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The official 2010 NBA All-Star ballot was unveiled today in Dallas, and there are five Spurs listed. Here are their numbers after six games played: Manu Ginobili (17.5 PTS, 2.7 REB, 4.2 AST, 1.0 STL) Tony Parker (14.8 PTS, 4.0 AST) Tim Duncan (14.6 PTS, 11.8 REB, 1.6 BLK) Richard Jefferson (15.3 PTS, 4.0 REB, 3.0 AST) Antonio McDyess (6.2 PTS, 4.6 REB) Now we all know that All-Star voting…

We were due for a good revenge game. A game when a scorned player sticks it to his former team, making them regret ever letting him go. Matt Bonner went all Brett Favre on the Raptors’ asses last night, raining 3s and even exploding for a monster dunk. The other story from the game was one Mr. Emmanuel Ginobili. Oh my. Talk about a return to form. His final stat…

I love watching NBA games live. It gives you such a unique perspective and feel for the game. You can better understand the flow of the action and how certain players impact the game positively and negatively. When you remove yourself from the constant stat updates and the announcers dictating the narrative of the game, you can start to see things that you maybe haven’t noticed before. Spacing. Rotations. Passing…

As in San Antonio, and every other city in the Association. Granted, it’s a very small sample size, but at the moment, we look unbeatable at home, and like complete horse manure on the road. I know we’re the Spurs, and we’re not supposed to get worked up about early season games, and we’re building towards something bigger. Plus, we’re adding in a bunch of new pieces, and it’s going…

Are you kidding me? Did Manu really just swat a bat out of midair? That’s insane. Anybody who has been around a bad knows how terrifying they are, and how incredibly difficult it would be to just swat one out of the air. But there’s Ginobili, sizing it up, then WHAM, out of the air the bat goes. Meanwhile, men who get paid millions of dollars to be strong and…

Opening night was the good. Last night was the bad and the ugly. We have to expect games like last night, especially early in the season. Nights where everything seems discombobulated and players seem lost and unsure about where to go and what to do. We have more talent than we’ve ever had before; but we have a lack of system knowledge, of chemistry that can be achieved only by…

Oh, boy, that was a fun game. After a slow start in which the offense looked totally discombobulated, we rattled off back to back 30+ point quarters en route to a 113-96 victory over the Hornets that wasn’t even as close as the final score indicated. There were 2 surprises to start out the game: Michael Finley and Matt Bonner. I had theorized in an earlier post that Bonner might…

I don’t much care for making predictons, other than this: The Spurs will finish the season 98-0. On our march towards immortality, here are some things to watch… Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Ankles (Knees and Ankles)Nothing is more critical to the upcoming season than Duncan’s knees and Ginobili’s ankles. With a healthy team we can compete with anybody; without it, we have no chance. Popovich recognizes this, and will never…

The season officially gets under way tonight with Cleveland and Boston in what could most likely be a preview of the eastern conference finals (with all due respect to Orlando). There are 4 games on the schedule tonight, the Rockets at the Blazers being the most interesting to this Portland-dweller. The Blazers come into this season with ridiculously high expectations and the Rockets with almost none. I’m worried that the…

The New York Times doesn’t come to mind when one thinks of sports writing, let alone coverage of the NBA. When it comes to pro basketball, the Times is very much a regional paper, favoring stories about the Knicks and Nets first and foremost. Which is why I was so pleasantly surprised by Howard Beck’s NBA Preview (“Adding Powerful Talent, Top Teams Flex Muscles”) in today’s paper. While it claims…