Skip to content

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…

Los Angeles Lakers 85, San Antonio 119 Umm…who are these guys? I follow the NBA pretty closely (though mostly through the prism of the Spurs), and I don’t even know two of these Lakers starters. Couldn’t pick them in a game of “Who He Play For?”. And they are starting for a professional basketball team. Poor Pau Gasol. Even in the height of his time in the Lakers, when Laker…

San Antonio 104, Chicago 96 The Bulls have now played the Spurs at their lowest point and their highest (to date) point. Several weeks ago the Bulls came into San Antonio on the eve of the Rodeo Road Trip with the team just barely holding on to its health and took it to the Spurs, capping off a 3-game losing streak, the longest of the season. Things seemed bleak. The…

Orlando 112, San Antonio 121 If that game looked significantly different than Thursday night’s game, there’s good reason. All 82 count the same in the standings, but aren’t play the same in the hearts, minds, and bodies of the players. It’s only natural that a rematch of last year’s Finals, against the best team in the league, played on national TV, would garner more attention and energy from the Spurs….