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We had to see this game coming. We knew we were going to lay an egg soon. The Magic have played us tough over the last few years, and we just didn’t have it tonight. We couldn’t make a shot to save our lives, we were late on defensive rotations, and all the loose balls just went against us. We hung in the game for the first quarter, and, thanks…

I didn’t get to see the Spurs game tonight, and I probably won’t be able to. Since it was on NBA TV, I have no way of watching it after the fact, as League Pass Broadband blocks the nationally televised game. So I have nothing insightful to say about the game. (This is where you would insert the joke that I never do.) We won. We had a big lead,…

Travis Outlaw and Steve Blake used to play for the Blazers. They were important parts of a winning team and culture. They played hard and made important plays in big games. Now they’re on the Clippers, and I just feel sorry for them. I know these guys get paid millions of dollars to play a game, but it still must be soul-crushing to go from Portland to a situation like…

I think we might have doubled our dunk total for the season in just one game. The story of the game (besides all of the dunks) was Richard Jefferson. Inserted back into the starting line-up, he responded with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and tons of energy. Two things stand out to me about Jefferson and his continued role with the team. One, he really needs to drive to the hoop….

There are only 3 positives to take away from this game: 1. We won. Always a good thing. 2. Manu Ginobili. It’s such a pleasure to watch him play. I experience actual joy when he is on the court. Our offense almost literally could not score without him on the floor. If he’s not a Spur next year…well, I don’t know what I’ll do. But I’ll be very unhappy. 3….

That was a weird game. Everything just felt a little off-kilter for most of the 48. Pop played 11 players in the first quarter, including extended run for Mahinmi and Hairston. The pace was off the charts for the first half, as both teams pushed the ball like they were playing under D’Antoni circa Phoenix 2005. Both teams seemed to make little runs and grab control of the game, only…

The reports are coming in, and it looks like Parker will miss up to 6 weeks with a fracture in the ring finger of his right hand. If that is the case, it’s almost a poetic ending to Parker’s season. He was just never able to get it going, battling various ankle, foot, and hip problems all season. He played valiantly and showed bursts of his former speed and abilities,…

Another strong win for the Spurs. This felt a lot like last night’s game, building a big first half lead mostly on the strength of some unusually good 3-point shooting, then fighting off every little run in the second half before pulling away for good late. I’ll take these wins any day. The real bright spots of the game for me were Matt Bonner and Richard Jefferson. Bonner kept up…

Another night; another victory over the New Orleans Hornets. The good news: we swept the season series and can actually beat the Hornets on a consistent basis; the bad news: there’s 0.001% chance we’ll see them in the playoffs. And since every other western conference team seems to own us right now, that doesn’t bode too well for our playoff chances. In a lot of ways, this game followed a…

That might have been the least convincing 14 point win I’ve seen in a while. Twice we had the Hornets on the ropes with big leads after strong surges, and twice we let them back into the game. We were up by 14 or 15 early in the second quarter and failed to score a point over about a 5 or 6 minute stretch. The Hornets got it back to…