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 …

Spurs have one of those nights in loss to Grizzlies

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The Spurs couldn’t keep their winning streak alive in Memphis on a night in which nothing went right. It’s been a while since we had a night like this one, in which nothing goes right for the Spurs. They simply could not catch a break in Memphis and lost 96-86 to a hungry Grizzlies team that didn’t waste the opportunity …

San Antonio @ Memphis, Final Score: Grizzlies beat up Spurs 96-86

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Grizzlies bear down on the Spurs, ending their losing streak. Both teams came on respective winning (Spurs with five) and losing (Grizzlies with six) streaks. Brothers Pau (18 wins) and Marc (10) played the 29th time against each other and started the game having identically scored 353 points each in those games. 1st Quarter – Memphis 22 , Spurs 18 …

Spurs at Grizzlies Game Thread

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San Antonio faces Memphis for the second time in a week, this time at their place. 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 …

The Spurs brought in the new year with a bang

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This week’s staff roundtable picks a favorite part of the win over Toronto … and four other topics. Looks like the Spurs New Year’s resolutions involved continuing the solid camaraderie and team building that started with December’s big home stand and has taken them out of the hole they dug through November. After the win over the Boston Celtics, talking …

Gregg Popovich has the Spurs exceeding expectations once again

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After a terrible first quarter of the season, the Spurs have turned things around dramatically and now look like a playoff lock. At the quarter pole the Spurs looked lost. They didn’t have a set rotation and their defense was such a disaster than not even a solid offense could keep them afloat most games. Their inconsistency was a huge …

What to make of the rumor that the Spurs have “significant interest” in Kristaps Porzingis

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If this is real, what would it take for the Spurs to acquire another Latvian? Sometimes all it takes is one little reference to get rumors swirling, and we got that today thanks to a non-nonchalant line in an article from The Ringer about soon-to-be free agents teams are keeping their eyes on: The Spurs are also viewed as a …

Davis Bertans just makes the Spurs’ offense better

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The Latvian Laser showed off his playmaking skills against the Pistons The Spurs’ victory over the Pistons on Monday night was another total team effort. With 5 players scoring in double digits and 8 players contributing 24 assists, the Spurs egalitarian offense continued its tear through opposing defenses, scoring nearly 128 points per 100 possessions against the Pistons’ 12th ranked …

The latest example of how DeMar DeRozan is Kawhi Leonard’s polar opposite

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While DeRozan receives a media-friendly award, Leonard blames them for his shortcomings. If anyone has yet to notice, DeMar DeRozan is one of the more media-friendly stars the Spurs have had a in a while (at least beyond Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili). As a result, last week he was given the Professional Basketball Writers Association’s 2017-18 Magic Johnson Award …

Why the Spurs’ midrange stars are more efficient than you think

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How an offense built around postups and midrange pullups has been elite through the first half of the season. Individual efficiency is a tricky thing to contextualize. You need to account for play type, opponent, lineup fluctuations, and a dozen other wrinkles that influence how well a team scores when a particular player touches the ball. For hot takes and …

Open Thread: #2 on the Pop Countdown ties Gregg Popovich with Jerry Sloan

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Only one more game for Pop to own the 3rd spot in all-time wins 2. Pop has 1,221 total wins as an NBA head coach. The exact same as Jerry Sloan. They are tied for 3rd all time behind Don Nelson, in 1st with 1,335 and Lenny Wilkens in 2nd with 1,332. Gregg Popovich enters tonight’s game at Detroit needing …

Spurs show off depth against Pistons, win fifth straight

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The stars did their job but the role players proved to be the difference in Detroit. The Spurs extended their stretch of great recent play with a 119-107 victory against the Pistons. They are now winners of five in a row and are slowly quieting concerns about their ability to beat teams away from the AT&T Center. In a night …

San Antonio at Detroit, Final Score: Spurs drum the Pistons 119 – 107

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The Spurs have their longest winning streak of the season already, mom’s spaghetti. The Spurs found themselves in a hole early, and managed to dig themselves out by halftime. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs in scoring with 26 and 25, respectively. Blake Griffin led the Pistons with 34 points. That marked 5 wins in a row for …

Spurs Power Rankings – Week 12: Great End and Great Start

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The Spurs started 2019 the same way they ended 2018. The San Antonio Spurs had a good week. They are on a four game win streak that displayed their new version “Beautiful Game” offense and improved defense. The guys in silver and black are gaining momentum and steadily making their way up the standings. Anyone else thinking “from good to …

Rudy Gay out vs. Pistons with sprained left wrist

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The same wrist has been nagging him for a couple of weeks now. Rudy Gay will sit out tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons with a sprained left wrist, per San Antonio Express News’ Tom Orsborn. Rudy Gay is out tonight with a sprained left wrist, per update #Spurs injury report. — Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) January 7, 2019 Gay also …