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I am back home in Iowa for Christmas, so I have been unable to watch the last few games. From what I’ve read, it sounds like we put together two really solid back to back performances, even if it was against middle of the road competition. I have the games saved to watch as family time calms down, so hopefully I can get some general thoughts posted in the next…

I don’t have the time nor the inkling to delve into this game. I have to finish laundry, then pack, then sleep for like 3 hours, then wake up at 3am to catch a shuttle to the airport to hop a flight into the eye of a hellacious winter storm. The extremely shorthanded Blazers, playing their fourth road game in five nights, played with more energy, more heart, and more…

Now that was a fun game to watch. No really spectacular individual games, but top to bottom, it might have been the most consistent team performance of the year. Every player seemed to have it going to some degree, and we got a showcase of the best of each player (and a strong dose of the unexpected, especially from Mason, Jr. and his attacking game and Ratliff and his remote…

The narrative of tonight’s game played out like so many games this season. We play well for most of the first half, but slip a bit heading into intermission. Then we come out and play an atrocious third quarter, completely giving the game away. Finally, we make a strong push in the 4th quarter. Thankfully, this time our push was enough, just barely getting us over the hump and allowing…

We won another game that we should have won. Big whoop. Duncan dominated yet again. Yawn. We turned the ball over 20 times. Lame, but not surprising. The Warriors started out with Radmonivic (more or less an oversized small forward) guarding Duncan, Maggette (a 2/3 combo, I would imagine) guarding McDyess, and Monta Ellis (an undersized guard, period!) guarding Richard Jefferson. What is there to even say about this? This…

With about 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter and trailing by 20, Pop called a timeout. I’d like to think he was as fed up as I was by the lack of energy, execution, and urgency from his starters. He subbed in Ginobili, Bonner, Mason, Jr., and Hill for Parker, Bogans, Jefferson, and McDyess. Only Tim Duncan stayed on the court. Over the next 8 minutes, the Spurs’ bench…

Spurs have a game against the always friendly Suns tonight. I recently got my teacher certification, and one thing they harped on in the two week class is this: steal everything; lesson plans, styles of teaching, homework assignments. If it works, steal it. So here’s some stuff that works: Pounding the Rock’s preview of tonight’s game is here. 48 Minutes of Hell has an interesting piece on Tony Parker’s new…

So apparently I have NBA TV. Who knew? I’ve never had digital cable before, and I just assumed I wouldn’t have NBA TV. But I was so frustrated to see that tonight’s game was on NBA TV (and thus not on League Pass) that I figured I’d at least check to see if I had it. Imagine my surprise when I found myself watching the 4th quarter of Game 3…

Decent win against the Bobcats last night. The game had many of the positives and negatives of the young season on full display. We dominated for 3 quarters, but let them back in with one horrendous quarter. Tony Parker had 10 assists, but 7 TOs. Ginobili scored 20 in the first half, and 2 in the second. We shot 60% from the floor, but turned the ball over 28 times….

Great article at Hardwood Paroxysm about the potential fear all teams should feel for the Spurs. As for me, I don’t know how to feel. It seems that that story line has been written for years about the Spurs. And for the first 8 years of this decade, it seemed to be true. But is it still? The intention is still true in the way that Pop runs the team,…