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Season 49, Game 78 San Antonio 101, Golden State 112 Season 49, Game 79 San Antonio 98, Denver 102 65-14, 2nd in the West Here at Spurs Dynasty, we’re following our rooting interest’s lead and embracing an unorthodox resting regimen as we head towards the playoffs. We want our thinkers, writers, and editors to be in top form heading into the playoffs. There are no records we’re trying to break;…

Season 49, Game 77 San Antonio 88, Utah 86 65-12, 2nd in the West I don’t want any part of this Utah team in the first round of the playoffs. (The irony is, by beating them, the Spurs probably make it more likely they’ll meet the Jazz in the first round.) In reality, this Utah squad is more like a 4 or 5 seed. They’ve been beset by injuries this…

Season 49, Game 76 San Antonio 102, Toronto 95 64-12, 2nd in the West Are the San Antonio Spurs becoming a super-charged version of the Oklahoma City Thunder? I mean no disrespect with this question. The Thunder are a really good team. Great, even. In any other season, the NBA world would be talking more about them. (I’m scared to death of that second round match-up.) The Thunder’s great flaw,…

It was an early, cool morning in March and I was driving to downtown San Antonio for an audience with one of San Antonio’s most recognizable basketball players. I was told to show up at 7:30am to attend a media session in which Johnsonville Sausage hosted a Q&A with their spokesman, followed by a breakfast buffet which featured, of course, plenty of sausage. As I arrived at the hotel, I…

Season 49, Game 75 San Antonio 100, New Orleans 92 63-12, 2nd in the West The problem with playing an injury-riddled team like the New Orleans Pelicans this late in the season is that while their talent isn’t on par with the Spurs, their effort and energy are. In fact, given that most of these players are fighting for their NBA careers tooth-and-nail while the Spurs are in full-on rest…

Season 49, Game 74 San Antonio 101, Memphis 87 62-12, 2nd in the West So the Spurs at home with the original Big 3 had a tougher time with the scrappy-but-shorthanded Grizzlies than they did on the road without their Big 3? Ok, then. Based on last Friday’s game, I thought this game would be a lot tougher, given how hard this Memphis team has been playing and that we’d…

Season 49, Game 73 San Antonio 92, Oklahoma City 111 61-12, 2nd in the West For a quarter and a half, we all dreamed about an upset, of embarrassing the full-strength Thunder squad featuring two All-NBA players on their home court with a Spurs line-up missing its five top players. Oh, what a joy it would have been. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are who they are for a reason,…

Season 49, Game 72 San Antonio 110, Memphis 104 61-11, 2nd in the West That was a bit too close for comfort. When Pop rests players on the road against good teams, I often applaud the psychological trick: win the game, and it’s an unexpected bonus; lose the game, and it doesn’t really matter, because you were supposed to lose anyway. It’s win-win, and can build confidence for players down…

Season 49, Game 71 San Antonio 112, Miami 88 60-11, 2nd in the West With 3:37 remaining in the 3rd quarter, Danny Green pulled up for a 3 and connected, making the score 80-57 and pushing the Spurs lead to 23 points. Having learned the lessons from two nights earlier, the team was not going to let this 23-point cushion slip away. Two and a half minutes later, the lead…

Season 49, Game 70 San Antonio 88, Charlotte 91 59-11, 2nd in the West Eleven seconds into the 2nd quarter, David West made a layup to put the Spurs up 23 points on the Hornets. The score was 30-7, and the rout was on. Charlotte coach Steve Clifford called a timeout, not happy with what he was seeing. For the remaining 35 minutes and 49 seconds, the Hornets eviscerated the…