Found December 17, 2012 on
Nando De Colo
San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
Heading into the third quarter on Monday, the San Antonio Spurs were only trailing the Oklahoma City Thunder by five points. However 12 minutes of basketball can make a huge impact as the Spurs ended up going into the fourth quarter down 18 points.
The Thunder used an instrumental defensive third quarter to put the clamps on the Spurs as they held the Spurs to making 6-of-18 shots, six turnovers, and only scoring 16 points in the quarter, while Oklahoma City put up 29 points on the scoreboard.
The Spurs were once again depleted on the perimeter Monday as Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard didn’t play, but they got a familiar face back on the bench as Stephen Jackson made his return to the court.
Here’s the rundown of the Spurs’ loss in Oklahoma City, where for one half it looked like a competitive game, then it turned into a blow out, and in the end a French kid tried to bring the team back but it wasn’t enough against a team that won its 11th game in a row.
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has gotten the reputation from Spurs fans that he doesn't usually play rookies, especially with a veteran team around them. This year is different and this player isn't exactly a rookie either since he's played professional basketball overseas.
Nando De Colo has been described as "Manu Ginobili Jr." by some...
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Oklahoma City Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins doesn't step out for jump shots very often. We found out why that is last night against San Antonio. After his jump shot he almost went down on one knee with his hand strait up in the air. Almost a cross between the Tebow and the Nation of Domination Fist Pump. Check out the shot in the video below. Check out our...
The matchup of the game when Oklahoma City Thunder play host to the San Antonio Spurs is between Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook.
In their last meeting, both players had great games with 14 points and 11 assists from Parker and 18 points, 5 assists, and 8 rebounds from Westbrook.
San Antonio will likely be without guard Manu Ginobili (quad contusion) and that will have...
The Oklahoma City Thunder needed a jumpstart against the Spurs, so coach Scott Brooks went to the player he often turns to in times of need. And Thabo Sefolosha, as he often does, delivered.
That is correct. Sefolosha, the 28-year-old guard who has started every game he has played in the last four seasons, yet whom few casual fans would recognize if you gave them a signed photo,...
The Thunder has recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
31 points, 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocks, 2 steals, 9-of-10 free throws, and just 2 turnovers in 40 minutes of play.
The above numbers were produced by San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan on Wednesday in the Spurs’ 112-106 loss to the Denver Nuggets, just a day after the Spurs fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The first, second, and fourth quarters were all competitive...
Serge Ibaka tied his career-best with 25 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 107-93 Monday night to maintain sole possession of the best record in the NBA.
The Thunder took control with a string of 11 straight points during the third quarter, punctuated by Nick Collison's putback that made it 71-56 with 4:27...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's December, and NBA statements in December get lost because of a number of things ranging from it's too soon to the fact it's still football season.
But Monday, all things considered and there were a number of considerations to make the Thunder statement-ized as loudly and effectively as they possibly could in front of another sellout crowd inside...
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker has a packed NBA resume full of accolades. From being an NBA All-Star, a candidate for the NBA MVP, and NBA champion to winning the 2007 NBA Finals MVP, Parker's trophy case is quite full.
Well Parker might want to create some space on that shelf.
TP has been nominated for FIBA’s European Player of the Year in 2012.
Parker is joined...
The days when the San Antonio Spurs had one dimensional players besides the "Big 3" of Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili are gone.
The Spurs no longer rely on a simple pick and roll along with a Tim Duncan "4 Down" like they used to in a predictable offense. Now the Spurs have a whole team full of versatile players who can dribble, drive, kick the...
Wade Boggs isn’t in the Baseball Hall of Fame because of his dance moves, but that doesn’t mean the 12-time All-Star can’t move and shake.
Boggs recently took in an Oklahoma City Thunder game, and when the cameras came around to acknowledge the 2005 Cooperstown inductee, he decided to cut a little rug. Boggs delighted the crowd with a closed-eye, shoulder-shake, hand-clap combo...
Who’s that – Kendrick Perkins or Michael Jordan to close out the ’98 Finals?
DENVER (AP) -- Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 28 points, outlasting Tim Duncan down the stretch and leading the Denver Nuggets over the San Antonio Spurs 112-106 on Tuesday night.
Duncan had 31 points -- also a season best -- to go along with 18 rebounds for the Spurs, who closed a 15-point lead to three with 3:38 left before the Nuggets closed it out for their third straight...
The Oklahoma City Thunder were at home against the Spurs last night and baseball legend Wade Boggs was in attendance. They showed him on the jumbo tron and we are all glad they did. Boggs broke out a classic old man dance that we will never forget. I guess when you're in the baseball hall of fame, you can pretty much do what you want.
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The road seems to be taking its toll on the San Antonio Spurs.
The Denver Nuggets are trying to prevent that from happening to them.
The Spurs will try to snap a three-game road losing streak Tuesday night when the Nuggets look to build on their best offensive performance of the season.
San Antonio (19-7) opened 11-2 on the road, but the team has dropped its last three away from...