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The San Antonio Spurs survived the first of five upcoming contest against the NBA's elite, beating the Denver Nuggets 100-99. The offense hummed as the Spurs connected on 10/15 three point attempts. The defense wasn't as stout as it has been most of the season as the Nuggets shot 47 percent from the field while missing all of ten of their three point attempts. That means they shot 54 percent from two.
On offense, the Nuggets clogged the paint, forcing the Spurs in to taking jumpers. Fortunately the Spurs role players, Danny Green in particular, weren't keen on missing many of their three point attempts.
After the game, Tony Parker discussed victories like this one build trust among teammates.
"It was a great test for our defense and for our offense. When you play a team like that who can pack it in the paint pretty good and then stop mine and Manu's penetration, we had to make shots and trust each other," said Parker. "It was a great feeling. It was playoff intensity."
Next up for the Spurs are the Los Angeles Clippers, who are still in third place despite what feels like lackluster play over the last month or so. Still, a win over the San Antonio would give the Clippers a season series victory.
A win for the Spurs would nice, obviously, but what would be even nicer is a win where they were able to convert in the paint on offense and keep the Clippers out of the paint on defense.
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If the San Antonio Spurs are going to give up the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, this is probably the time they will do it. After beating Denver on Wednesday, the Spurs are one game into the most difficult five-game stretch of their season. Beginning Wednesday, San Antonio began a run against the teams with the five best records in the NBA Denver,...
Tony Parker was injured in the 3rd quarter with a sprained right middle finger, but is expected to finish the game against the Denver Nuggets.
Should the Spurs rest him this game and maybe the next? Parker is already coming off an ankle injury and the Spurs can't afford to lose him for this run against playoff contenders. It may be wise to sit him and see how the team plays...
San Antonio Spurs' head coach Gregg Popovich answered questions from the team's fans on Spurs.com and they didn't hold back on asking him what was on their minds.
The questions ranged from coaching to his current players on the roster.
One of the interesting questions was about Aron Baynes and what he thought about him and what he expects him to bring this season...
36-year-old, Tim Duncan, added another spectacular performance to his impressive season Friday, scoring a season-high 34 points, pulling down 11 boards, and hitting the game-winning shot to lead the Spurs to a 104-102 home victory over the Clippers. The win increased San Antonio’s lead over the Thunder for first place in the Western Conference to 2.5 games.
Tim Duncan had a season-high 34 points, including a game-winning three-point play with 2.2 seconds left, and the San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers, 104-102, on Friday night.
Duncan also had 11 rebounds for San Antonio (55-17), which won its seventh straight at home. Tony Parker added 24 points and eight assists and Tiago Splitter had 14 points.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer.
Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the top spot in the Western...
On this week's episode of the Spurscast, Trevor Zickgraf (@yowhatupt) and I are joined by Project Spurs' newest member, Jesse Blanchard (@BlanchardJRB).
We talk about the San Antonio Spurs potentially seeing their Texas rival Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs. With the way the Mavs have been playing, is that a matchup Spurs fans should hope they avoid...
The San Antonio Spurs pulled out a win last night against the Denver Nuggets with a late showing of defense on the last play.
It was a much needed win with the next few opponents coming up.
While some may view the schedule as unfair, the Spurs and head coach Gregg Popovich view it in a different way. In fact, their view of it is pretty positive.
"The schedule that...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan had 23 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 100-99 win over Denver on Wednesday night when Nuggets veteran guard Andre Miller missed a short jumper at the buzzer.
Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who remained 1 games ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the top spot...
San Antonio Spurs' Aron Baynes hasn't seen much action on the court for the Spurs. He has bounced back and forth between San Antonio and Austin playing for the Toros.
With San Antonio, he has played 11 games, and is averaging 6.6 minutes in limited time but in the few minutes, he has shown flashes of a solid player for the Spurs off the bench.
But going back and forth...
The matchup of the game for Friday night's matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers will be between backups Manu Ginobili and Jamal Crawford.
This will be the fourth and final game between the two teams in the regular season with the Spurs looking to tie up the series at 2-2. Both men's average in this series is almost identical with Ginobili averaging...
The San Antonio Spurs (53-17 will begin a stretch of games where they will be facing playoff bound teams and it starts tonight versus the Denver Nuggets (49-23) in San Antonio.
This will be the third meeting between the two team with one more game in Denver next month. The Spurs and Nuggets have split the first two meetings with each team winning on their home court. In the most...
The matchup of the game for tonight will be between Kawhi Leonard and Danilo Gallinari as the San Antonio Spurs host the Denver Nuggets.
This will be the third meeting between the teams, but it will be the first meeting this season between the small forwards. Standing at 6'10" in the small forward spot, he's anything but that. He's one of the toughest players...
Reaching 50 wins is rather routine for the San Antonio Spurs, but it's uncharted territory for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Winning three straight regular-season games in San Antonio would also be a new feat.
The Clippers look to clinch the best season in franchise history Friday night when they face the Western Conference-leading Spurs, who continue a daunting late-season stretch...