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 …

Spurs hold off Grizzlies to win fourth straight

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Another win, another reminder of how far the new-look Spurs have come from their early-season struggles. Most of the talk after the Spurs’ November 21st loss to Memphis circled around a series of controversial late-game calls that sealed their fate and sent them below .500 for the first time on the season. They made sure Saturday’s rematch didn’t come to …

San Antonio vs. Memphis, Final Score: Spurs hold off pesky Grizzlies for 108-88 win

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A big second quarter won this game for the Spurs. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Spurs took care of the Memphis Grizzlies, staving off a late comeback attempt for a 108-88 win. Five Spurs scored in double-figures, led by 19 from Derrick White. Mike Conley had 21 points for Grizzles. The Spurs have now matched their season-high of four-straight …

What we learned from the Spurs win over the Raptors

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The Spurs play their best game of year in front of a fiery San Antonio crowd That hug. That hug at the end almost broke me. After an emotional night of cathartic booing and more than a little schadenfreude, the camera zoomed in on Kawhi Leonard walking over to the Spurs bench and hugging Gregg Popovich. He even smiled a …

Spurs blow out Raptors and spoil Kawhi’s homecoming

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Before a raucous crowd, the Spurs pulled away early and never looked back, riding DeRozan’s first career triple double and a great all-around effort to a win over Toronto. As a 90-second tribute video played moments before tipoff, the tone for Thursday night’s reunion of sorts between the Spurs and Raptors seemed to be set, underlining the intense (and intensely …

San Antonio vs. Toronto, Final Score: Spurs corral the Raptors 125 – 107

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No one asked Bryn Forbes how he felt about being not traded from Toronto, and he responded by hitting 6 three-pointers. A video tribute for Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard started off a night that didn’t slow down and lived up to everything hyped all week leading up to this game. With the win, DeMar DeRozan got his first career …

The Spurs win over the Celtics shows that San Antonio’s future is White 

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The Spurs take control in the third quarter and put away the Celtics in 2018’s final game. Tonight’s game was a microcosm of the Spurs’ season so far this year: the good guys started slowly and ramped up their effort and execution as the game wore on, with Derrick White emerging as the main facilitator for the Spurs offense, and …

San Antonio Spurs vs. Boston Celtics, Final Score: Spurs end the year well, beating the Celtics 120-111

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The Silver and Black started the party slowly, but started rockin’ it in the second half. It’s New Year’s Eve and most people are writing resolutions or going to gatherings with family and friends. The Spurs started the party in San Antonio by beating the Boston Celtics. First Half The Spurs improved defense was markedly missing as the Silver and …

Spurs take Clippers in a tale of two halves

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For the second game in a row, San Antonio’s defense came alive in the second half, but this time resulted in a win. In another “tale of two halves” type performance, the Spurs played just a couple of good quarters and walked away with a convincing win over a quality opponent. Though both squads were on the second night of …

What we learned from the Spurs win over the Nuggets

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The Spurs deliver a Boxing Day miracle, using a stellar 4th quarter performance to finish off the 1st place Nuggets. A friend of mine went to the game Wednesday night and, when I met up with her afterwards, I asked her how it was. She shrugged her shoulders and said, “well, they were good, and then they were bad, and …

Spurs stay hot, light up Timberwolves

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The unlikely trio of Forbes, Belinelli and Bertans combined for 54 points as the Spurs continued their torrid December stretch and rolled past the Wolves. Tom Thibodeau can’t say he didn’t see it coming. “San Antonio’s always played to their strengths,” the Wolves coach said before Friday night’s matchup. “They try to post LaMarcus quite a bit, but when their …

San Antonio vs. Minnesota, Final Score: Spurs reserves take care of Wolves 124-98

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Spurs reserves put the game away with hot shooting from Bertans, Belinelli as the Spurs routed the Timberwolves. The Spurs have been on a hot streak lately, and tonight it was the bench players who put away the Minnesota Timberwolves with hot shooting from Marco Belinelli and Davis Bertans sealing the game in the second half as LaMarcus Aldridge and …

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 Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Fourth home win in a row

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The San Antonio Spurs are riding a four-game winning streak, which ties a season-high, by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers at home in blowout fashion 125-87. It seemed like one of those regular games in which the outcome wouldn’t be determined until late in the fourth quarter. The first half ended with the San Antonio […] San Antonio Spurs vs. …

Spurs down Suns to pick up third straight win

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Led by Bryn Forbes’ season-high 24 points, the Spurs had little trouble taking down the lowly Suns and helping Gregg Popovich reach another career milestone. Someone had to ask the question. Even if Gregg Popovich knew it was coming and even if, for whatever reason, he clearly had no intention of contextualizing, reflecting upon, or at all recognizing the feat …

What we learned from the Spurs win over the Blazers

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San Antonio gets back on the right track by implementing a fool proof game plan Sunday night against Portland, the Spurs shot 60% from the field and 70% from beyond the arc. If they do that every time they take the court then they have an excellent chance of winning every game from here on out. Takeaways **checks notes** Any …