LATEST STORIES FROM PROJECT SPURS

Comparing the Western Conference to 'Breaking Bad' characters

I had some spare time and with the Spurs holding a healthy two-game lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference, it's the perfect timing to compare the Western Conference to Breaking Bad characters. (SPOILER ALERT: There will be plenty of spoilers. I'm pulling no punches. If you haven't seen the show, stop reading.)   Without further ado: ...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs Continue Their Run of Excellence

Building a team to contend for a title for a five to seven year window is a daunting task for any organization.  But imagine what is required to build a team that can maintain that excellence for over a decade and a half. With the San Antonio Spurs' 122-104 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday, the team just helped to pull back the curtain and show us what the blueprint...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

15 50-win seasons: By the numbers

The San Antonio Spurs won their 50th game for the 15th consecutive season. They've reached the 50 win threshold in 25 of their last 27 seasons.   "It's better than losing 50 straight, I guess," Gregg Popovich said postgame.   Popovich's response notwithstanding, that level of sustained excellence doesn't happen very often in the NBA, so...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Conversing with Malcolm Thomas: What he learned from Spurs, release & Leonard’s play

AT&T CENTER – Back on December 3, 2013, the San Antonio Spurs signed Malcom Thomas for a short period of time. After five assignments with the Austin Toros and playing in one game with San Antonio, Thomas was released on January 23, 2014. The following day, the team signed guard Othyus Jeffers to a 10-day contract in hopes of addressing the loss of Kawhi Leonard to injury ...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside the victory: Spurs 122, Jazz 104

AT&T CENTER – Unlike Friday evening, where the San Antonio Spurs found themselves ahead by 15 points after the first quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday’s 122-104 win against the Utah Jazz wasn’t as easy for San Antonio, as head coach Gregg Popovich finally pulled his starters from the game with 2:40 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Behind 21 points from Manu...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Surveying the Jazz before match with Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs (49-16) will look to extend their nine-game winning streak on Sunday as they host the Utah Jazz, who have lost three straight games, and are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Jazz are currently tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the worst record in the Western Conference at 22-44, as both have been eliminated from any chance at a playoff birth this season. Here’s...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Parker is the highest paid French athlete

San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker is ranked the highest paid French athlete in a recent survey by French magazine Le'Equipe. According to the survey, Parker grossed 14.2 million in 2013 making it the first time a French professional basketball player topped the list over a soccer player. According to the survey, Parker's endorsement deals spiked 15 percent in...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs assign Daye to Austin

Per San Antonio Spurs press release -- SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have assigned forward Austin Daye to the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. This will mark Daye’s first assignment to the Toros this season. The California native has appeared in two games this season for the Spurs since being acquired on Feb. 20, averaging...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marco Belinelli's three-point contest sneakers up for auction

San Antonio Spurs fans can own a piece of franchise history by bidding on Marco Belinelli's All-Star Three-Point Contest game-worn sneakers. Marco, who won the 2014 NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest in New Orleans, became the first Spur in team history to win the event. Belinelli defeated Bradley Beal to capture the crown in one of the most exciting shootouts in recent memory...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside the victory: Spurs 119, Lakers 85

A week ago, the Los Angeles Clippers were ahead by 51 points in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Friday, those same Lakers came into San Antonio as an 18-point underdog against the Spurs. If a person in Las Vegas was gambling and put money on San Antonio to win by 18 or more points, then they made a successful gambling attempt. The Spurs defeated the Lakers 119-85 in a blow...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stats conversation with Blazers coach Stotts, Spurs guard Green

With the NBA incorporating the new SportVU player tracking data this season, the amount of analytics for tracking players and teams just continues to expand. What started with the basic box score, moved into advanced statistics like measuring a team’s offensive and defensive rating on a basis of 100 possessions. For those that have access, the Synergy database also tracks individual...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard Full Highlights vs Blazers

We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs. You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in Spurs history. Stay tuned all season long to relive every dunk and moment that Kawhi makes on his way to becoming the next cornerstone of the Spurs franchise. Here are...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruce Bowen credits the return of Kawhi Leonard for Spurs' current winning streak

The San Antonio Spurs are back at full strength, and are on an eight-game winning streak, beating some of the NBA's top teams. And while some may be surprised the Spurs winning ways, former Spur Bruce Bowen isn't one of them. While on ESPN's "NBA Lockdown" show, Bowen credits the return of Kawhi Leonard as the main reason San Antonio is looking like the...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside the victory: Spurs 103, Trail Blazers 90

AT&T CENTER – Behind 15 points off the bench from Patty Mills, and with a team effort in which six players scored in double-figures, the San Antonio Spurs held on to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers Wednesday 103-90. What was an early blow out with the Spurs taking a 16 point lead into halftime, turned into a gritty second half, as the Blazers lost LaMarcus Aldridge early...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Title Contenders: Buy or Sell

During the course of the first half of the season, people were ready to book tickets for various teams such as the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder; while at the same time ready to write off the San Antonio Spurs. The Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors were placed in the category of wrong place at the wrong time.  They were the unfortunate...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs' versatile system clicking with healthy roster

The San Antonio Spurs are the leagues hottest team with the best record.  Many have wondered how this team could continue to be successful year in and year out.  It's simple.  The system.  The 'boring' Spurs as they are dubbed by many around the league, are on a seven game winning streak and have won 10 of their last 11 games since the All-Star break. What makes...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs roll past Bulls for 7th straight win

Both the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls continued their winning ways with victories over the two-­time defending NBA champion Miami Heat last week. However, no one expected a blowout when the Spurs and Bulls met for the second and final time in the regular season, on Tuesday.   Manu Ginobili scored 22 points as he led the league­ leading Spurs past the Bulls 104...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Q&A: Spurs vs. Bulls

With a big game coming up against the Chicago Bulls tonight, I talked to Avikar Saini of Bulls by the Horns to get a little Bulls insight prior to tonight's game. Chicago is 11-3 in their last 14 with the best defensive rating (96.3) in this span. Without Luol Deng and Derrick Rose. Is Tom Thibodeau a magician? How did this happen? To be honest, there are times I think...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Spurs have a problem in Houston?

The San Antonio Spurs currently own the best record in the NBA, thanks to help from the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. All signs are pointing towards a matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, but is there another team in Texas that presents a threat to the Silver & Black? The Houston Rockets are the hottest team in...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurs’ individual rankings through 62 games

With 20 games remaining on the San Antonio Spurs’ 2013-2104 regular season schedule, here’s a quick glimpse of where their core players rank between 1-25 overall in the NBA using MySyngerySports.com data. Read below for an explanation of what some of the metrics such as (PPP) Points per play, (OPPP) Opponent Points per play, and other relevant terms mean. Offensive Rank...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard Full Highlights vs Magic

We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs. You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in Spurs history. Stay tuned all season long to relive every dunk and moment that Kawhi makes on his way to becoming the next cornerstone of the Spurs franchise. Here are the...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Spurs are the No. 1 seed, but does it matter?

The San Antonio Spurs are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Just last month, they were four games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, with more than half of their roster injured. Broken metarcarpals. Broken noses. Othyus Jeffers starting. Shannon Brown starting. These things happened. And now, as of March 9, the Spurs have the best record in the conference. The Indiana...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Could this week be 'proving ground' for healthy Spurs?

For the San Antonio Spurs, having the “Big Three” of Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker along with other key players missing time is almost like a trip to the dentist.  You know it is going to happen, and you do your best to deal with it. Through the first half of the 2013-2014 season, the Spurs bench did a valiant job of holding down the fort while various starters...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside the victory: Spurs 121, Magic 112

Behind 54 combined points and 10 collective assists from Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, the San Antonio Spurs pushed their winning streak to six with a 121-112 victory over a gritty Orlando Magic team. Kawhi Leonard (17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks) was part of six Spurs players who scored in double-figures, to help the Spurs overcome a Magic team led by...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday Q & A with Orlando Magic Daily

As the San Antonio Spurs (45-16) prepare to host the Orlando Magic (19-44) Saturday, Project Spurs' own Quixem Ramirez and Phillip Rossman-Reich of the Orlando Magic Daily discussed the matchup in a Gameday Q & A. Quixem Ramirez: Orlando has the third worst record in the NBA. How far away are they...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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