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Manu Ginobili is actually concerned after the Spurs' Game 1 romp

It couldn't have gone much better for the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 against the Thunder on Saturday. A 32-point win over a Thunder team that has as much talent as anyone in the league is impressive no matter how you spin it.But despite the lopsided 124-92 score and the fact that the Spurs lost just one home game (to the Warriors) in the regular season, veteran guard Manu Ginobili...
Via Fox Sports
4 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Back to the drawing board for Thunder against Spurs

There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defense rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. The whole play took about 3 seconds. And the ball never touched the floor. Not everything came that easily for San Antonio in the opener of the Spurs' Western Conference semifinal series against Oklahoma...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spurs Congest Paint for Thunder in Game 1

AT&T CENTER – Heading into Saturday’s opening game between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, the second best offense in the NBA (Thunder – 109.9 Points Per 100 Possessions) and the best defense (Spurs  – 96.6 PP/100) were prepared to square off in a battle to see which strength of each team would […]
Via Project Spurs
7 hours ago

Alamo immolation: The Spurs torch OKC, which needs Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hey, wait a minute — why did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar make his way into the headline for an article about Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder? Shouldn’t we be talking about the Spurs shooting 69 percent in the first half of Game 1 on Saturday night in the AT&T Center, the place where they lost just one...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

White-hot Aldridge, Spurs embarrass Thunder in Game 1 rout

SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series.Kawhi Leonard added 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes for San Antonio. The Spurs led by as many as 43 points and sat their starters in the fourth quarter to rest them for Game...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio vs Oklahoma City, First Half: Spurs are putting on a clinic against the Thunder

A few highlights from the Spurs' 73-40 first two quarters against the Thunder in Game 1. Here's how Kawhi Leonard began the game against the Thunder in Game 1 of the second round: #KawhiLeonard starts the playoffs with a bang. #Spurs https://t.co/MpFdOC5jmH — J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) May 1, 2016 Here's how the half ended: Kyle with a nice block on Westbrook...
Via Pounding the Rock
19 hours ago

Before Tip-Off: Popovich, Donovan prior to Game 1

AT&T CENTER – With the Western Conference Semi Finals set to begin Saturday at 7:30 PM CST, San Antonio Head Coach Gregg Popovich and Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan conducted their pregame press conferences. With the series yet to start, both coaches were asked about their preparations with multiple days off and about […]
Via Project Spurs
21 hours ago

Keys to Victory For San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 vs. OKC

The San Antonio Spurs face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals today. Here’s some keys to victory for the Spurs. Dictate the Pace of the Game The Spurs like to establish their half-court offense and slow the game down. The Thunder, on the other hand, prefer to play more […] Keys to Victory For San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 vs. OKC - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
22 hours ago

Timeless Tim: NBA star says Spurs' Duncan could play until he's 90

With the Oklahoma City Thunder set to kick off their second-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Kevin Durant is well aware of the challenge of going up against a guy who probably sleeps in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber over the summer. Ahead of Saturday’s series opener, the seven-time All-Star expressed his deep admiration for the ageless wonder known as Timothy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patty Mills: San Antonio Spurs’ Future Starting Point Guard?

Patty Mills is proving that he is the San Antonio Spurs’ point guard of the future. Tony Parker is going to turn 34 in less than a month, and he’s entering the twilight of his career. Although it’s sad to turn the page on an era, the reality has to be addressed that Parker doesn’t […] Patty Mills: San Antonio Spurs’ Future Starting Point Guard? - Air Alamo - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

Spurs News: Never in the playoffs have the Thunder matched up with a defense like San Antonio's

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. Durant And Westbrook Have Never Faced A Defense Like The Spurs’ - fivethirtyeight.com The Spurs allow far less points than any D that OKC has had to score against in the postseason. But there's a catch. Kawhi Leonard enters Spurs-Thunder series on equal footing with Kevin...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Tony Parker wants to play at five more seasons with Spurs

Tony Parker is somehow only 33 years old, and he believes he has a lot left to offer the San Antonio Spurs. Parker, who is in his 15th season with San Antonio, intends to make it to twenty seasons with the Spurs before the two parties part ways. “I want to go to 20 seasons, hopefully, with the Spurs,” Parker said, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “I would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant-Leonard matchup highlights Thunder vs. Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two years ago, the Thunder's Kevin Durant tweeted that Kawhi Leonard was a good player who got a lot of help from the San Antonio Spurs' system. Durant recognizes the Leonard Oklahoma City is about to square off against is much more. In fact, Durant is so impressed that he checks how Leonard performs each game. ''He's grown so much,'' Durant said. ''He's probably...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs is becoming a legend!

In case anyone missed it, the San Antonio Spurs have put round one of the NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies behind them. Kawhi Leonard was an integral part of their win, scoring 32 points with five blocks, and four steals in game three, becoming one of four in NBA playoff history to achieve this feat; Leonard joins the likes of Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder series preview and prediction

The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder will face off in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday (time TBD). This will be a truly competitive series and a pleasure to watch for any NBA fan. On one side, the San Antonio Spurs have arguably the best coach in the NBA and their roster consists of a bunch of smart players who know their roles and fulfill them...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Gregg Popovich was the real Coach of the Year

Steve Kerr is your Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 NBA season, a perfectly justifiable choice. The Golden State Warriors lost only nine games in 82 tries, a feat that won’t be topped for quite some time (unless Steph Curry gets mad and decides he doesn’t want to miss any of his shots next season).Nothing against Kerr, who seems like a superb human being and unimpeachable leader...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan is celebrating turning “100 years old” today

Tim Duncan is old. This is not exactly breaking news, but the Spurs big man is celebrating his 40th birthday today — something fellow Spurs player LaMarcus Aldridge was eager to remind everyone last night. Duncan turning 40 actually is actually pretty significant. Even with the modern medical advances, it is still rare for NBA players to play into their fourth decade. He joins...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Grizzlies mascot goes all WWE on his Spurs counterpart

The Memphis Grizzlies’ best-of seven series against the San Antonio Spurs returned to Tennessee last night. The Grizzlies ended up with another predictable loss, but played their most competitive game yet, falling 96-87. Memphis fans have it tough knowing they’re unlikely to beat the Spurs in a single game, but at least last night, Memphis mascot Grizz provided a preview of what...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan wears shirt with serious dad humor on it

The San Antonio Spurs arrived in Memphis on Thursday to prepare for their upcoming playoff games against the Grizzlies, and Tim Duncan got off the bus wearing a shirt no other NBA player would stand a chance of pulling off. Seriously, name another player who would rock a Father’s Day gift with a classic dad joke on it. Tim Duncan is wearing the most Tim Duncan shirt of all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes: Grizzlies bringing ‘forks, spoons, knives, whatever we got’ to Game 3

The Memphis Grizzlies are bringing everything but the kitchen sink to Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. No NBA team has ever won a series when trailing three games to none, so the Grizzlies are looking to avoid being put in that scenario. Matt Barnes was brutally honest about his team’s performance in Game 1 and Game 2 against the Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio’s secret weapon: Spurs Dabbing Kid

Gregg Popovich doesn’t necessarily need a secret weapon for the Spurs in their series with the overmatched Memphis Grizzlies, but that won’t stop anyone from trying to look for one. Enter: Spurs Dabbing Kid! The Spurs are destroying the Memphis Grizzlies with a minimum of effort so far in their series, have been of the preeminent franchises in sports in the last 20 years, and...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan doesn’t want to go out like Kobe Bryant

You can say that again. Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs are in the playoffs and one of the year’s best stories, but Kobe Bryant’s retirement extravaganza outshined Duncan and Co. at every turn this year. While a fun spectacle for the Black Mamba, Duncan has made it pretty clear about one thing—he doesn’t intend on going out like Bryant. Always reserved, Duncan told Jeff...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard wins Defensive Player of the Year

The San Antonio Spurs’ small forward Kawhi Leonard has won the 2015-2016 Defensive Player of the Year Award. He was the leader of the league’s best overall defensive team. Leonard has now won the award in back-to-back seasons, which is a big milestone. He’s the first non-center to be named the DPOY in consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman did it back in 1990 and 1991. Kawhi...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the San Antonio Spurs will win the NBA championship

The San Antonio Spurs have just wrapped up a masterful regular season with a 67-15 record and a 40-1 record at home, the best home record in Spurs history. Surprisingly, they are even more of an afterthought than normal due to the Warriors’ own record-breaking brilliance this year. No matter. It’s the playoffs aka Spurs’ time. Everything that the Spurs have done from day one...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets looking at two Spurs assistants for coaching job

When the Brooklyn Nets brought in former San Antonio Spurs front office executive Sean Marks to be their new general manager earlier this year, it was a rare solid move for the fledgling franchise. After all, attempting to use the same front office philosophy that has worked wonders for San Antonio makes a ton of sense. It also brought to light the possibility that Brooklyn might...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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