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Prospect Watch: Kobi Simmons of Arizona

The San Antonio Spurs are looking ahead to the NBA Draft with their 29th and 59th overall picks now that they’ve made their deep playoff run and can focus on the draft. There’s only about a month until the draft and that means some serious scouting must be done. That’s presumably why you all are here. This week’s prospect is Arizona’s Kobi Simmons. Here are some of his...
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16 hours ago

Vidcast: Wrapping up Spurs-Warriors Series & Looking at SA’s Upcoming Offseason

Monday evening the Golden State Warriors swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, in what might have been Spurs guard Manu Ginobili’s final NBA game. While the upcoming weeks will eventually bring Ginobili to a decision on his future, for the Spurs, their offseason begins with the draft on June 22. In the latest Project Spurs Vidcast, the Spurs’ Game 4 loss...
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2 days ago

Spurs season ends with Game 4 loss to Warriors

Highlights: Manu Ginobili fought to the end, just like everyone knew he would. No one expected less. In the end, the Golden State Warriors at full strength were no match for a San Antonio Spurs team missing three key players. Ginobili scored 15 points in what could be his final NBA game as the Spurs fell 129-115 to the Warriors in Game 4 of their Western Conference Finals series...
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2 days ago

Paul Garcia discusses Spurs-Warriors Game 4 on Sports Talk Florida

Project Spurs editor Paul Garcia was a guest on Sports Talk Florida this afternoon to talk about tonight’s Game 4 matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors. Brady Ackerman and Jerry O’Neill ask Paul about what might have been if Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard had not re-injured his ankle in Game 1, his thoughts on the criticism of LaMarcus Aldridge and his...
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3 days ago

Game 3 Vidcast: Warriors 120, Spurs 108

The San Antonio Spurs are on the edge of elimination after suffering a 120-108 loss to the Golden State Warriors Saturday evening in the Western Conference Finals. Not only were the Spurs without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, but they lost David Lee too, as he suffered a left knee injury in Game 3. In the latest Project Spurs Vidcast, Lee’s injury is discussed as well as what...
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4 days ago

Spurs on the brink of elimination after Game 3 loss

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs knew they needed to play harder as the series shifted to San Antonio. Unfortunately, missing two key players was too much to overcome for the Silver and Black against a dominate Golden State squad. Manu Ginobili scored 21 points, but it was not enough as the Spurs fell 120-108 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their Western Conference Finals...
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4 days ago

Paul Garcia discusses Western Conference Finals on ‘On The NBA Beat’

Project Spurs editor Paul Garcia was recently a guest on the NBA podcast, “On The NBA Beat,” and talked about the Western Conference Finals and the impact of Kawhi Leonard’s injury. Here are a few quotes from his interview with Loren Lee Chen and Aaron Fischman: Paul Garcia: 8:45-9:28: “If there’s one lineup I think that can work, it’s [Dewayne] Dedmon at the 5. The...
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5 days ago

Shaken Spurs fall 0-2 to Warriors in Conference Finals

Two games into the Western Conference Finals, the San Antonio Spurs trail the Golden State Warriors 2-0. Game one of this matchup started out great for the Spurs. The silver and black played tremendous defense, took advantage of Warriors’ turnovers, and found themselves leading by as many as 25 points. That is, until Kawhi Leonard rolled his injured left ankle twice in the span...
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7 days ago

Manu Ginobili block immortalized in art print

Manu Ginobili’s clutch Game 5 block of James Harden in the Western Conference semifinals was one of the biggest single plays of that game and series, with the San Antonio Spurs securing the home win and going on to end the series in Houston in Game 6. A friend of Project Spurs, Pinales Illustrated, has immortalized this moment in an art print, available in three different sizes...
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8 days ago

Prospect Watch: Kyle Kuzma of Utah

The San Antonio Spurs have made it to the Western Conference Finals yet again on a deep run into the playoffs. With that comes a late pick in the NBA Draft and that means the 29th overall pick in the draft as well as the 59th pick in the draft. That leads us to this week’s prospect to watch in Utah’s Kyle Kuzma. Kuzma is a fluid athlete that has solid feet on defense, has above...
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8 days ago

Without Leonard, Spurs get smacked in Game 2

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs went into Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors knowing their chances at evening the series were slim to none. And that lack of hope may have been the culprit as the series gets ready to shift back to Texas. Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the Warriors blew out the Spurs 136-100 in Game 2 of the Western Conference...
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8 days ago

Game 2 Vidcast: Warriors defeat Spurs 136-100

Without Kawhi Leonard (left ankle injury), the San Antonio Spurs were blown out of Oracle Arena early Tuesday evening, as the Warriors built a 17-point lead in the first quarter, and Golden State eventually won 136-100. In the latest Project Spurs Vidcast, the Spurs’ loss is analyzed based on one of their top playmakers, and two others who had rough nights. The offense and defense...
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9 days ago

Project Spurs Playbook: Game 2 Survival Guide

Suggesting adjustments for Game 2 is seemingly an impossible task now that Kawhi Leonard’s sprained ankle will likely force him to miss Tuesday’s pivotal match up. Though the San Antonio Spurs have survived their fair share of games without Leonard during the regular season, Golden State’s ability to effectively erase a 25-point deficit in mere minutes after Leonard’s Game...
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9 days ago

Warriors’ Defense in Game 1

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals was a heart breaker for the San Antonio Spurs. For the second time this year, they found themselves up big against the Golden State Warriors, eventually allowing their lead to slip away and losing the game. While much, if not all, of the Spurs’ second half troubles could be attributed to Kawhi Leonard leaving the game with an ankle injury...
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9 days ago

Pachulia’s Dangerous Play Becomes Story of Series

Who would have thought that Zaza Pachulia would be the Golden State Warriors’ most valuable player? Golden State was in danger of getting blown out in Game 1 on their home floor, but midway through the third quarter the game turned, quite literally, on Kawhi Leonard’s injured left ankle. The Spurs led by 21 behind Leonard’s strong performance on both ends when he rose up for...
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9 days ago

Leonard likely out for Game 2, Popovich speaks out on Pachulia

According to several reports, San Antonio Spurs all-star forward Kawhi Leonard is expected to miss Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors tomorrow. Leonard, who initially injured his ankle in the semifinal series against the Houston Rockets, exited Game 1 after he re-injured it while landing on Zaza Pachulia’s outstretched foot after an attempted...
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10 days ago

Warriors take Game 1 from Spurs following two Leonard ankle injuries

Highlights: With the San Antonio Spurs up 25 points midway through the third quarter, Kawhi Leonard went down not once, but twice. Injuring the same left ankle that kept him out of Game 6 in the previous round against Houston. And that was the moment the Golden State Warriors woke up. Stephen Curry scored 40 points as the Warriors rallied for a 113-111 win over the Spurs in Game...
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10 days ago

Game 1 Vidcast: Warriors 113, Spurs 111

The San Antonio Spurs weren’t able to hold a 25-point lead Sunday in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals, after their lone All-Star Kawhi Leonard left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury. With Leonard out, the Warriors’ duo of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry combined to outscore the Spurs’ team 35-33, as the Warriors won Game one 113-111. In...
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11 days ago

Quantitative & Qualitative look at Spurs vs Warriors Series

After defeating the Memphis Grizzlies and Houston Rockets in two six game-series, the San Antonio Spurs are on to the Western Conference Finals, where they’ll play the Golden State Warriors, who swept both the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz. While the Warriors are completely healthy, the Spurs will be without Tony Parker, who ruptured his quadriceps tendon in the second round...
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12 days ago

Aldridge, Spurs Blowout Rockets En Route to the Western Conference Finals

In a thrilling back-and-forth series against an in-state rival they hadn’t faced in over two decades, the San Antonio Spurs blew out the Rockets in Houston, 114-75. A few hours before game 6, the Spurs announced that their go-to player, Kawhi Leonard, would be out with an ankle injury. Many assumed that Leonard’s absence would spell ruin for the Spurs who shocked the league with...
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13 days ago

Spurs demolish Rockets in Game 6 to clinch series

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs knew they would need a solid performance to eliminate the Houston Rockets without two of their star players on Thursday night. That is where LaMarcus Aldridge stepped in. Aldridge scored a playoff-high 34 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as he led the Spurs to a 114-75 win over the Rockets in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals inside the...
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13 days ago

Game 6 Vidcast: Spurs eliminate Rockets 4-2

The San Antonio Spurs are off to the Western Conference Finals, as San Antonio, minus Kawhi Leonard (ankle injury), took care of business in Houston with a 114-75 demolition of the Rockets. In the latest Project Spurs Vidcast, the Spurs’ win is broken down based on some of their top performers against Houston, how the offense and defense fared in Game 6, and how some of the elements...
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13 days ago

How the Spurs can exploit Harden’s weaknesses

James Harden is a top-three MVP candidate because of the precision with which he runs Houston’s high-powered offense. As spectacular as he has been this year, there are definitely some holes in his game. Here’s how the Spurs can exploit Harden’s weaknesses on both ends of the floor to close this series out. Offense Harden might just be the best individual creator in basketball...
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14 days ago

Project Spurs Playbook: Closing Out Clutch City

The time to celebrate Tuesday night’s instant classic has passed as the San Antonio Spurs head into Game 6 with a chance to close out the Houston Rockets amid uncertainty. With Kawhi Leonard’s ankles slowing down his software, Spurs Head coach Gregg Popovich decided to roll the dice with his role players as Leonard sat through the overtime period undergoing defragmentation. The...
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14 days ago

The Rockets’ Defense in Game 5

Game 5 of the San Antonio Spurs’ series against the Houston Rockets was probably their most important game of the season so far.  The Spurs had surrendered home court advantage to the Rockets when they lost game 1 by 27 points. They recovered well by winning games 2 and 3, but failed to convert this momentum to a series controlling 3-1 lead by dropping game 4 in Houston. At 2...
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14 days ago
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