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Season 48, Game 35 San Antonio 101, Washington 92 21-14, 7th in the West A tired team playing a grueling road schedule ran out of gas late in the game, eventually falling. For the first time since November, that team wasn’t the Spurs. Fresh off two days rest and with the toughest stretch of the schedule in the rearview mirror, the Spurs held off a scorching start from the Wizards…

Season 48, Game 34 San Antonio 95, New Orleans 93 (OT) 20-14, 7th in the West Maybe this year really will be better than the last. (Obviously, the “year” in question is just this NBA season, as the only way to top 2014 is for the Spurs to go 16-0 in the playoffs, beating Dallas, Houston, OKC, and Cleveland, topped off with Pop, Tim, and Manu immediately disappearing in a cloud…

Season 48, Game 33 Memphis 95, San Antonio 87 19-14, 7th in the West This team is worn down. Short-handed and worn down. It’s one thing to play 18 games in a month, with 7 back-to-backs, with a good chunk of those games coming against the top teams in the West. That is a tough task. It’s another thing entirely to play that schedule without Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, and…

Season 48, Game 32 San Antonio 110, Houston 106 19-13, 7th in the West I didn’t imagine it was possible, but this Rockets team just keeps getting more and more unlikeable. James Harden and Dwight Howard are my two least favorite “superstars”, with eyesore games to match. But now they’ve added Jason Terry, who is always atop the Spurs’ fans hate list; Patrick Beverley makes me want to punch someone,…

Season 48, Game 31 New Orleans 97, San Antonio 90 18-13, 7th in the West On its face, there’s not much difference between this year’s team and last year’s team. The rosters are identical. The foundational principles are identical. The sets, plays, and defensive rotations are identical. No player is having an appreciably worse season, and many of the role players are actually having career years. Yes, there have been…

Season 48, Game 30 Oklahoma City 114, San Antonio 106 18-12, 7th in the West There were no Spurs Christmas presents today. (Unless you count Bonner and Belinelli dunks, both of which were awesome.) Oklahoma City came into San Antonio and knocked the team around. Don’t let the score fool you; save for one really good stretch to end the 3rd quarter, the Thunder completely outplayed the Spurs. Their athleticism…

Season 48, Game 29 San Antonio 125, Los Angeles Clippers 118 18-11, 7th in the West The west is death this season. Nobody at the top of the standings is losing. So getting tonight’s win over the Clippers was doubly important because it not only snapped the 4-game losing skid, it was also a rare night to gain some traction in the West as Memphis, Portland, Dallas, and the Clippers…

Season 48, Game 28 Dallas 99, San Antonio 93 17-11, 7th in the West Tonight’s game would have been better at 46 minutes, though. Given that the Spurs have played 30 extra minutes of basketball over the last 3 nights, the NBA should have at least knocked 2-3 minutes off of this game. If they had, the short-handed Spurs would have miraculously beaten the full-strength Mavs. The Spurs dressed 10…

Season 48, Games 25 and 27 Portland 108, San Antonio 95 Portland 129, San Antonio 119 (3OT) 17-10, 7th in the West I don’t think I’m emotionally prepared to talk about back-to-back devastating triple overtime losses at home. It is unprecedented. Literally. The Spurs are the first team in NBA history to ever lose back-to-back triple overtime games. Instead, let’s turn our gaze back a few days to the first…

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, I received an exciting text message from my friend Adam Fleming, aka Adam Flembot. Me and my buddy Matt are writing a Spurs rap song called “Race for Seis.” After waiting patiently the last three weeks, I am now proud and excited to announce the world premier of Adam and Matt’s hip-hop masterpiece: “Race for Seis.” While you’re enjoying the beats, read the chat between…