San Antonio Spurs 92, Dallas Mavericks 113: Spurs fumble Game 2

AT&T CENTER–On most nights,  the San Antonio Spurs are a fine-tuned, highly sophisticated basketball machine. A whirling dervish of player movement built around a complex layer of basketball reads. In Game 2, that machine was brought to a grinding halt in the Spurs 92-113 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, evening the series at 1-1. Like […]

Before Tip-Off: Calderon’s defensive focus in Game 1, limit Spurs’ Green

AT&T CENTER – During the regular season, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green had averaged 12.3 points on 60% shooting from 3-point range against the Dallas Mavericks. Green specifically had a 22 point night in December and 15 point night in April against the Mavericks, as he shot a combined 10 of 14 from long […]

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Reflections on Gregg Popovich and the Coach of the Year Award

On Tuesday afternoon, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich accepted his third NBA Coach of the Year Award, said a few words, and likely, promptly tossed the trophy in an unlabeled box and went back to work. After all, the switch-heavy defensive schemes the Dallas Mavericks employed in Game 1 demand attention, and the […]

Knicks’ Phil Jackson: The Spurs are not a dynasty

Phil Jackson is at it again. Jackson, who is now the Knicks’ President, has never been one to shy from taking verbal jabs at the San Antonio Spurs. Ever since he’s been in the league (and especially when he was with the Lakers during the Spurs-Laker rivalry) he has called the Spurs out for having […]

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Making sense of Mavs’ decision not to start Harris

The start of the postseason is like Christmas Day.  You wait all year long for the day to come.  For all the fans across the world that cheer on the San Antonio Spurs, this was that day.  From the way their season ended a year ago, it was time for redemption.

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Spurs Game 2 Adjustments

When looking back at game one for the umpteenth time, there was a sudden realization. It was the very first game of the 2014 playoffs. Teams will have to adjust to the sudden change in the way the game gets played. Defense gets amped up a bit. The best players play more minutes. Coaches get […]

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5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Mavericks (Game 2)

The San Antonio Spurs (1-0) will look to take a commanding lead over the Dallas Mavericks (0-1) tonight in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. The Spurs narrowly took Game 1 winning 90-85. The Spurs went on a 19-4 run to close the game and cruise to the win. Tim Duncan scored a game-high 27 points […]

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Project Spurs’ first annual Spurs awards

The 2013-14 regular season is over. The Spurs won 62 games. They had two winning streaks of 10+ games or more — a 19-gamer and a 11-gamer, respectively. It was remarkable and, frankly, a lot of fun to watch the season materialize organically. To commemorate the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs, I doled out several Spurs […]

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Tiago Splitter: Dirk Nowitzki didn’t look comfortable in Game 1

Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki performance in Game 1 versus the San Antonio Spurs was on he would like to forget. Dirk had a terrible shooting night and finished with 11 points off 4-of-14 shooting. And though some may point at Nowitzki himself for his poor performance, Spurs’ Tiago Splitter had a huge hand in slowing down […]

Retro Diary: Spurs-Mavericks, Game 1

This picture best describes Game 1. For about 41 minutes it felt like nothing went the Spurs way, until Dallas decided that making baskets wasn’t fun anymore, and let the Spurs dominate the last eight minutes of the game. But before we start previewing Wednesday’s Game 2, it’s time to take a second look back […]

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Gregg Popovich preaches perspective following NBA Finals defeat

The NBA named San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich the 2013-14 Coach of the Year. It’s Popovich’s third Coach of the Year award, putting him in exclusive company: Pat Riley and Don Nelson are the only other coaches with three Coach of the Year awards. So, the question remains: Where will Pop keep his awards? […]

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Boylen is top pick for Jazz

The NBA “family tree” of the San Antonio Spurs has grown over the years and it appears it might continue to grow even longer next season. Less than a year after losing both Mike Budenholzer and Brett Brown, it seems the Spurs might be in danger of losing yet another assistant coach. A source close […]

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Devin Harris: “We’re due for a win against Spurs”

The San Antonio Spurs have defeated the Dallas Mavericks 10 consecutive times and apparently that is enough for Dallas guard Devin Harris. “We’re due for one (a win),” Harris said after the Mavericks’ Game 1 loss to the Spurs. Dallas knows first hand just how difficult it is to beat San Antonio. They had a […]

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Tim Duncan didn’t speak with rookie Tony Paker

After three successful runs to the NBA title in 2003, 2005 and 2007, it is safe to say San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are on the same page and have impeccable chemistry. Then again, maybe it took a while for that to develop. When Parker was a rookie in the 2001-02 season, […]

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