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Season 50, Game 78 San Antonio 95, Los Angeles Lakers 102 60-18, 2nd in the West Let’s throw out a hypothetical situation: Say there’s this team–call them the “Lasers”. The Lasers aren’t very good. They’re so bad, in fact, that they have one of the three worst records in the league. This isn’t all bad, though, because bad teams get rewarded with high draft picks, as we know. And there…

Season 60, Game 77 San Antonio 95, Memphis 89 60-17, 2nd in the West For the fourth time in about 3 weeks (OK, a bit longer than that, but not much) the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies played a basketball game. In about 11 days, they will play 4 to 7 more basketball games. So I have nothing to say about this game. It feels like the Spurs…

I’m going to level with you all before I get deep into this one. I have no clue what to expect in a potential Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs playoff series. The season series was just about as nonsensical as it gets. Teams this talented and well-coached shouldn’t play three blowouts against one another. Never mind that two of the blowout wins were by the team on the…

Season 50, Game 76 San Antonio 109, Utah 103 59-17, 2nd in the West This was a really good win. Utah is a good – possibly great – team. They are fighting for their playoff positioning, and it behooves them to win every possible game. They wanted to win this. San Antonio was resting six players, including two starters and three of the top four bench players. The team is…

Season 50, Game 75 San Antonio 100, Oklahoma City 95 58-17, 2nd in the West The Spurs led the Thunder for a whopping 37 seconds on Friday night, but it just so happened to be 37 of the final seconds of the game. And that’s all it took for the Spurs to pull out the improbable win. Despite losing Durant, the Thunder still give the Spurs lots of trouble. It wasn’t…

Season 50, Game 74 San Antonio 98, Golden State 110 57-17, 2nd in the West With this loss, the Spurs all but seal their fate. It’s not a bad fate. The 2nd best team (by record) in the NBA is a place many would be envious of. There will be tough series along the way, but the Spurs should be the favorites to make it to the Western Conference Finals….

Season 50, Game 73 San Antonio 103, Cleveland 74 57-16, 2nd in the West My biggest takeaway from the Spurs absolute beatdown of the Cavs on Monday night: Kyle Anderson can dunk. Kyle Anderson can dunk?! Are you kidding me? Where’s that move been, young fella. If you missed Kyle dunking in the 4th quarter, you’re probably not alone. The Spurs so thoroughly outplayed the Cavs that this game was…

Season 50, Game 72 San Antonio 106, New York 98 56-16, 2nd in the West Individual +/- for a single game is often a noisy stat, but at the very least, it can show you who was on the court when the team played well. For Saturday’s win against the Knicks, it’s quite telling. The team leaders were: Pau Gasol, +15; Kawhi Leonard, +12; and Patty Mills, +10. These are also…

Season 50, Game 71 San Antonio 97, Memphis 90 55-16, 2nd in the West It’s only March, and I’m already tired of this (eventual first-round) match-up. I’m not sure what scheduling quirk created two divisional teams playing all four of their games in the final 2 months of the season (and 3 in the final 15 games), but here we are. And it’s not like these two teams are new…

Season 50, Game 70 San Antonio 100, Minnesota 93 54-16, 2nd in the West Kawhi Leonard looks tired. The Spurs won the game (Minnesota has been playing great lately, but the Spurs just kind of own them right now), but all I could think watching it was that Kawhi just isn’t quite right. He’s short on his shot. His percentages are dipping ever so slightly (more dramatically from 3, where…