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Golden State 90, San Antonio 111 19 straight wins. Another division title. Yawn. We care because our Spurs don’t. There’s a narrative around the Spurs that always tends to remove humanity from them. Whether they are ‘boring’ (thankfully a notion that has all but disappeared), ‘efficient’, or ‘machine-like’, interchangeable parts plugged into an unstoppable machine, they are rarely described as human. The offense is lauded and roundly admired, but it’s…

San Antonio 103, Indiana 77 Headed in different directions. The Spurs into the high tide of the Playoffs, the Pacers deeper and deeper into stormy weather and choppy water. (I don’t do nautical metaphors well; thank you for your patience.) What can we say about this game? A month ago, this seemed like a huge game, a litmus test for the team’s preparedness heading into the playoffs. Then the Spurs…

New Orleans 80, San Antonio 96 The Spurs tied the franchise regular season record by winning their 17th game in a row against the New Orleans Pelicans. San Antonio got up by 15 or so early in the first quarter and mostly coasted the rest of the way to the victory. New Orleans played hard, but were without superstar Anthony Davis and never really stood a chance. The Spurs were…

San Antonio 133, Denver 102 Two nights after bemoaning the need for a loss in the wake of a flat and lifeless second half, the Spurs rebounded (against the same team, on the road) by completely annihilating the Nuggets wire to wire. When a team plays that consistently well over the course of an entire game and wins by 31, it’s hard to get too upset about much of anything….

Denver 103, San Antonio 108 On any given night, any NBA team can beat another On one of these given night, the Spurs will lose a game again. And we should be happy when it does. Last night was a great chance, but a 20-point first half lead buys a lot of leeway. The Spurs looked like they have for the last month in the first half and were poised…

Philadelphia 91, San Antonio 113 The San Antonio Spurs beat the Philadelphia 76ers at the AT&T Center by 22 points while resting 3 starters in what might be the largest team-wide talent and quality gap in the NBA. The end. Or, a few more thoughts on tonight’s game: –Tonight was a classic ‘one team is playing checkers, the other team is playing chess’ game. Much like those Lakers games, the…

San Antonio 99, Golden State 90 I’m not entirely sure how we won that game. Tim and Manu didn’t play. Mills and Diaw looked as if they were trying to shoot their way straight out of the league. Parker seemed to want to dribble the game away. Kawhi was an overall net positive, but shot just 5 for 14 and had some bad misses. Austin Daye played meaningful minutes in…

San Antonio 99, Sacramento 79 In honor of the opening weekend of the NCAA March Madness Tournament, the Kings and the Spurs decided to play a game of college basketball. By that I mean really bad shooting, shoddy execution, and lots of frenetic play and wild energy amounting to almost nothing. Every time I watch college basketball, I’m reminded of the tremendous gap in quality of play between the two…

San Antonio 125, Los Angeles Lakers 109 I was never worried about the outcome of this game. Not 5 days earlier, the Spurs had run this Lakers team off of the floor. Now, in the friendly confines of their own gym, the Lakers were able to keep up for about 3 1/2 quarters. But don’t be mistaken: the Spurs were still running them off the floor; they were just offering…

Utah 104, San Antonio 122 Utah played great and with great energy, but there was no way they were beating the Spurs on this night at this point in the season. The Spurs weathered the storm through a long patch of injuries and rotation roulette, and yet here they stand, first in the league to 50 wins, the 15th straight time this team has reached that milestone, easily an NBA…