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San Antonio 102, Memphis 86 Much like our beloved Spurs, I had an away “game” (show) last night, with a quick turnaround back at home tonight. So just some brief thoughts from last night’s win over Memphis: –Everybody in the NBA world knows this, but the Spurs have completely owned Memphis since that infamous first round playoff series. I doubt Pop and Duncan (and the rest) will ever forget that,…

Boston 93, San Antonio 104 4 days off is an eternity in the middle of an NBA season. (Most every team gets at least one extended break early in the season like this.) So it’d be easy to say that the Spurs had a huge edge coming into tonight’s home game well-rested against an inexperienced Celtics team that got thrashed last night in Houston. But rhythm can take you a…

San Antonio 91, Utah 82 One good quarter cures all ills. Utah has always been a brutal place to play, and for 3 quarters the Spurs showed no signs of fighting for a win against the worst team in the league. Finishing off a stretch of 6 games in 9 nights and staring down 4 days off, the Spurs had every reason to fall into the dreaded ‘trap’ game. And…

Washington 79, San Antonio 92 It was getting ugly on the court, and I’m not talking about those camo uniforms. (Personally, I kind of liked them.) There were about 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Spurs had perilously let a large lead slip away, and the game had turned completely ragged. The once crisp offensive execution was gone, and both teams were dragging due to a longer than usual…

San Antonio 109, Philadelphia 85 Another night, another East coast team, another lopsided shellacking doled out by the Spurs. At first blush, this might seem like a repeat of yesterday’s whooping of the Knicks, but tonight’s game was anything but, mainly because the Sixers, while young and inexperienced, actually played hard and made an effort to get back into the game. Yet the Spurs still had their way with them,…

San Antonio 120, New York 89 Yowzers. So that happened. So it turns out Tyson Chandler is a pretty important piece of the puzzle for this Knicks team. That defense (sans Tyson) will cure all offensive woes. I don’t know if any meaningful insight can be gleaned from that dreadful Knicks performance (on both ends it was an ineptitude crap sandwich), so I’ll keep my thoughts brief. But first, read…

Golden State 74, San Antonio 76 Right? I think that’s right. Certainly better than losing pretty. (Just ask Suns’ fans. Too soon?) The game started off well enough, and the San Antonio offense was humming early, racking up 27 first quarter points. Over the next 3 quarters, they would only score 49 (with a 13 point quarter and a 12 point quarter to boot). Luckily, on the other side of…

Phoenix 96, San Antonio 99 My eccentric, reclusive billionaire benefactor has struck again. Look what mysteriously arrived via UPS for me today: First tickets to the Blazers game, now this. I can’t think of a better gift for a Spurs fan with a wicked sweet tooth. And what a fine way to celebrate another close win. The game started off more promising than the first four. With the offense sputtering…

San Antonio 102, Denver 94 One good quarter is all it took. And that’s a good thing and a very bad thing. The Spurs, as constituted, are just better than most of the teams in the NBA. All things equal, they can win most games. Even as Denver continued to hit shots and just play harder than San Antonio, the Spurs hung around just enough to allow one good burst…

San Antonio 105, Portland 115 And the correlative misery between my attendance at a Spurs game and Spurs’ losses keeps rolling on. I was gifted a ticket to tonight’s game last minute, and the seat was so wonderful and the gesture so generous, I had to go, knowing full well that it almost ensured a Spurs loss. (Of course, the schedule did us no favors, either.) After witnessing the worst…