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San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
The San Antonio Spurs still sit at ten down, six to go, just like they were three games ago. Only now the Spurs don't give a crap about the six the go and just care about getting one game. After winning twenty straight, they've now lost three in a row for the first time this season, obviously at the worst possible time.
Thanks to James Harden, last night's game was a bit of a stomach punch. Probably not along the Derek Fisher .4 lines or the Dirk "and 1" layup from 2006, but it's probably right after that in terms of recent Spurs gut shots. Since last night's game was a loss let's start with the bad news first.
What Went Wrong
Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers. The Spurs had 21 turnovers that resulted in 28 Oklahoma City Thunder points. That more or less decided the game. The Spurs were particularly reckless in the first half racking up 14 turnovers that allowed the Thunder to come back from a seven point early deficit which eventually led to...
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During his career, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has provided us with many classic moments.The fine folks over at Turner Sports decided to put together a compilation of his best sound bytes during his time in the league and if we learned anything from this five-minute clip, coach Pop can dole out some memorable lines:
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is back in the starting lineup for Game 5 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
Ginobili replaces Danny Green, who is shooting just 8 of 28 in the Western Conference finals. It's the first start for Ginobili since March 23 and just his eighth all season.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich wouldn't discuss any lineup changes before the game...
During shootaround before the Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green started doing his Metta World Peace impression.Green did his reenactment of World Peace's infamous elbowing incident he did to James Harden back in April.It's a good thing Harden didn't see that, or maybe he would've been all over Green in Wednesday night'...
The somewhat popular notion that the truth of my recent Heat-Spurs, dysfunctional-childhood-upbringing column can be determined on a game-to-game basis speaks to the level of delusion pervasive throughout America.
If the Spurs lose to Oklahoma City and never qualify for the playoffs again during the Tim Duncan era and the Heat go on to win the next 15 NBA titles, it would in no...
Sean Marks may have retired from playing, but he hasn't retired from basketball. The former Spur and member of the 2005 championship team has taken a position with the San Antonio Spurs front office and is loving every minute of it. A website from his native New Zealand recently spoke with him about it:
"They've given me projects to work on, and I've been able...
After taking a 2-0 series lead, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has seen his team lose three straight games to the Oklahoma City Thunder.As you may figure, coach Popovich wasn't exactly pleased with his team's play and when doing in-game interview with TNT's Craig Sager last night, he did it in record fashion by only saying four words:
OKLAHOMA CITY –After appearing broken, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a opportunity to put the cherry on top of their entrance into the NBA Finals.
To read the rest of this story and watch a slow motion video package from Game 5.
SHORT AND SWEET
The in-game interview is a useful exercise... in theory. An intrepid sideline reporter gets a chance to ask a coach a few hard-hitting questions about the game as it unfolds. In sports like hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer, these interviews offer a rare look at a coach's thought process during a game... in theory. Most of the time, these interviews offer nothing more...
San Antonio Spurs fans show their team pride in many ways. Whether it be decorating their front yards with Spurs paraphernalia, downtown skyscrapers adorned with Spurs signs or hotels along San Antonio's famed Riverwalk leaving room lights to spell out the team chant of "Go Spurs Go." Even some Spurs fans shaved their favorite player's face in their hair.
The San Antonio Spurs still have home court advantage in the Western Conference Finals. That is important to remember as the series shifts back to Texas for tonight's pivotal Game Five.
For as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder have played to even out this series during the last two games, they have not won over by the Riverwalk yet -- something the Thunder must do to win this...
"I thought we spotted them 24 minutes," San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after Game 5. "I don't think we competed very well in the first half and they competed for 48."
A few choice words were all it took for Popovich to sum up a disappointing home loss in what could've been the most important game in this Western Conference Finals series....
The San Antonio Spurs suffered a tough loss in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-103. With the loss, the Spurs are down down 2-3 in the series as the scene shifts to OKC for a pivotal Game 6.
So what did the Spurs and Thunder have to say after the game? Check out what Manu Ginobili, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, Thunder head coach Scott...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout.
Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder took a 3-2 lead in a wildly entertaining Western Conference finals. Looking invincible while carrying 20-win...
Before beginning the scouting report of game five of the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs (2-2) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2), I watched a quick video before gathering my data.
The video I watched was produced by the NBA and posted on Project Spurs by our own Jeff Garcia. The video is a quick summary of the Spurs’ 20-game winning streak that featured...