A tough FIGASENI for a tired team could make or break the Spurs’ season. If you’ve been hanging around Pounding the Rock for a long time, you know that we have a bit of our own language here, which can be viewed on the site Lexicon.
San Antonio falls just short as they extend their losing streak to a season-high five games. The San Antonio Spurs extended their season-high losing streak to five games after falling to the white-hot Nuggets on the second leg of their midseason miniseries with Denver.
Redemption was briefly possible in the Spurs’ comeback bid in their second match up with the Nuggets. The Spurs once again battled a hot Nuggets team, owners of the current longest winning streak in the league.
The Spurs tried hard to break their losing spell but the Nuggets end up having too much as they outlast the Spurs; 121-119. The San Antonio Spurs’ losing streak extended to five games with a gutsy loss to the Denver Nuggets.
The Spurs fought hard but fell just short of the Nuggets. The Spurs fell to the Nuggets again on Friday night in an up and down contest that saw the Silver and Black drag themselves back from the verge of getting blown out multiple times before finally succumbing at the buzzer to a relentless Denver attack.
In all their decorated history, the San Antonio Spurs have been renowned for being pioneers of the game by bucking league-wide trends. With Gregg Popovich at the helm, the Silver and Black have consistently zigged as the others zagged, with this outlier image helping them fight their way to five NBA titles.
The 1997-98 San Antonio Spurs were close to being even deeper in their record-setting bounce-back campaign. With Tim Duncan’s signing that season and Gregg Popovich’s self-promotion to head coach the year prior, San Antonio set what was then a record for the biggest turnaround in an NBA season.
Where are the Silver and Black headed and how can they make the most of their current roster construction? Between COVID-19 and a rarely vacant injury report, the San Antonio Spurs have experienced their fair share of adversity in what might go down as the strangest season in NBA history.
Throughout the 2000s, the San Antonio Spurs were an absolute dynasty. While Tim Duncan and Tony Parker receive a lot of the credit for this, Manu Ginobili was an essential part of the Spurs’ culture and organization.
The hits keep coming and they don’t stop coming. This one was always going to be an uphill battle. It’s hard to imagine a worse opponent for the Spurs to face in their current state than the resplendent Denver Nuggets.
The Spurs should consider bringing back those ugly camo unis at this point. In yet another tough loss to the rising Nuggets, the Spurs hung tough for most of the game only to succumb late to the Nuggets’ depth and superior talent.