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Memphis 106, San Antonio 112 // 23-3 // Tony Parker gets overlooked a lot in the Spurs world. Tim Duncan is the rock upon which we’ve built four championships, and the most important player in franchise history. Manu Ginobili is our savior sent from another dimension to excite us and help us win games, and probably our most popular player ever. And Coach Popovich is widely heralded a basketball genius, sets the tone for the entire organization, and might secretly be the funniest and kindest man working in the NBA.
San Antonio 113, Denver 112 // 22-3 // This game perfectly highlighted why our “Big 3″ may still be the best out there, or at least the 3 that play the nicest together. Tony got things going for us in the first half and was dominating at will. He was probing into the lane, breaking down the defense, and either scoring or passing out to wide open shooters. We started the game flat as hell, and if not for Parker and Duncan carrying the load and keeping us afloat, Denver might have run us out of the gym. continue reading
Milwaukee 90, San Antonio 92 // 21-3 // You can have Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or anybody else you want. With the game on the line in the last 2 minutes, I’ll take Manu Ginobili. He is the clutchest of clutch. Not just his shooting, which is superb. But he just makes plays, whether it be a huge rebound in traffic, a steal from an unsuspecting big, or just drawing a foul and getting to the line (where he is, again, clutch). He can play 46 minutes of crap ball, but with the game in the balance, you know he’ll continue reading
In case you missed it, Tim, Manu, Tony and RJ are on the front page of Yahoo! Sports today, accompanied by two articles about the league-leading Spurs. Johnny Ludden, formerly of the San Antonio Express-News, writes:Today, the Spurs look a little more healthy and engaged. They play faster and their bench is considerably longer. Their black-and-silver core, however, remains unchanged: Duncan-Ginobili-Parker-Popovich. In an era when the NBA feels continue reading
Portland 78, San Antonio 95 // 20-3 // Watching the game, it certainly had the feel of a vintage championship Spurs team performance: clogged passing lanes, deflected passes, great rotations, lots of one-on-one from the Blazers players, shots jacked up as the shot clock expires. It’s nice to know that that Spurs team still lurks inside this new offensive juggernaut, and that when the winter thaws and continue reading
Golden State 94, San Antonio 111 // 18-3 // Don’t look now, but George Hill is back. He has quietly put together a really nice stretch of games, pushing his scoring average up to near 12 ppg. More importantly, he seems to have rediscovered his stroke (especially from deep), his confidence, and his defensive prowess. He never gets mentioned as an elite defender in the national press, but show me 3 players that play better perimeter defense in this league. That’s right; you can’t. continue reading
Spurs 107, Timberwolves 101 // 16-3 // Giving up offensive rebounds makes me angrier than Pop after a phantom travel that was never called. The most important aspect of a successful defensive possession is ending it, and the only ways to do that are by turnover or rebound. If you can’t rebound, you can’t be a good defensive team. Or a championship team. When you lose the rebounding edge by 22 (59-37), you usually lose the game. When you collect 29 defensive rebounds to the opponent’s 24 offensive rebounds…
Spurs 118, Warriors 98 // Record: 15-2 The best backcourts in the NBA faced off last night in Oakland and the Spurs remained the only unbeaten team on the road with a 20-point win over the Golden State Warriors. The big story last night was that Tim Duncan recorded a triple double with 15 points, 18 rebounds and a career-high-tying 11 assists. I had the pleasure of watching the game…
I’ll let the Warriors announcers do the recap for me: The Spurs are a “meat grinder of efficiency”. The Warriors have run into a “buzzsaw offensively”. And my favorite: “Playing the Spurs is like getting a root canal”. That about sums up the game. Personally, it was just nice to watch the team live after missing six straight games. The team was in efficiency cruise control tonight, which is quite…
This is NOT the same Warriors team the Spurs decimated around this time last year. The Warriors are an impressive 5-2 at home, but the Spurs are the ONLY team that is undefeated on the road (7-0). Golden State of Mind: The Spurs are the best team in basketball right now. Betcha didn’t guess that would ever be written this year. They’re 14-2 and just won 12 in a row….