Spurs at Magic Game Thread

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San Antonio goes on the road to face Orlando. 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 too much. Welcome to the game thread. …

Open Thread: Inside look at Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina

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NBA Coaches Association posts biographical short focused on Pop’s right-hand man. HallPass Media has released a video series featuring the NBA Coaches Association and today’s spotlight was on San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina. This intimate interview allows the viewer to learn about his history, family, and journey from Italy to San Antonio. His knowledge of the game is …

Who is your favorite of the active ex-Spurs?

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Christmas has me thinking about Spurs who are so near, yet so far away. In early December, we all enjoy the holiday songs that return like old friends who have come back to town for the holidays. These songs fill the stores, malls and radio waves throughout December each year. By the time we get near December 25, some of …

Rudy Gay is playing a huge role in the Spurs’ resurgence

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With stellar play on both ends, Gay has been a huge boost for the Spurs. In another blowout first half, the Spurs disrupted the 76ers’ rhythm while establishing their own. With timely help defense built on good communication and a growing sense of intuition, the Spurs held the 76ers to 48 points over the first two quarters, with just 17 …

What we learned from the Spurs big win over the 76ers

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The Spurs put in a full 48 minutes of work against the Sixers and came away with a comfortable win. Well, now I’m even more angry about that Bulls game. It’s almost eerie how much the Spurs Monday night row with the Sixers mirrored their ill-fated matchup with the Bulls from Saturday. Once again, they found themselves sitting on a …

A very Spursy Christmastime reunion

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The former Spurs assistant found plenty of time to hang out with some old friends. Heading into Monday’s clash with his old team and coming off a back-to-back in Cleveland, current Philadelphia 76ers head coach and former long-time Spurs assistant Brett Brown had little time to catch up with some old friends in San Antonio, but he made it work. …

Open Thread: Spurs knockout Philly and Pop cracks #10 on the countdown

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Spurs win five of six at home carrying Pop closer to Jerry Sloan. 10. Ten is the number. Humans most commonly have ten fingers and ten toes. X is the Roman numeral for ten. Our monetary system is based in tens. A decade is ten years. Ten pins in bowling as each bowler completes ten frames. In boxing, the match …

Spurs keep it together in blowout of 76ers

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With Saturday’s meltdown fresh on their minds, the Spurs got a combined 61 points from Aldrige, DeRozan and Gay and closed out their six-game homestand with a galvanizing victory over the Sixers. The narratives aren’t always obvious, but sometimes they can be: two days after punting a 21-point lead versus a young Bulls team led by a former assistant coach, …

San Antonio vs. Philadelphia, Final Score: Spurs knock out the Sixers 123-96

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I’m dreaming of a Spurs winning record, just like the ones I used to know. The Spurs swarmed on defense and took advantage of cold shooting by the Sixers to put away the game early in the 4th quarter behind LaMarcus Aldridge’s 20 points and 10 rebounds. Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan also poured in 21 and 20 points, respectively. …

Spurs vs. 76ers Game Thread

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The Spurs look to wipe away Monday’s loss with a win against Philadelphia 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 too much. Welcome …

Chimezie Metu scores 21 points in Austin Spurs win

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The Spurs homestand is allowing Metu to get some much-needed playing time in Austin. 2018 second-round draft pick Chimezie Metu surprised many by earning a three-year contract with the Spurs prior to training camp, making him the first second-round pick to immediately sign with them since DeJuan Blair in 2009. Obviously, the Spurs saw enough future potential that they didn’t …

Open Thread: An in-person Spurs roundtable discussion

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Holidays, birthdays, and our beloved Spurs bring out the best in people Yesterday, I met with three other PtR contributors for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Of course, a majority of the conversation was about the Spurs. With the loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, predicting how the conversation could have gone south was a no-brainer. But instead, …

Game Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs

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The Spurs close out their 6-game home-stand against Brett Brown’s 76ers. The Spurs ruined their chances at an undefeated homestand with their 98-93 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, a loss that put them back at .500 on the season. With Brett Brown’s 20-11 76ers coming to town tonight, the Spurs will look to get another win streak going …

LaMarcus Aldridge seems to have something in common with Zaza Pachulia

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Is LMA being less responsible than he could be? Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge is apparently turning into Zaza Pachulia, according to Reddit user GlassHalfFultz. Perhaps triggered by Lakers forward Brandon Ingram twisting his ankle after landing on Aldridge, GlassHalfFultz is trying to build a case that he is purposefully trying to injure opponents by sliding under them using clips from …

A good defensive effort by the Spurs was submarined by turnovers

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The Spurs did enough on defense to win the game. Offense was another story. The Spurs gave away another win on Saturday night against the Bulls. After building a 21 point lead, the Spurs still had a 20 point advantage with 7:30 to go in the 3rd. But they were outscored by 25 over the ensuing 19 and a half …