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The matchup of the game for Thursday night's game between the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder will be between Tim Duncan and Kendrick Perkins.
Although both men technically don't play the same position, Perkins usually guards the bigger Duncan to let Serge Ibaka roam on defense with Tiago Splitter not being a shooter or threat on the perimeter. This will put pressure on Duncan to make his outside jumpers and force Perkins out of the paint where he'll most likely be. With Manu Ginobili and Stephen Jackson out for tonight's game, there may be more pressure for San Antonio to slow down the game to Duncan's old school type of game than a running mentality.
What Duncan must do on offense:
With Tim Duncan working on his jump shot in the last few years, he's become a threat this season on the perimeter. This opens up the lane for his guards and forwards who are in motion on offense. He also has another advantage against Perkins in that if t...
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There is slow murmurings that the Oklahoma City will use the amnesty clause on Kendrick Perkins to help save around nine million dollars next season. Oklahoma City fans are split like it’s a close political election. Half of them still think Perkins can help bring a world championship home to this city. The other half, most been [...]
As it have been previously posted on this fair website, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich isn't really a fan of these between-quarter interviews.During Thursday night's Thunder/Spurs game, TNT's Craig Sager attempted to get Pop to answer some simple questions.However, Gregg decided to keep his responses rather brief....
Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have had some minor problems with one another in the past, but they seem to have worked through all that and developed a very functional relationship. They have certainly been connecting on the court, but their friendship off the court seems to be strengthening as well.
Later this month, ESPN The Magazine will be running...
There are fears that the hamstring injury, Manu Ginobili, has suffered could force him to miss part of the San Antonio Spurs’ playoff campaign.
The 35-year-old Argentinian strained his right hamstring in a seemingly innocuous incident during the Spurs’ recent game against the Los Angeles Clippers and early estimates suggest he could be set for a four-week lay-off.
The Spurs currently...
The Oklahoma City Thunder are fighting for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Kevin Durant is currently leading the NBA in scoring, but his top priority is getting back to the NBA Finals and erasing the feeling of falling a few games short of an NBA championship. Carmelo Anthony is hot on his heels for the scoring crown, but Durant doesn’t seem concerned about it.
Tonight’s game between the Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs is essentially a one-game playoff for the top seed in the Western Conference. If the Spurs win, they hold a 2.5 game lead over Oklahoma City with six games to go. If the Thunder win, it’s a half-game lead and OKC holds the tiebreaker (conference record because the season series would be tied 2-2).
The Thunder schedule...
Danny Green scored 20 points and Gary Neal added 16 to pace the depleted San Antonio Spurs to a 98-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
A 14-2 run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Green midway through the fourth finally allowed the Spurs to take control. Before the run, San Antonio appeared sluggish and unable to pull away from the Magic, who were within four...
Tonight, Derek Fisher finally stepped up. He drained four first half three-pointers to help the Oklahoma City Thunder gain a huge first half advantage. Fisher dropped 17 points in the Oklahoma City’s 100-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs. It moved the Thunder within a half-game of the first seed of the Western Conference. Oklahoma [...]
With four days off, the Oklahoma City Thunder have had plenty of time to prepare for one of their biggest games of the season.
While the San Antonio Spurs won't be quite as fresh, they should have mostly everyone available.
The Thunder try to inch closer to catching the Western Conference-leading Spurs as these powerhouses square off Thursday night in Oklahoma.
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a rather interesting Sprint commercial starring Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant.Well, last night TNT's Reggie Miller made a reference to that commercial after Durant threw down a nasty one-handed dunk in the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs:(Courtesy of Next Impulse Sports)
The Magic are unabashedly following the Spurs and Thunder model for rebuilding their organization. Several members of the Magic organization came directly from the Spurs and their family tree, including head coach Jacque Vaughn. So there will now, at least with this management in place, be a tie between the Magic and the perennially successful Spurs.
As things stand today, Orlando...
While the slumping San Antonio Spurs are tied for the Western Conference lead, they may have to continue their quest for the No. 1 seed without their All-Star point guard.
Tony Parker is unlikely to be available Saturday night as the Spurs go for a 15th consecutive home win over the Atlanta Hawks.
After sitting out Wednesday's 98-84 win over Orlando due to a sore left ankle...
I honestly was thinking while watching the game that there’s no way they can complain about the officiating in this one. The refs pretty much let them play both ways and the Spurs shot 4 more free throws than the Thunder and only 30 free throws were shot total. And KD took FOUR free throws [...]