Found December 09, 2012 on
While the young Charlotte Bobcats impressed early drawing the Spurs on the second night of a back-to-back, you just had a feeling it would go the way of classic Mike Tyson overmatched fight. It would only take time for the Spurs to dissect and pick apart the Bobcats, using crisp passes and ball movement in combination with a three-point shooting clinic to put away the Bobcats early in a 132-102 win.
The Spurs got double figures for seven players with two others just a basket away from joining the double digits club.
The Spurs now have three straight road games, starting with Houston on Monday before they make their way back to the comfy confines of the AT&T Center for a matchup against the Boston Celtics on Saturday.
Our own Jose Grijalva played the role of Miss Cleo with his statement in yesterday's Matchup of the Game post.
With the Spurs' depth, an early dominant night from Parker will help seal the game and the matchup with the Spurs having excellent depth and can contain opposing team's better players during stretches. For Parker, winning the matchup will be determined in the first two quarters and won't necessarily reflect the box score.
"We were fortunate. We made a lot of 3s. We had a phenomenal night from the 3-point line, and when an NBA team does that it makes it pretty tough on the opponent. It's abnormal, but it happened tonight, so it made it tough on Charlotte." - Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
By the numbers
23 - points by Danny Green on a 7-of-9 shooting night beyond the arch.
10-8-6 - Nando De Colo's points, rebounds and assists in 25 minutes of playing time.
55.9 - Spurs three-point shooting percentage, knocking down a record 19-of-34 long-range attempts.
38 - Spurs assists as the Spurs continue to share the ball
Tiago Splitter has had 10 or more points in five of his last seven games with his rebounding numbers averaging out at about six per game recently. Even in limited minutes against Charlotte, Splitter made his presence felt again. He's been the benefactor of some smooth passes lately and it seems he is very comfortable with Manu Ginobili and Nando De Colo in the game. As he continues to recieve consistent minutes, look for him to continue playing a big role off the bench.
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San Antonio Spurs swingman Stephen Jackson, who is out with a broken pinky, sat down with ESPN's Chris Palmer for a Q&A about his rap career, playing for the Golden State Warriors in 2007 and the Palace brawl.
On Nov. 19, 2004 a fight broke out between Jackson's Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Mich. The fight escalated to the point Jackson...
Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft, returned in the third quarter of Saturday night's game against San Antonio after leaving earlier with an back injury.
Kidd-Gilchrist appeared to tweak something in his lower back while battling for a rebound under the basket in the second quarter and was taken to the locker room.
He fell straight...
Anytime either San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili or Nando De Colo are on the court together, you know something highlight worthy might happen.
Whether it be a clutch three from De Colo or some all out hustle play from Ginobili but one thing is for sure, these two players can pass the ball as they showed in last night's Spurs' win over the Houston Rockets.
San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson received a $25,000 fine from the NBA for posting a threat to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. Jackson wrote: "Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis life. Next time he run up on me im goin in his mouth. That's a promise. He doin 2 much." Jackson subsequently deleted the message from his Twitter page and issued...
Spurs veteran Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 for “issuing a hostile statement” directed at Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka, the NBA announced on Sunday.
Jackson posted an apology earlier in the day via his Twitter account:
I apologize to Serge Ibaka, the NBA, and to all my fans for the comments I made. It was unprofessional and childish. I’m not a thug just a man...
Remember that whole “Malice at the Palace” thing? Of course you do. It’s the night NBA fans were glued to their TV sets watching Ron Artest hunt down the dopey fan who decided it was a good idea to toss a beer cup at a 6’8″ physical specimen with anger management issues. Aside from Artest’s infamous charge into the crowd, other memorable images showed a crazed Stephen...
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan seems to be looking to put the NBA's big men on his poster collection.
First it was Memphis' Marc Gasol and last night, TD showed Houston's Patrick Patterson that he still has what it takes to slam one down with authority.
Check out Duncan putting Patterson on a poster.
As if that wasn't enough, even Matt Bonner...
San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Sunday for threatening Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka in a Twitter post.
Jackson posted the message after Ibaka and Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace got tied up during the fourth quarter of the Thunder's 114-108 victory on Friday night.
The post has since been deleted, but multiple outlets...
When the San Antonio Spurs were not hitting one of their franchise record 19-three pointers versus the Bobcats, Manu Ginobili was getting things done with his pass to Tiago Splitter in the paint.
While on a fast break, Manu found Tiago running the court and beating the Bobcats' defenders to the rim for an easy bucket courtesy of Ginobili's quick pass.
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Tony Parker had 17 points and seven assists, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in a 114-92 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
The Spurs had six players score in double figures while matching their season high with 33 assists.
Tiago Splitter scored 15 points and Gary Neal, Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills and Tim Duncan each added 12. Duncan also had a game-high 12...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Danny Green scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight defeat, 132-102 on Saturday night.
Green was 7 of 9 from 3-point range and the Spurs shot 56 percent from behind the arc.
Tony Parker had 22 points and nine assists as the Spurs won for the ninth time in 10...
Stephen Jackson has responded to his controversial comments regarding Serge Ibaka on his Instagram page:
Jackson is no stranger to controversy and this may have been done at the advisement of the San Antonio Spurs, who are already dealing with controversies with "Restgate" and a photo with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and a Joey Crawford impersonator floating...
Spurs Stephen Jackson had a few thoughts to share with Twitter on Friday night about Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. During Lakers vs. Thunder, Serge and Metta World Peace had a brief altercation. Apparently Stephen was watching the game like we were and had a message for Serge. Somebody tell serg Abaka. He aint bout dis [...]
If we are going to hear anything from Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka regarding San Antonio Spurs forward Stephen Jackson's comments towards him on Twitter recently, it'll have to wait for next Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City where Ibaka's Thunder will matchup with Jackson's Spurs.
Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry said Ibaka declined...