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Danny Green’s Defensive Importance

Over the course of NBA history, several ‘player archetypes’ have developed. Many times, the origin of these archetypes are simply created when a large group of players at a particular position play a certain style. One of the most common, most well-known, and easiest to identify of these archetypes is the ‘3-and-D’ wing. Players that classify as 3-and-D wings are usually...
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Prospect Watch: Jaron Blossomgame

While June is a long ways away for most people, some of us are already salivating at the prospects entering the NBA Draft. For those with an interest in the San Antonio Spurs, that means they’ll be looking at either players overseas that will get stashed away there for years to come or some of the guys in college considered “lower tier” or not lottery worthy. Fear not though...
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Spurs run past Wolves, move to 13-0 on road

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs are on the brink of history, no team has even gone 15 straight games winning on the road. But the Silver and Black don’t care about that – just getting better each game. Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points as the Spurs continued their winning ways on the road with a 105-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves inside the Target Center on Tuesday...
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Energy, Effort, and Execution key Spurs comeback vs. Bucks

The San Antonio Spurs are just 5-4 in the friendly confines of the AT&T Center, but their 12-0 start on the road is good for second best in league history. The Spurs haven’t been completely dominant, in fact they looked sloppy in several contests but pulled out wins anyway. Monday night was one of those games, as San Antonio came back to win 97-96 in Milwaukee. The Bucks...
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Spurs come from behind to stun Bucks in Milwaukee

The San Antonio Spurs were looking for a spark in their game on Monday. They found it in an unlikely scuffle and never looked back as they rallied to victory, keeping their perfect road record alive. Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as the Spurs rallied for a 97-96 win over the Milwaukee Bucks inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center, staying perfect on the road. LaMarcus Aldridge added...
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2 days ago

Spurs 10-game Review: Volume 2

Through 20 games of the NBA season, the San Antonio Spurs have the second best record in the NBA (16-4), and they’re on pace to win 65 games this season, with a roster filled with seven new players. So, how is the team doing on each side of the floor? We’ll go into detail section by section. You can read Volume 1 of how the Spurs were doing after their first 10 games of the season...
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4 days ago

Leonard’s clutch jumper lifts Spurs past Wizards at home

Highlights: Danny Green only hit one shot all night, but it was no doubt the biggest for the San Antonio Spurs. Green’s three combined with Kawhi Leonard’s game-winner lifted the Spurs to a 107-105 win over the Washington Wizards at the AT&T Center on Friday night. Leonard led the Spurs with 23 points, including a jumper with six second left in regulation to win the game...
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5 days ago

Parker to sit vs Wizards with left quad contusion injury

AT&T CENTER – Prior to the San Antonio Spurs’ game against the Washington Wizards, the Spurs announced point guard Tony Parker will sit out of the game with a left quad contusion injury. “Tony’s out,” said Popovich. “The knee, same one.” Parker has already missed six games this season with right knee soreness and rest on other occassions. As for who will start...
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5 days ago

Austin Developments: D-League Spurs Update

With two weeks of the NBA Development League season completed, it’s time to check in and see how the Austin Spurs are faring on their quest for a second D-League championship. After being defeated last Friday, the Spurs find themselves at 4-2 to start the season, and have a week off before facing a stretch of seven games in 16 days, including three back-to-back’s, starting tonight...
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6 days ago

Despite home woes, Spurs’ perfect road record shows teams potential

After Wednesday night’s 94-87 win against the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs remain undefeated on the road. The Spurs currently sit second in the Western Conference with their 15-4 record, a game and a half behind the Golden State Warriors. While a perfect road record is definitely something to be proud of, the 5-time champion Spurs can’t seem to get into a groove at...
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6 days ago

The Spurscast Ep. 418 – Rookies, Rankings, & Ravings

Jose and Ryan talk NBA rookies, the surprisingly mediocre Spurs home record, and rankings in this early season. They give away Mike Monroe’s new book at the end of the show, so listen all the way through! It’s the one and only Spurscast – The original San Antonio Spurs Podcast. https://thebloguin.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/418_rookies.mp3Download the audio and listen to us...
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Prospect Watch: Josh Hart

The San Antonio Spurs are cruising right now and on their way to another playoff season (knock on wood). That would guarantee the Spurs will be picking outside of the lottery once again, so it’s my job to make sure you’re educated about college players the team could try to draft come June. This week’s prospect is no stranger to big games and certainly would be a good fit for...
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7 days ago

Previewing Spurs’ December Schedule

The San Antonio Spurs had a strange month. On one hand, they had a solid record of 11-4 for November and had some strong performances on the road against some quality opponents, such as the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, and Charlotte Hornets. On the other hand, the Spurs were the recipients of some difficult losses at home and habitually struggled to close out fourth...
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7 days ago

Spurs rally to down Mavs, stay perfect on road

Patty Mills saw his team struggling for the second straight night, this time on the road. With his team down as many as 12 – the Aussie caught fire, keeping his team perfect away from home in the process. Mills scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the final 12 minutes, lifting the Spurs to a 94-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks inside the AmericanAirlines Center on Wednesday...
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7 days ago

The Spurs’ 4-4 start at home

AT&T CENTER – Heading into Tuesday’s contest against the Orlando Magic, the San Antonio Spurs were favored to win by 13.5 points. After 48 minutes of play, it was the Magic who came out not only victorious, but they were the ones with a double-digit win in their pocket, as they defeated the Spurs by 12 points. For the Spurs, their mediocrity at home continues to be an early...
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8 days ago

Spurs fall to Magic as home struggles continue

Highlights: It was a game that was a struggle for the San Antonio Spurs from the opening tip. Literally nothing went the Silver and Black’s way as they saw their nine game winning streak come to an end at home, somewhere they’ve struggled in this still young season. Kawhi Leonard had 21 points, but it was not enough as the Spurs fell 95-83 to the Orlando Magic at the AT&...
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Early Trends in the Kawhi Leonard Era

The Spurs have gone 14-3 to open the post Tim Duncan era, including a 10-0 road start matched only in league history by several championship winning teams and last year’s 73-9 Warriors squad. Kawhi Leonard has played a major role in achieving this early success, and San Antonio’s retooled bench and back line defense are getting the job done. The Kawhi Leonard era is young, but...
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8 days ago

Bench Briefings: Latvian Sniper, A Davis Bertans Story

For the second year in a row, there’s a rookie sensation out of Latvia that’s terrorizing the NBA with his sharpshooting. Okay, maybe Davis Bertans isn’t on the same level as Kristaps Porzingis…yet, but the 24-year-old forward has made a solid impression lately. His numbers are meager – 3.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.6 blocks – but he’s been impactful off...
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10 days ago

Film Analysis: Early use of high-low passing between Spurs’ frontcourt

The quintet of LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, David Lee, Dewayne Dedmon, and rookie Davis Bertans currently make up the San Antonio Spurs’ frontcourt this season. When looking at how those five players are developing chemistry when on the floor together in lineups of two, the high-low passing sequence might be a good indicator of when players are getting a knack of finding their...
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10 days ago

Spurs down Wizards for ninth straight win

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs knew their three game East coast trip would not be easy. Down to the final game it was anything but. However,  a team effort saw them stay perfect on the road and extend their win streak. LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points as the Spurs earned a 112-100 win over the Washington Wizards inside the Verizon Center on Saturday night, improving to 10-0...
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11 days ago

Spurs wrap up win in Boston on Black Friday

Highlights: David Lee admitted he was out of shape when coming into camp with the Boston Celtics last season. Coming into a holiday break as a member of the San Antonio Spurs, he showed the C’s what they are missing. Lee’s performance off the bench help lift the Spurs to a 109-103 win over the Celtics inside T.D. Garden on Friday afternoon, staying perfect on the road. Kawhi...
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12 days ago

What Are Spurs Fans Thankful For?

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are a few things San Antonio Spurs fans might say they’re thankful for at the dinner table tonight, in regards to the team. Kawhi Leonard Pick and Rolls Leonard has very quietly become one of the league’s best pick-and-roll scorers. After the preseason it was clear that Leonard worked on this part of his game over the summer, and he has continued...
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13 days ago

Finding Spurs Trends: Same, but different, but still same

[Editor’s Note: The piece below was written prior to the San Antonio Spurs’ victory over the Charlotte Hornets on 11/23/2016.] It’s old news to Spurs fans that there’s a different look and feel to the Silver & Black this season. In case you haven’t been counting, it has been 135 days since Tim Duncan announced he was retiring from the game of basketball. It was an event...
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14 days ago

Prospect Watch: Lauri Markkanen

The San Antonio Spurs are finally picking up some wins at home and that should have fans optimistic for another playoff run and thus, a pick outside of the lottery in the upcoming NBA Draft. There are plenty of great choices for players outside the top 14 picks in what is promising to be an incredibly deep draft. This week’s draft prospect is Lauri Markkanen out of Arizona. The...
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14 days ago

Spurs escape Charlotte with seventh straight win

Highlights: Despite the San Antonio Spurs may have moved on to a new era with Kawhi Leonard, but Tony Parker is still a key member of the team. He made that clear in a pre Thanksgiving matchup with the Charlotte Hornets. Parker scored the final six points for the Silver and Black as they earned a 119-114 win over the Hornets inside the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night for their...
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14 days ago
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