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Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

Two days after bouncing the defending champs, the Spurs face the first-place Warriors for the last time in the regular season. San Antonio has been its best against the NBA’s elite all year long, going 13-2 against the top 4 seeds of each conference and 9-1 against the top 5. Two of those wins have come over the visiting Warriors, in a pair of meetings with fundamentally...
Via Pounding the Rock
6 hours ago

Pau Gasol giving Spurs everything they expected, and more

Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top Ten Plays from Spurs vs. Cavs

Monday night’s game between the Spurs and Cavs was billed as a clash of titans, but San Antonio beat down their struggling Eastern Conference rivals 103-74. The game produced a slew of highlight plays for the winning squad, and here are the top ten as voted by you the fans on Twitter. 10. We’ll start with a dominant individual play from Kawhi Leonard, as there were many in this...
Via Project Spurs
18 hours ago

The San Antonio Spurs are Hitting Their Stride

The San Antonio Spurs started their toughest week of the season by blowing out the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-74. The Spurs played arguably their best collective game of the season last night. Every so often, the Spurs perform on such a high-level that it warrants the “best game of the season” compliment. However, given […] The San Antonio Spurs are Hitting...
Via Air Alamo
22 hours ago

The Spurs are LeBron’s Kryptonite

These numbers aren’t lying. LeBron James, all 6-feet-8 and 250 pounds of him, evokes an ethos akin to a Greek God, rather than a professional basketball player. He’s a runaway freight train capable of bending any defense to his own will. He’s a modern day savant, possessing one of the sharpest basketball minds in the history of the game. LeBron, chiseled like a superhuman...
Via Pounding the Rock
22 hours ago

Jonathon Simmons and The Art of the Chase Down Block

It starts with a mistake. If turning the ball over is a cardinal sin, then the ensuing chase down block is like being absolved by the pope. For only averaging less than half a block per game, Jonathon Simmons’ ability to stealthily cover the length of the court and inhale an attempted layup or dunk from the opposition has garnered national media attention. Granted, Simmons doesn’t...
Via Project Spurs
23 hours ago

WATCH: Highlights of San Antonio Spurs in win over Cleveland Cavaliers, 3/27/2017

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1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio vs. Cleveland, Final Score: Spurs smother Cavaliers, 103-74

The Spurs swept the season series vs the reigning champs Monday Night, winning in resounding fashion The Spurs began their Week Of Hell (CLE, GSW, OKC, UTA) with a resounding win against the Cavaliers Monday Night. In order to take control of first place in the West, San Antonio needs at least 3 wins this week with only 10 left before the playoffs, and a win against the struggling...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Ratings Roundup: Spurs’ Nielsen Glitch, PGA Match Play, USMNT

A Nielsen error made San Antonio Spurs ratings look worse than they actually were. In other news, overnights fell for PGA-WGC Match Play, and the latest U.S. men’s national team match posted a big increase thanks to a move up the dial. Nielsen Glitch Shortchanged Spurs Nielsen underreported local ratings for San Antonio Spurs games [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
1 day ago

WATCH: LA's Big Block

LaMarcus Aldridge swats it away!
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Becky Hammon turns down Florida to remain with Spurs

Becky Hammon turned down the Florida Gators women’s basketball coaching job to remain with the San Antonio Spurs, according to a report.Hammon was offered the Florida job on Friday, but Swish Appeal says she has turned it down. They say the offer would have paid her more than she makes with San Antonio, but the money would have been in the lower tier compared to other SEC coaches...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs will begin their toughest week of the season by hosting the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at the AT&T Center. The Spurs are about to have a very challenging week. At the end of these next four games, the Spurs will have just six games left in their season, and the […] Game Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers at San Antonio Spurs - Air Alamo ...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs: Manu Ginobili confirms retirement

Manu Ginobili recently hinted to LU2 Radio Bahia Blanca, that his career may be nearing its end.  Here’s what he said. Manu Ginobili to retire LU2 Bahia Blanca is a online radio station from Argentina. In a recent interview the radio station asked Manu Ginobili about his future with the San Antonio Spurs and basketball. Manu Ginobili said, “I do not think it will go much...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Manu Ginobili The San Antonio Spurs' Secret Weapon?

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Popovich: Owners interfering with player rest is risky

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was pretty much the first to rest his players while healthy to keep them fresh, and he is chiming in on the NBA’s growing annoyance with the trend.After commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to all 30 teams saying owners should be heavily involved in rest-related decisions, Popovich said he understood where the league was coming from, but said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs: Pau Gasol may leave for home town

Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs will have the option to become a free agent this summer or extend his contract. Here’s what he said. Pau Gasol to go to Barcelona Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs was asked recently by the foreign media if he would finish his career with his home team of Barcelona, and Gasol’s answer fueled speculation that his time with the Spurs may not...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr willing to take pay cut for shortened season

There’s a whole heck of a lot of debate going around in the NBA surrounding teams resting their star players. We’ve seen the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers all come under fire recently for doing just that.We’ve also seen NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issue a stern warning about teams resting their players without advanced notice.Since then,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Becky Hammon coaching finalist for Florida women’s team

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon could soon become the head coach of the University of Florida women’s basketball team. She is one of three finalists for the position, reports Real GM.Arguably, Hammon could be selling herself short by taking a job in college. She’s currently one of Gregg Popovich’s top assistants and could become second in command if Ettore Messina...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich chimes in on issue of NBA teams resting stars

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is kind of the grand master of resting star players during the season — a practice which has come under some fire of late.The NBA itself recently condemned the Cleveland Cavaliers for doing so and then sent out a memo to teams that threatened “significant penalties” if they don’t provide notice before a player is held out for the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard get into argument during game

It’s not often that you see a Spurs player argue back and forth with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. When Pop berates them, they often nod in approval and that’s the end of it.But Kawhi Leonard is the unquestioned leader of the team, so he’s the exception to that rule, apparently.Pop was unhappy with Leonard for some reason during the game, so he called a timeout and began...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge cleared to resume basketball activities

LaMarcus Aldridge appears to have come through his health scare alright.Aldridge has been officially cleared to resume basketball activities after dealing with a minor heart arrhythmia, according to the San Antonio Spurs, and will be able to play again immediately. Aldridge’s clearance comes four days after the condition was revealed publicly. Obviously, hearing about heart issues...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs stay focused with Blazers coming to town

With 16 games left in the NBA's regular season, the San Antonio Spurs have fought their way back to the top of the Western Conference and will jockey with Golden State for the best record in the league over the next month. Don't expect San Antonio to become complacent or rest on its laurels -- the Spurs like to be pushed. So San Antonio should be on its game and trying to move forward...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green: Why did Warriors choose to ‘forfeit’ Spurs game?

The Golden State Warriors on Saturday chose to sit Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thomas for a nationally televised showdown with the San Antonio Spurs. The shorthanded Warriors not surprisingly ended the night with a 107-85 road loss, although it warrants mentioning several Spurs sat out the game as well.What made the decision to rest the team’s stars so curious was how...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard Said His Transition to the NBA was Easy Because of His Mom's Cooking

San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard is a simple man. He still drives the 1997 Chevy Tahoe he had in high school; he seemingly never complains on the court and has one of the most-laid back personalities in the NBA. GQ recently interviewed the 2-time All-Star to discover what he eats on a daily basis. The man's diet is just as simple as he is. "I just try to stay away from...
Via Stack
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Spurs Reach The Finals This Season?

While everyone and their mother is predicting Warriors-Cavs III, the San Antonio Spurs (50-13) are again among the elite teams in the NBA. Impressively, the team has clinched a playoff berth for the 20th time in as many years, and this year's iteration looks poised to possibly be as successful as any in the past. The Western Conference is once again top-heavy with talented teams...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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