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Kawhi Leonard is soft-spoken, selfless, takes direction well and shuns the spotlight. All of which makes him a perfect fit for the low-key San Antonio Spurs.
Leonard enjoys the limelight as much as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich likes speaking to reporters - which is to say, not much - but his profile might be about to grow.
While the spotlight is clearly fixed on sweet-shooting Stephen Curry as San Antonio hosts Golden State Monday night to open the second round, Leonard's emergence has given the Spurs their own rising star.
''He's tremendous,'' Warriors point guard Jarrett Jack said. ''I think in a year or two he's definitely going to be one of the top small forwards in this league, somebody who is going to be a potential All-Star candidate.''
Not that Leonard is at all interested in extra attention.
''Right now I'm just here to win games,'' he said. ''It doesn't matter what the nation thinks about my gam...
BEST OF MAXIM
Anytime Michael Jordan is brought up in a comparison with a current player, it should be taken as an extremely high compliment. So when San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was on the receiving end of a 35 point explosion by Curry, he held nothing back when asked his thoughts on Curry. “It was like playing against Michael Jordan,” said Popovich.
Curry when told...
WITH THE DAGGER
Manu Ginobili missed his previous 7 shots before drilling the game-winning three pointer with 1.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime of Game 1 vs. the Warriors. The Spurs rallied from 16 down in 4th quarter and forced 2 overtimes and took a 1-0 series lead with the 129-127 victory.
How do you let Manu Ginobili get that wide open?
The Golden State Warriors will be asking themselves that for the next day as they try to rebound in Game 2 after losing a heartbreaker to the San Antonio Spurs 129-127 in double overtime on Monday night.
Sure, it took more than 57 minutes for Ginobili to hit his first 3-pointer of the night and he had missed his previous...
If you were watching the fourth quarter and overtimes of the San Antonio Spurs-Golden State Warriors playoff game on Monday night, you undoubtedly heard “Screaming Spurs Fan Lady” yelling every time the Spurs did something good on the court.
This woman’s shrieks were so persistent and so annoying, she stole the focus of the game away from the players on the floor.
San Antonio Spurs: Why The Spurs Will Easily Beat the Warriors
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner of Hoopstuff…
Most predicted that the Golden State Warriors would lose to the Nuggets in the first round, but they pulled off a big upset and now have to face the even more challenging San Antonio Spurs team. The Spurs, easily swept the Lakers, appear completely healthy and with...
All it took was one shot from Manu Ginobili to undo Stephen Curry's monstrous performance.
Ginobili hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.2 seconds left in the second overtime Monday night to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 129-127 win over the Golden State Warriors and Curry, who put up 44 points in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.
Ginobili's shot and...
AT&T Center – The second round of the Western Conference playoffs are upon the city of San Antonio as the San Antonio Spurs prepare to begin a new series against the Golden State Warriors.
With a new series at hand, a familiar face on the Spurs will be making a return to the lineup as Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said Boris Diaw, who had been recovering from a synovial...
If you stayed up late Monday night you got to see some incredible basketball. San Antonio went on an 18-3 run at the end of regulation in order to force overtime. The Spurs and Golden State Warriors remained tied after one OT period. With time winding down and the team down by one, Manu Ginobili found himself wide open for a three-point shot.
And with 1.2 seconds left he sunk...
The San Antonio Spurs (4-0) will host the Golden State Warriors (4-2) at the AT&T Center in Game 1 of their Semifinal matchup. During the regular season, the two teams split their four meetings (2-2) with each winning on their home court.
The Spurs have had eight days off after dispatching the Lakers in four games of the opening round series. San Antonio will have Boris...
A lot of observers have called Stephen Curry the MVP of the playoffs thus far. Gregg Popovich has taken it a step further. The Spurs coach evoked Michael Jordan’s name when attempting describe some of the things Curry has been doing on the basketball court, recalling the 35 points he torched the Spurs for in the final week of the regular season. From 48 Minutes of Hell:
One of the best aspects in watching sports is first seeing something develop with your eyes and then going back to a box score to see your analysis proven with real numbers.
For example, when you watch a basketball game, you might say, “Player X shoots and misses a lot of jumpers.” From there, you get home, go to the box score and find that Player X attempted 10 jump shots...
I really couldn't imagine that the NBA playoffs were going to get better in the second round. Warriors vs. Nuggets was up-tempo magic between two highly likable, flawed teams. Dubs-Spurs was going to be a simple slapdown of the young'uns; Golden State hadn't won in San Antonio for 29 games. They clearly weren't going to do that against a rested and experienced Spurs...
The San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors will kick of their Semifinal playoff series tonight in San Antonio where the Warriors have not won in 16 years.
On this episode of the News 4 San Antonio-Project Spurs, Spurs Roundtable, Project Spurs' Jeff Garcia and Pounding the Rock's Aaron Preine join forces to break down the series.
We discuss if the Spurs can handle...