Open Thread: Spurs draft picks still play a role in their postseason success

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It’s all about development with the Silver & Black As Dan Weiss pointed out he other night, the San Antonio Spurs are the only NBA team to draft outside the lottery for twenty-two consecutive summers, as of this June. Yet the strength of their player development has been a huge part of their success. This has been mentioned before. Here …

What to make of Derrick White’s mediocre follow up to his breakout game 3

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Whether he’s the primary scorer or creator, the Spurs need to help White more. Derrick White dribbled the ball up court with his usual sense of cool purpose. The score was still knotted at zero and barely 45 seconds had run off the clock. As Denver’s defense worked to get organized, Derrick saw a momentary opening and darted underneath Jamal …

DeMar DeRozan fined for Game 4 incident, no suspension

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The Spurs will field a full squad in Denver on Tuesday. The NBA returned its verdict this morning on DeMar DeRozan’s ball toss toward the vicinty of Scott Foster midway through the fourth quarter in Game 4. Official statement from NBA. DeRozan Fined. No suspension. pic.twitter.com/c1DsFy2w9K — Don Harris (@DonHarris4) April 21, 2019 DeRozan was fined $25000 for, in Kiki …

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan’s uncommon ‘one tech’ ejection

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Perhaps an explanation is forthcoming During a frustrating 4th quarter against the Denver Nuggets, Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan drew an offensive charge foul to Jamal Murray that elevated to a technical foul and en ejection. The broadcast never stated what the official call was, but ESPN play-by-play stipulated that DeRozan was assessed one technical foul. Meanwhile, and ESPN article stated …

Spurs lose their cool and homecourt advantage in Game 4 loss to Nuggets

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With a chance to seize a 3-1 edge, the Spurs’ defense and focus failed them against a locked-in Nuggets team. DeMar DeRozan bore down the middle of the court and feinted right, then spun left, making contact with Malik Beasley before — in the same fluid motion — turning back towards referee Scott Foster, standing near the sidelines at halfcourt, …

The Spurs bench has to be better if they want to advance in the playoffs so

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The starters are doing their job, now it’s time for the bench to do theirs. Strong, reliable benches have always been a staple of successful Spurs teams. Their purpose was not only to build upon leads that the starters had created, but also to bring energy off the bench and provide a spark if needed. For the better part of …

Nuggets vs Spurs, Final Score: Denver’s aggression leads them to a win in San Antonio 117-103

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The Spurs led early, but the Nuggets took over late as the Spurs couldn’t stop them from scoring. The Spurs gave the home court advantage back to the Nuggets tonight as they were the more aggressive and poised team, dominating the Silver and Black after a slow start in the first quarter. Will Barton was benched in favor of Torrey …

The more the Nuggets focus on stopping Derrick White, the better

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If Denver makes it their mission to stop White from going off again, DeRozan and Aldridge could feast. Derrick White played a huge part in the Spurs’ Game 3 win, leading all scorers with a career-high 36 points to go with five assists and three steals. He was everywhere and hurt Denver in every area, but he was particularly effective …

Open Thread: The 1969 ‘Spurs’ Camaro is on display at the McNay Art Museum

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A collection of classic cars have been paired with works of art. My daughter’s class had a field trip to the McNay Art Museum. They have a current display of vintage cars. The one that caught my eye was the Spurs Camaro restored by Larry Mills, Executive Vice President, Holt Companies. The 1969 Camaro has been painted silver and black …

Watch: Breaking down every play from Derrick White’s big night

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…and there are a lot of them. I hope you haven’t already overdosed on Derrick White, because here’s yet another article on the kid’s absolutely revelatory game on Thursday night to put the Spurs up 2-1 in their first round series against the 2-seeded Denver Nuggets. The analysis comes courtesy of BBallbreakdown’s Coach Nick, who focuses on all of the …

Open Thread: The most playoff points in a half belong to Timmy, Tony, and now Derrick

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White joins two of the Spurs elite in the playoff feat Last night the San Antonio Spurs were led by second year standout Derrick White. As he has already established himself in this series and on the Spurs roster, the young guard had his NBA career high scoring in the first half. His 26 points during the first 24 minutes …

Derrick White had a career night in the Spurs’ Game 3 win over the Nuggets

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With 36 points and superb defense, Derrick White had his breaking out party against the Nuggets. Heading into the playoffs, if anyone were to tell you that someone other than LaMarcus Aldridge or DeMar DeRozan would be the Spurs’ best player, you’d probably think there was a problem. As it turns out, having Derrick White as your best player on …