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Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Recap: Heat Overpowered in Second Half

(Miami, FL) — Despite putting forth a gritty defensive effort, the Miami Heat (34-40) faltered on Tuesday night in the second half of their 95-81 defeat at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs (48-26) at American Airlines Arena. Even though the Heat have now dropped both games against the Spurs this season by a slight double-digit margin, these games are great learning experiences...
Via Heat Nation
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Gregg Popovich Didn’t Think Much of Mario Chalmers’ Successful Half-Court Shot

This embed is invalid" />   The Miami Heat are currently down to the San Antonio Spurs, but even if they lose, they’ll have the highlight of the night thanks to Mario Chalmers. With time ticking down at the end of the first half, Chalmers decided to risk lowering his 29.7 three-point percentage by lobbing up a half-court shot. Somehow, Chalmers hit nothing...
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Gregg Popovich Had The Perfect Reaction To Mario Chalmers’ Half Court Three-Pointer

On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs were ready to go into halftime with an eight-point lead when Mario Chalmers pulled out a half-court heave that somehow found the bottom of the net. If you’re a Heat fan, you were likely ecstatic and glad to take that desperation three without an ounce of guilt. If you’re Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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76ers favored twice this week, so what happened to tanking?

They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road. Weren't these Philadelphia 76ers supposed to be tanking? The team that was widely expected to be the NBA's biggest loser - perhaps as part of a plan to sacrifice the present for the future - hasn't been quite so bad lately. Or maybe the Sixers...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Rout Dallas Mavericks 94-76

SAN ANTONIO – MARCH 27: Amar’e Stoudemire #1 of the Dallas Mavericks goes up for a shot against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on March 27, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) In their second meeting of the week, the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Dallas Mavericks 94-76 and avenged their loss on Tuesday. Despite facing a 19 point...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Bounce Back against Oklahoma City Thunder

Cory Joseph #5 of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the AT&T Center on March 25, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images). Only a day after Monta Ellis torched the Spurs with 38 points in a huge win for the Dallas Mavericks, the Spurs turned it around and blew out the Oklahoma City Thunder. Blowing out a team...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of consistency could derail Spurs’ hopes of deep playoff run

AT&T CENTER – Over a month ago, before the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in San Antonio on February 6, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich made the remarks of how the Spurs had not maintained consistency, at that point in the season. A month later, Wednesday evening before the Spurs defeated the Oklahoma […]
Via Project Spurs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich Is Already In Playoff Interview Form

The San Antonio Spurs may be the current sixth spot in the Western Conference but coach Gregg Popovich is the immortal first-seed of in-game interviews. On Tuesday, the Spurs were playing the Mavericks on TNT and Popovich had the honor of doing the interview after the first quarter. David Aldridge was tapped to be the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Sager: Erik Spoelstra sent me care packages from Hooters

While Craig Sager was recovering from his battle with leukemia, the NBA showed its love and support for its favorite sideline reporter. Gregg Popovich and the Spurs made Sager feel at home, and the cards and flowers flowed like wine. But no gift topped the one from the Miami Heat, specifically head coach Erik Spoelstra. (Read more at CBS Miami) As Sager said in his interview: If...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Back-to-back? Not a problem for Celtics

Much has been made of the NBA's scheduling over the past year, particularly as coaches such as San Antonio's Gregg Popovich and Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer have chosen to rest players on certain nights, especially when back-to-back games are in play, in an effort to keep their players fresh. It's something commissioner Adam Silver will certainly look into, but maybe the Celtics don...
Via Celtics Life
7 days ago  |  Discuss

David Robinson says resting players is no big deal

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has no issues sitting players in order to rest them for the marathon that is the NBA and as well as the postseason. Pop even goes as far as to sit players in national televised games, much to the displeasure of former NBA Commissioner David Stern and even […]
Via Project Spurs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich takes hilarious digs at the Atlanta Hawks

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has created an expansion of coaches and management throughout the NBA the last several years. While losing assistant coaches and management personnel might hinder the future of most teams, that hasn’t been the case for the Spurs. In fact, coach Popovich embraces seeing his former protégés get chances at being promoted around the league...
Via Pass The Pill
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Interview Rivals Craig Sager And Gregg Popovich Meet Once Again

Look who I ran into #SagerPopReunion pic.twitter.com/E4la9tiWiy — Craig Sager II (@CraigSagerJr) March 22, 2015 On Sunday, Gregg Popovich was in Atlanta for a game against the Hawks. However, the trip also gave Pop the chance to reunite with his good buddy/interview sparring partner Craig Sager. The two met on Sunday morning, much to the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs-Hawks Preview

The Atlanta Hawks' success and philosophy can be traced to the San Antonio Spurs since they're led by a former assistant to Gregg Popovich. Lately, though, the Spurs are impressively executing the plan. San Antonio looks to continue moving the basketball Sunday when it visits coach Mike Budenholzer and the Hawks, who will try to avoid their longest slide of the season. Budenholzer...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs' Popovich 'steals' strategy from Celtics' Stevens

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Brad Stevens is still trying to fully put his imprint on the Boston Celtics in only his second season with the franchise. He has, however, already left his mark on San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. Popovich readily admits ''stealing'' plays and strategy from opposing coaches of every level from the NBA to pee-wee basketball. He says Boston's young coach has always...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich talks NBA Playoffs expansion

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has been very vocal of the NBA schedule, packed with back-to-backs and several games. This season saw the Silver and Black play an 18-game month of December that included seven back-to-back games, which Pop called “the toughest stretch he has seen as coach.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has […]
Via Project Spurs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the San Antonio Spurs Still the Favorites out West?

Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs dribbles against Lou Amundson #21 of the New York Knicks during their game at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2015 in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) After the San Antonio Spurs demolished the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals, the Spurs virtually brought back the entirely same rotation from last seasons championship...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Hammon talks Popovich and more on ‘The View’

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon was a guest on “The View” where she spoke on what it is like coaching the defending champs and working with head coach Gregg Popovich. Hammon revealed how Pop is more than just a great basketball mind and even gave the hosts some pointers on how to shoot […]
Via Project Spurs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently Pop has a nice and joking side

OK so he maybe isn’t that bad! It would seem San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich can be pretty funny when he isn’t berating sideline reporters and being terse with them. One redditor user described one such experience when he was in New York and the team was there to play the Knicks. Ran […]
Via Project Spurs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich on Loss to the Knicks: “We Didn’t Respect the Game”

The San Antonio Spurs did something surprising Tuesday. They utterly failed to close out the New York Knicks in a 104-100 overtime loss at Madison Square Garden. It’s the kind of performance you don’t associate with the Spurs, particularly at a stage in the season when they need to build momentum for the playoffs. Head Coach Gregg Popovich was neither amused nor impressed after...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Former Spur Stephen Jackson calls Popovich a ‘father figure,’ Duncan the ‘best human being’

First it was San Antonio Spurs’ Matt Bonner talking about how special team head coach Gregg Popovich is and now former Spurs player Stephen Jackson spoke on Pop and he has impacted his life. In an interview with Fox Sports, Jackson referred to Pop as a father figure citing run ins with him and said despite […]
Via Project Spurs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Bucks vs. Spurs

Gregg Popovich publicly chided the San Antonio Spurs after losing to the NBA's worst team, but a road matchup with the struggling Milwaukee Bucks could change his mood. The Spurs will try make their coach less cranky by continuing their success against the Bucks on Wednesday night. San Antonio (41-25) lost 104-100 in overtime at New York on Tuesday, making 38.3 percent from the field...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich is not above the selfie

Off the top of your head, try and think of something less realistic than Gregg Popovich agreeing to take a selfie. Don't worry if you can't, because nobody ever could. A Popovich selfie is the rarest of the rare. It's Hassan Whiteside riding a unicorn. It's a photograph of Bigfoot, 2Pac and Robert Durst playing Twister.  But two nights ago, one day before the San Antonio Spurs lost...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Popovich rips Spurs after loss; Kelly Karloff is Fox-y

"We didn't respect the game, we didn't respect our opponent. It was a pathetic performance. I hope that every player is embarrassed." That was Gregg Popovich after his team lost to the 14-53 New York Knicks last night, 104-100 in overtime. YES, YES, YES! Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still and his daughter Leaon finally got some great news yesterday regarding her battle with...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich takes a photo with fan, jokingly asks for $10 (pic)

A reddit user going by the handle of skillzdan had a chance encounter with the San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on the streets of New York. The Spurs played the Knicks on Tuesday night but arrived a night early, apparently allowing Pop to spend some time out and about exploring the city on...Read More The post Gregg Popovich takes a photo with fan, jokingly asks for ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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