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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

Atlanta 92, San Antonio 108 // 19-3 // If someone just looked at the final score of this game, or just tuned in for the 4th quarter, they wouldn’t realize what a total uglyfest this game was. For three quarters, at least. Much like in our last loss against the Clippers, the team looked flat and a bit disinterested. The offense was in complete disarray; the team looked like they had just met in the locker room before the game. There was just no crispness to the team. Luckily, some solid defense and the Hawks seeming 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

It’s not a rhetorical question. Are they? All signs point to “yes.” Yes, after 20 games, the Spurs 17-3 record is best in the NBA. Yes, about half of those wins have come against playoff teams, including the Suns, Rockets, Thunder, Bulls, Jazz, Magic, and the Hornets (twice). Yes, most power rankings put the Spurs at #1. Even with a loss to the Clippers, the Spurs have the best record…

New Orleans 84, San Antonio 109 // 17-3 // Sometimes a timeout can be the key moment in a game. Up 28 at the half, the Hornets raced out to a 9-2 start in the 3rd quarter, cutting the deficit to 21 points. The Spurs looked flat and complacent and were playing as if they had already won the game. One of my greatest fears in a game is getting up by more than 20 in the first half. NBA games are too long, and teams too good, for any first half lead to be safe. But it’s human nature to ease up when you get up big early…

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…

Clippers 90, Spurs 85 // 15-3 // We were due for one of these games. After watching just a few minutes of the game, it was pretty clear that the Spurs had no energy, the Clippers were hungry for a win, and it was going to come down to the Spurs indomitable execution and experience against the Clippers ferocious desire to get a win in a season devoid of them. In the end, will won out. The Spurs executed decently, but were unable to hit any shots. Jumpers were flat; layups rolled off the rim; 3-balls were well off the mark (we ended the game 9-30, but threw in 2 cheap ones in the last minute continue reading

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 am a Spurs fan, to the core. I value the franchise and hold it dear to my heart. Being in the armed forces, stationed on an aircraft carrier, I get to enjoy the company of many other fans of sporting teams. Some loyal, some playoff bandwagoneers and some just plain dumb. Needless to say, my fellow shipmates and I do have our disagreements. Fortunately, my loyalty runs pretty deep…

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…