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Season 50, Game 29 San Antonio 101, Los Angeles Clippers 106 23-6, 2nd in the West Remember when the Spurs owned the Clippers? Remember when the Spurs swept the Clippers out of the 2012 Playoffs, and in Game 3 the Clippers had like a 20-point lead in the 2nd quarter, and coming out of halftime, the cameras showed Pop and Duncan on the bench laughing, like they knew there was…

Season 50, Game 28 San Antonio 102, Houston 100 23-5, 2nd in the West I love beating the Rockets. I particularly love beating the Rockets in Houston. And I especially love beating the Rockets in Houston by overcoming a 13-point deficit in the final 4:30 of game time. My colleagues did a fine job digging into this game. I don’t have too much to add, and I’m not sure either team…

In the fourth installment of 3 in the Key™, Andrew Flores and Trace Ronning discuss the 28th game of the season, the Spurs 102-100 win on the road against the Houston Rockets. Let’s start with Andrew’s three key takeaways… When the Spurs trail by 13 points with only 4:39 left in a game against one of the highest scoring teams in the league, you can easy slip into thinking that…

Season 50, Game 27 Spurs 113, Pelicans 100 22-5, 2nd in the West On the night of Tim Duncan’s jersey retirement, the Spurs honored TD in the most fitting way possible: winning. We could fill pages and pages with words describing the importance and greatness of Duncan and tell only a fraction of the story. But his most lasting legacy on the court is that the team still wins… and…

Season 50, Game 26 San Antonio 107, Phoenix 92 21-5, 2nd in the West The Spurs used two strong extended surges – an 18-4 run to end the 1st half, and a 21-3 run in the middle of the 4th – to seemingly beat the Suns handily. Surrounding those two spurts, however, was some pretty mediocre play: 39-7 in those two stretches, 68-85 in the rest. The Suns were 17 points…

Season 50, Game 25 San Antonio 108, Boston 101 20-5, 2nd in the West As the Spurs approached a game that would make them the second team in the 2016-17 NBA season to reach 20 wins, there were several factors that made a seasoned fan like myself cautious about expecting the win. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, the first unit would operate differently and sometimes that isn’t a good thing. Secondly…

Before this NBA season started, I expected a few things: The Golden State Warriors were going to decimate everything and everyone. The Spurs would still be pretty good, but, barring any major injuries to Golden State they’d be a tier below. I’d still hate the Houston Rockets with all my heart. I saw things like Manu Ginobili’s big contract as a sure sign that the Spurs were going to spend…

Season 50, Game 24 San Antonio 130, Brooklyn 101 19-5, 2nd in the West If you ever need to feel good about yourself, playing the Brooklyn Nets at home is probably the best remedy. I follow the NBA closely, and I think I’d maybe heard of three of their players. Some of the names sounded familiar in that “oh yeah” kind of way, but mostly it was Brook Lopez and…

Season 50, Game 23 San Antonio 91, Chicago 95 18-5, 2nd in the West After the Bulls snapped the Spurs 13-game road winning streak, Pop had a nice little rant when asked about his team’s motivation. To paraphrase, he said: these are grown men and professionals; they get paid to do their jobs. The Spurs inability to play a full 48 minutes finally caught up to them, as they were…

Season 50, Game 21 San Antonio 97, Milwaukee 96 Season 50, Game 22 San Antonio 105, Minnesota 91 18-4, 2nd in the West Two early winter road games in the upper midwest (in towns starting with ‘M’), two young, talented, and hungry teams… two more road wins for the Spurs. Looking at the schedule before the season started, one of these games was penciled in as a loss. The Bucks…