What we learned from the Spurs Game 7 loss to the Nuggets

The Spurs showcase a wide array of both their talents and deficiencies in a frustrating end to their season There will be a time to be reflective where we can look back on everything that went right this season and all the we have to look forward to in the future. We’ll be able to smile and laugh and rejoice …

Open Thread: Spurs and the 27.4 second meltdown

The Spurs season is officially over Forget the 20% shooting in the first quarter, or the 22% for the half. Put aside Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic running the exact same play for the entire game. Ignore that Derrick White never returned in the 4th quarter with the starters. What happened on that last possession? DeMar DeRozan missed his shot, …

Spurs’ Game 7 comeback falls just short against Nuggets

After digging themselves an early hole, San Antonio’s valiant attempt wasn’t quite enough on the road. If ever the Spurs have lived up to their reputation as a nearly unstoppable machine forever shuffling forward, unrelenting and unremorseful, this game 7 was it. They should’ve been out of it after the 1st quarter, in which they managed just 13 points. And …

Spurs vs Nuggets Playoff Game 7 Thread

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. Have I said before that this year’s version of the Spurs is amazing? They’ve …

Open Thread: Happy birthday, George Gervin

The Iceman is keeping it cool as he celebrates his 67th. “What’s cooler and being cool? Ice cold” –Andre 3000 There was an era, young bucks, before your time. Before DeMar DeRozan. Before Timmy . . . and Manu . . . and Tony. Before David Robinson came in to save a struggling small franchise. The shorts were short. The …

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Denver Nuggets, Game 7

It’s do-or-die for the Spurs and Nuggets tonight as they match-up for the 7th and final game of their Western Conference First Round match-up. Game 7. The words themselves bring to mind innumerable thoughts, a variety of emotions, and the question of who wants it more. It’s a game where legends are made and heroes are born. Recently deceased Boston …

Why the Spurs’ adjustments worked in Game 6

Game 6 was proof that adjustments help, but luck and talent are just as important. After losing a pivotal Game 5, the Spurs found themselves on the edge of elimination. The Nuggets appeared to have figured them out leaving the entire season to hinge on Game 6, which is why many were hoping for some big adjustment that could change …

Spurs strike back in Game 6 to push series to the brink

With their backs against the wall, the Spurs overcame a career night from Nikola Jokic to push their series with Denver to a decisive Game 7. “We’ve all been in every sort of game — behind 3-2, up 3-2, up 3-0, everything,” began Gregg Popovich on Thursday, putting an answer to a pregame question in terms that I’m quite sure …

Spurs vs Nuggets Playoff Game 6 Thread

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. This is it. The Spurs have to win tonight to keep playing, and judging …