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After trailing by as much as 14 points and looking like they couldn’t hold onto the basketball even if the the ball and their hands were attached with Velcro, the San Antonio Spurs were able to pull out a fourth quarter 112-109 victory in Portland against the Trail Blazers on Saturday.
Turnovers were once again the weakness of the Spurs as they followed up a 19-turnover night in Sacramento with a 21-turnover night against the Blazers. After the third quarter, the Spurs were trailing like they had been for much of the game, but then Gary Neal exploded for 15 points in the fourth quarter to score a career-high 27 points and guide the Spurs to the thrilling victory.
Here’s the rundown.
The 4-Quarter Slim Down
First quarter: After allowing the Blazers to build a 10-point lead with 2:25 remaining due to more turnovers (7) and missed assignments on defense, Manu Ginobili (17 points), Stephen Jackson (13 points), and Neal helped the Spurs close the first quarter with a 12-0...
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Former San Antonio Spur Sean Elliott is currently an on-air analyst for the San Antonio Spurs. A franchise that he not only played with for 12 seasons and won a ring with but, also one that stood by him as he battled a kidney condition. As an announcer, it’s expected that he might be a [...]
Right before he came to join the San Antonio Spurs, Nando De Colo did some final training with Franck Le Goff (assistant coach for French team JSF Nanterre) where Goff put De Colo through a battery of dribbling drills, and shooting drills.
In a previous video, Nando went though some dribbling routines where he showed off an impressive handle with the ball. In this latest video...
Gary Neal had 27 points, Manu Ginobili hit two big free throws in the final seconds and the San Antonio Spurs edged the Portland Trail Blazers 112-109 on Saturday night.
The Blazers hit four straight 3-pointers to tie it at 109 with 40.5 seconds left, but Portland stumbled from there and was saddled with its third consecutive loss. Nicolas Batum had a career-high 33 points.
The San Antonio Spurs are sitting at 6-1, good enough for the second best record (percentage-wise) in the NBA. Once again, they’re shaking off all the haters who said they were too old, couldn’t compete with the Thunder or the Lakers and that their dynasty was finally headed down to the basement.
It’s definitely too early to start handing out championship rings, but the...
Danny Green makes a lot of money. According to ESPN, the Spurs will pay their starting shooting guard $3.5 million this season, mostly to make three-point baskets. A pretty sweet gig indeed, but that doesn’t mean it comes completely free of drawbacks. For example, in Friday’s game against the Kings, Green found himself the last line of defense between a charging DeMarcus...
By Martin McNeal, The Sports Xchange SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- San Antonio's Tim Duncan wasn't feeling well. So he took it out on the Sacramento Kings during a 97-86 victory at the Sleep Train Arena Friday night. Duncan cautioned reporters after the game because he's been suffering from flu-like symptoms. Duncan's game-high 23 points were one of the few offensive...
The San Antonio Spurs (5-1) will face the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) tonight in Portland as the Spurs' West coast road trip continues. Last night, the Spurs beat the Kings 97-86 and were led by Tim Duncan with 23 points, and 12 rebounds while Patty Mills chipped in with 18 points off the bench. However, the Spurs did turn the ball over 20 times during the contest.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Tim Duncan had 23 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 97-86 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.
The Spurs played without Stephen Jackson, who was out with the flu, and Duncan and several other players were a bit under the weather. But they led for much of the game in defeating the Kings for the ninth straight...
San Antonio Spurs 2011 draft pick Adam Hanga continues to flourish overseas playing with Spanish club for Bàsquet Manresa.
It wasn't too long ago Hanga hit a last second shot for Manresa against Grand Canaria and it seems he did it again. At the end of the first quarter of a recent game, Hanga launched a half court shot and hit nothing but net. Check it out.
This must be ESPN's "Boom Goes The Dynamite" moment.
After the San Antonio Spurs' win over the Indiana Pacers earlier this month, ESPN broke down the game but apparently failed miserably.
From the get go of the highlight segment, ESPN anchor calls a play between Manu Ginobili and DeJuan Blair as Tim Duncan to Danny Green. Clearly it was wrong and that was...
There are a lot of negative thoughts stirred when DeMarcus Cousins name gets mentioned. In light of his recent suspension from the league for confronting Sean Elliot who was talking about how Cousins had some trash talk on the court against Tim Duncan and how Duncan responded to that trash talk by playing. Below is the excerpt from Elliot courtesy of Project Spurs:
Another big test
The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off their first home loss of the year against the Los Angeles Clippers, but a win against the San Antonio Spurs would help the team get back on track, and back to .500.
Matchup: Portland (2-3) vs. San Antonio Spurs (5-1)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 10:00 PM PT
Date: Nov. 10, 2012
The Blazers have been tested by quality opponents...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The San Antonio Spurs ended a seven-game losing streak at the Rose Garden, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 112-109 on Saturday night. After going into the fourth quarter down 79-73, the Spurs opened the final period with a 14-0 run. The Spurs held onto the lead until 40 seconds remained in the game, when Blazers forward Nicolas Batum sank a 3-pointer to make...
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The San Antonio Spurs ended a seven-game losing streak at the Rose Garden against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night. The Spurs trailed the Blazers through the first three quarters then pulled ahead in the fourth quarter only to see the Blazers come back. San Antonio finally pulled out the 112-109 win, before an announced sellout crowd of 20,447. ...