Found February 25, 2013 on Project Spurs:
The San Antonio Spurs ended their Rodeo Road Trip in usual fashion with a winning record. The team's nine game road trip ended at 7-2, mainly with the help of NBA MVP candidate Tony Parker. Parker played well in every game, with the exception of their last game of the trip against Phoenix where he was injured with a triceps contusion. The Spurs' two losses were disappointments to some, loses against the Detroit Pistons and Golden State Warriors. The Rodeo Road Trip is typically seen as "bonding time" for the team, as they're away from their families and with their teammates for most of the time. If this year compares to past seasons, it may be that the Spurs got more in sync during this trip than they've been throughout the season so far. The team's defense was impressive also. They allowed more than 95 points throughout this trip only three times against the Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, and Golden State Warriors. Their offense was also a show in itself as they scored over 100 points in seven of the nine games (two of them losses). The one thing all Spurs fans can take from this whole road trip is Tony Parker's leadership on the team. The team wouldn't have won or have come as long as they did in the losses without Parker's talents. Tony Parker has averaged 26.6ppg, 8.4apg, and 4rpg this month and has been the catalyst of the team on both ends of the floor. Parker has been strong in every game of the Rodeo Road Trip with the exception of the last game against the Phoenix Suns, where Parker sat out with a right triceps contusion. He's been the only steady player throughout this road trip and it should put him up as a serious Most Valuable Player candidate this season next to Lebron James. With an impressive 7-2 record from this road trip, the Spurs have earned their next month's easy schedule of 14 games. Those games have the majority at home, with only two away. With the team pushing the Oklahoma City Thunder and those who want to get closer to the first seed away by a few more games, they'll be awarded with the luxury of resting stars for the playoffs every now and then from now on. The Spurs having a winning record in the Rodeo Road Trip has usually brought success in the playoffs and this year it might play a huge part. With the rest they'll be awarded, it will be less likely they'll be running out of gas during the playoffs like previous years.

Spurs’ Tony Parker tried to conceal injury

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker was sidelined Sunday night due to a right triceps contusion. It’s not expected to keep him sidelined long, as it’s now being reported he’ll return Wednesday, but it came out yesterday that he attempted to conceal the injury from head coach Gregg Popovich, according to Mike Monroe of Spurs Nation.Popovich told reporters that Parker was a...

Parker Is Paying Attention To The MVP Talk

Tony Parker's contributions to the league best San Antonio Spurs are getting more recognition from the media. Charles Barkley, TNT analyst, also made the case for Parker to be named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA and it seems TP has heard the rumblings of his name being thrown around as a candidate. In an interview with French website, Parker gave his thoughts...

Spurs' Brown hopes Olympics leads to NBA job

Brett Brown has been on the San Antonio bench for 12 years now, coaching under Gregg Popovich during a run of organizational stability that is rare in this day and age, and perhaps one of the biggest reasons the Spurs have been able to sustain such a high level of success over the last decade and a half. Chris Finch has been more of a nomad, bouncing from gig to gig on a journey...

Video: Cory Joseph's big game vs. Iowa Energy

It wasn't just a big night for Cory Joseph, it was a very impressive night for the Austin Toros point guard and assignee for the San Antonio Spurs. Joseph had a career game with 27 points, 10 assists, and 3 steals against the Iowa Energy. Joseph started strong by contributing 25 of his 27 points in the first half with 5 assists. The Austin Toros starting point guard cooled...

Don't expect Boris Diaw 2.0 this March

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone and the San Antonio Spurs didn't make a move for your favorite player on the trade block (one day Derrick Williams, one day).  While a deal wasn't made (sorry DeJuan, I wanted you to go to a team that could give you a consistent role too), that doesn't mean NBA teams are done dealing.  March 1st is the deadline for players...

Even short-handed, Spurs too much for Suns

PHOENIX (AP) -- Tony Parker took the night off with a sore right triceps. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were far from their best. Yet, even at the end of a long, long road trip, the San Antonio Spurs still had plenty to handle the Phoenix Suns in a 97-87 victory on Sunday night. Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points apiece to lead six players in double figures and the Spurs...

Tony Parker won't play Sunday due to a right triceps contusion

A right triceps contusion will sideline Tony Parker for Sunday's game with the Phoenix Suns. The Spurs released the information Saturday on its Twitter account. Gary Neal is also questionable for the game due to tightness in his left calf. Nando De Colo, who hasn't done much of anything, could get some extra playing time but isn't worth a look in anything but deep...

Pitino regrets coaching the Celtics because they didn't get Duncan

San Antonio Spurs fans will always remember the 1997 NBA Draft, when the team literally won the lottery and scored some guy by the name of Tim Duncan. The entire history of the franchise would have been changed if probability had worked out the right way and the Boston Celtics, the team with the worst record the previous season, had gotten the first pick. The Celtics were...

Suns hit the road against Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs own the NBA's best record and are aiming for their third consecutive top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Playing 13 of their next 15 games at home with many against sub-.500 competition - including Wednesday night's contest with the Phoenix Suns - may help them move closer to accomplishing that goal. San Antonio (45-13) is a league-best 22...

CC video of the day: Gortat drops the hammer on Spurs' Splitter

Phoenix Suns' Marcin "The Polish Hammer" Gortat lived up to his nickname Sunday versus the Spurs and the victim was Tiago Splitter. Late in the second quarter, Gortat got the ball off a pass from the top of the key and rolled to the rim and only Splitter was standing in his way. But just one man isn't enough to stop Gortat to drop "The Polish Hammer"...

Falling to Spurs helps Suns rise up on down list

PHOENIX -- In a race being run backward, the Phoenix Suns are about to catch another competitor. For now, there are three NBA teams with winning percentages darn-near equal to or even worse than the 18-39 Suns (the Washington Wizards check in at .315 to the Suns' .316.). Defeat No. 39 was accomplished Sunday at US Airways Center, where the San Antonio Spurs -- working without...

NBA Power Rankings- Week 17

MVP Race: LeBron James is the best player in the league, Tony Parker is the best player on the team with the best record, and Chris Paul is technically the most valuable player to his team’s success. Depending upon your definition of ‘MVP’…take your pick. Rookie Watch: Damian Lillard will be the rookie of the year. Mark it down, dude. #1 Miami Heat 40-14 (Last Week- 2): Yes...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.