antonio Spurs: Becky Hammon on coaching game vs Nuggets

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San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon reacted to the opportunity she received to coach the team in Sunday’s preseason win. San Antonio Spurs preseason games often see head coach Gregg Popovich take a seat, whether it’s behind the bench or in another section of the arena. He leaves the assistant coaches to handle his duties, […] San Antonio Spurs: Becky …

San Antonio Spurs: Examining LaMarcus Aldridge’s performance vs Nuggets

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The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon for their second preseason win. How did LaMarcus Aldridge perform? The Spurs improved to 2-1 in the preseason with a 122-100 win against the Denver Nuggets. While a meaningless preseason win is nothing to write home about, it is always nice to evaluate where […] San Antonio Spurs: Examining …

Spurs take advantage of opportunities in rout of Nuggets

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San Antonio shared the ball and lit it up from downtown, putting together a second dominating performance in a row. The Spurs’ 122-100 rout of the Denver Nuggets was a showcase of this new roster’s strengths, as the ball whizzed around the perimeter and the threes dropped, one after another. It was also a statement by veterans like LaMarcus Aldridge …

San Antonio vs. Denver, Final Score: Spurs pull away from Nuggets, 122-100

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The Spurs offense lit up the scoreboard against the visitors Sunday afternoon. The Spurs Sunday matinee matchup with the Denver Nuggets saw some heavy scoring early, as the silver and black put up 66 first half points and boasted a 12 point lead at the half. The offense looked much more fluid despite first and second lineups that I expect …