The Spurs’ defensive progress continues

There’s still work to do, but the Spurs defense is looking better. The Spurs’ defensive renaissance continued on the road Wednesday night against the Magic. Coming on the heels of a 5-1 homestand during which the good guys gave up just 100.7 points per 100 possessions, it served as partial corroboration of the team’s newfound defensive identity. With timely help, …

Spurs face first-world problems in the desert.

I’m always entertained by Jeff McDonald’s twitter feed. The SA Express-News Spurs beat writer seems to take personal joy in responding to the Chicken Littles of Spurs Nation with a dose of realism and dry wit. Of course, I’m a typical SA fan with a penchant for believing the cold, uncaring universe is just itching to turn on my teams’ …

PBT Extra bold prediction preview: Will Spurs’ defense remain strong?

  The Spurs’ core is getting a step older and a step slower. They are replacing Tiago Splitter‘s size and rebounding withLaMarcus Aldridge. As Jenna Corrado does in this latest PBT Extra, it’s fair to ask if San Antonio’s defense is about to slip a little this season? I don’t see it, at least not much. First, they still have Kawhi …