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The perfect offseason scenario for Spurs

There is no question Kawhi Leonard is the future of the San Antonio Spurs. The 23-year-old scored a career high 32 points in Friday’s Game 3 blowout win over the Los Angeles Clippers. He will be a restricted free agent in July and he reportedly has no plans to pursue free agency. According to Yahoo! […]
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Spurs’ outside shooting woes through 4 games vs. Clippers

AT&T CENTER – Over their 82 game season, the San Antonio Spurs went through some cold months with their outside shooting, specifically from November to February, when numerous players missed time due to various injury situations. When the Spurs began to get healthy in March and April, it wasn’t a coincidence that their outside shooting […]
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Clippers defeat Spurs, even series at 2-2

The Los Angeles Clippers rebounded in a big way Sunday night in San Antonio, stealing away home-court advantage in an impressive 114-105 win over the Spurs. Doc Rivers’ squad came into Game 4 reeling after a disastrous 27-point loss to Tim Duncan and company on Friday night. Showing a ton of grit, the Clippers played extremely well throughout the game on Sunday evening. Chris...
Via Sportsnaut
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A Brief And Obvious Point About The Spurs Winning Game 3 Against The Clippers Without Big Contributions from Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili

Not Always Needed(Yes, I made the mistake of turning on the World Wide Lemur this morning and getting a fresh blast of Stupid A. Smith...)The Spurs have more than those three players.Most specifically, they have the Defensive Player of the Year in Kawhi Leonard, the best coach of his generation in Gregg Popovich, and a bench of guys who would have qualified for the playoffs in the...
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Kawhi Leonard Doesn't Expect To Pursue Offer Sheet Beyond Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs will be eligible to sign Kawhi Leonard to a maximum contract on July 1 in free agency. For now, there's no scenario where Leonard plans to pursue offer sheets on the market, according to sources. Leonard scored 32 points in the Spurs' Game 3 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday.
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The Role of Fatigue: Spurs vs. Clippers

AT&T CENTER – As human beings, our bodies can only do so much before they need rest. In observing the Los Angeles Clippers through three games of their series against the San Antonio Spurs, where the Clippers trail the Spurs 2-1 in the series, Los Angeles seems to be showing signs of fatigue both by […]
Via Project Spurs
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More Declines For NBA Playoffs Wednesday Night

The Spurs/Clippers series has yet to move the needle for TNT. Game 2 of the Spurs/Clippers NBA playoff series drew 3.8 million viewers on TNT Wednesday night, down 5% from Blazers/Rockets last year (4.1M) and down 11% from Lakers/Spurs in 2013 (4.3M). Both games of the series, thus far the closest and most discussed of [...]
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In the first round showcase series, the Clippers have become the emotional center

Two schools of thought do not exist for every single topic under the sun, but most of what we pursue as human beings can certainly welcome opposing points of view. Such is the case with the enthralling Western Conference playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, the only one of the eight first-round encounters to be knotted at one game apiece heading...
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Game 2 Of Spurs-Clippers Was Totally Bonkers

When the San Antonio Spurs lost on the final day of the regular season, it knocked them from the #2 seed in the Western Conference all the way down to #6. Thanks to the NBA’s dumb rule that grants division winners a Top 4 seed — even though home court advantage is still based on Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of Year

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard won the 2014-15 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Leonard beat Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Los Angeles Clipperscenter DeAndre Jordan. Leonard, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, had 333 points in the voting system, enough to beat out Green, who had 317 points.  But...
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Tim Duncan and Blake Griffin’s best highlights from Game 2 of Spurs-Clippers

Tim Duncan had 28 points and 12 rebounds while Blake Griffin ended with a triple-double (29-12-11). However, the Spurs outlasted the Clipper in overtime, 111-107, to tie the series at a game apiece. Here are the highlights of these dueling power forwards: It’s great that Blake Griffin got his first career playoff triple-double. But Tim Duncan is nearing 39 and he’s still playing...
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Kawhi Leonard Wins NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year

Despite missing 16 games during the regular season, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard took him NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year honors on Thursday. Leonard, 23, led the Association with 2.3 steals per game during a regular season that saw him rank third in the NBA with a 99.6 defensive rating. Known for his superior athleticism, the former first-round pick has turned his...
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Kawhi Leonard breaks JJ Redick’s ankles (Video)

The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in an overtime thriller on Wednesday to even their series at 1-1. Last year’s NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points in the game, and his best two came at the expense of J.J. Redick. Roughly midway through the fourth quarter, Leonard faked like he...Read More
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Tim Duncan Wills Spurs to Game Two OT Win

Once again San Antonio Spurs rock Tim Duncan sent Father Time to his room and dominated another playoff game. Torching the Clippers for 28 points and 11 rebounds in a thrilling overtime win to tie the series at one a piece. “He continues to amaze me.” This from a coach, Gregg Popovich, who has been with Duncan for nearly two full decades. The Spurs needed everything he had,...
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Watch: Blake Griffin made Boris Diaw look silly with a nasty juke

Oh my, Blake Griffin is flat out putting on a show so far in the post-season. Blake Griffin is simply better than your guy #NBAPlayoffs — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) April 23, 2015 Another angle of Griffin taking poor Boris Diaw's soul #NBAPlayoffs — Crossover Chronicles (@crossoverNBA) April 23, 2015 The post Watch...
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Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer Got Highly Emotional When Speaking About Gregg Popovich During His Coach Of The Year Speech

Upon learning that their coach Mike Budenholzer had won the NBA’s Coach of the Year honors, the Atlanta Hawks made a very thoughtful gesture. They called San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and asked him if he would deliver the good news to Budenholzer. Popovich agreed because he’s awesome and Budenholzer was obviously touched Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Gregg Popovich broke Coach of the Year news to Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer was named NBA Coach of the Year Tuesday, and he learned of the news in a wonderful way. The Atlanta Hawks organization reached out to Bud’s former mentor Gregg Popovich and asked the San Antonio Spurs coach if he wanted to call his former pupil to inform him of the good news. Pop...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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ESPN staffer wins $5,000 on $50 Budenholzer bet

Sunny Saini, who according to his Linkedin page, works for ESPN in the research department made quite the bet at the beginning of the NBA season and it paid off big time thanks to the Atlanta Hawks coach. Sunny put down a $5 wager at at the beginning of the season for Atlanta Hawks Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Mike Budenholzer named 2015 NBA Coach of the Year

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling relayed the news on Twitter. Mike Budenholzer named NBA Coach of the Year. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) April 21, 2015   Budenholzer guided the team to a franchise-best 60-22 record, earning the No. 1 seed in the...
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If Tony Parker's not right, it's going to go wrong for Spurs

Tony Parker will be a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame after he retires and becomes eligible for the honor. After back-to-back NBA Finals appearances and one more NBA championship as part of the San Antonio Spurs’ dynasty, there is nothing Parker and his old-man teammates truly have to prove. However, after Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs, it’s really rather...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Blake Griffin posterizes Aron Baynes three times in one quarter (Video)

Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin had three monster dunks during the third quarter of Sunday's Game 1 against San Antonio, posterizing Spurs backup center Aron Baynes each time.Griffin went right around Baynes on the first dunk. On the others, Griffin was able to find the path through the Spurs defense and Baynes came over too late to help out.Griffin scored 26 points...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

There are only two contenders ... in the West?

​ Fifty-seven wins. In the last 30 years, only four non-lockout NBA champions won fewer than 57 games en route to the promised land. Fifty-seven wins is a winning percentage of nearly .700, a sure sign of a team that can endure all of the regular season difficulties: the back-to-backs, the scheduling flaws, the minor injuries, closing out wins against mediocre squads, even...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Ever Doubt The San Antonio Spurs

I was nine when the San Antonio Spurs won their first championship in the lockout shortened 1998-99 NBA season. Flash forward, and the Spurs enter the playoffs this year as the defending NBA champions after winning the title for a fifth time last June. Sometime around 2011, like many others, I started to write off the Spurs. Tim Duncan was showing signs of slowing down, averaging...
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Tony Parker has great quote about passing torch to Leonard

The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed so much success over the past two decades in large part because of the team atmosphere they have created. Their players care for one another, share the spotlight, and have fully embraced what it means to be a team. This particular quote from Tony Parker after the team’s 110-98...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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