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DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 14:  Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs leads his team against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on December 14, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Spurs defeated the Nuggets 99-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

For Popovich, statistics can help, but don’t always tell the proper story

AT&T CENTER – In writing the ‘Building the Machine: Volume 7’ analysis piece this past week, I noticed that in one area where the San Antonio Spurs weren’t improving much this season was in defending corner 3-pointers, as opponents were shooting 38.6% after 70 games this season from that area, which ranked 17th in the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 19:  Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs yells to his players during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on November 19, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Spurs defeated the Cavs 92-90. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Lack of consistency could derail Spurs’ hopes of deep playoff run

AT&T CENTER – Over a month ago, before the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in San Antonio on February 6, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich made the remarks of how the Spurs had not maintained consistency, at that point in the season. A month later, Wednesday evening before the Spurs defeated the Oklahoma […]

About a Win: Spurs 130, Thunder 91

AT&T CENTER – “I’m still mad from last night,” said San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (21 points), after his team rebounded after a loss in Dallas Tuesday, with a 130-91 blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder. “We were upset for what we did yesterday,” added Spurs guard Manu Ginobili after the game, “so we […]

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Building the Machine (Volume 7)

After Volume 6 of the season long ‘Building the Machine’ series, the San Antonio Spurs sat at 37-23 through 60 games of the season. In their last 10 games, the Spurs have begun to get back on the winning track, as they went 7-3, where two of those three losses needed overtime for the team […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs celebrates after the Spurs took the lead against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on November 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  The Spurs won 89-85.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

About a Win: Spurs 114, Hawks 95

Sunday was a matchup between two of the top five passing teams in the NBA, as the Atlanta Hawks (2nd in passing with 25.4 Assists Per Game) hosted the San Antonio Spurs (4th in passing with 24.3 APG). Though the Hawks were the team with four 2015 NBA-All Stars, it was the Spurs who came […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  Danny Green #4 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

About a Win: Spurs 114, Bucks 103

After their head coach said they should have been embarrassed for the performance they put forth on Tuesday in a loss to the 14-53 New York Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs rebounded Wednesday on a back-to-back set with a more focused attack, as they defeated a likely playoff team in the Milwaukee Bucks, 114-103. San […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 18:  Phil Jackson looks on during his introductory press conference as President of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

About A Loss: Knicks defeat Spurs in overtime

“It’s human nature you know, the top guys are sitting and you play down to the level of your competition, but like Pop said, we just have to raise and stay at a high level if we want to keep getting better and move up into the playoffs.” Those were the words of San Antonio […]

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About A Win: Spurs 123, Timberwolves 97

AT&T CENTER – Heading into the half Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs held a 10-point lead over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who were without 40% of their roster due to injuries. From the get-go of the third quarter, the Spurs went full force on the Wolves by using their defense to fuel their offense, as San […]

Head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Despite loss to Cavaliers, Spurs feel they’re getting better

AT&T CENTER – Despite losing in overtime, where they held a six-point lead with 33.9 seconds remaining, the mood and atmosphere of the San Antonio Spurs wasn’t one of disappointment Thursday evening in their locker room, but instead, encouragement. “We got better tonight, we’ve been playing well,” said Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich after the […]

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About A Win: Spurs 117, Raptors 107

AT&T CENTER – 15, 34, 40, 10, 19 and now 26. What do those numbers represent? Those numbers indicate the largest lead the San Antonio Spurs have held in each of their last six games. Tuesday, with 7:08 minutes left in the third quarter, the Spurs’ lead would rise to 26, as they held a […]

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Inside a Play: Green’s fourth quarter 3-pointer vs. Nuggets

With 2:34 left in the fourth quarter Friday, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried had just made a seven foot shot, to cut the San Antonio Spurs’ lead down to 110-107. On the following play, the Spurs would run a set to get Danny Green a 3-point look, and due to the lack of communication between […]

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About A Win: Spurs 120, Nuggets 111

AT&T CENTER – After losing four games in a row over a week ago, the San Antonio rebounded Friday evening by winning their fourth game in a row, by defeating the visiting refocused Denver Nuggets, 120-111. As they’ve done in the previous three wins for San Antonio, Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker led the way […]

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Building the Machine (Volume 6)

After Volume 5 of the season long ‘Building the Machine’ series, the San Antonio Spurs sat at 32-18 through 50 games of the season. In their last 10 games, the Spurs went through a roller coaster stretch, as the team went 5-5. The Spurs’ five wins in the last 10 games came against the Indiana […]

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About A Win: Spurs 101, Suns 74

Heading into Saturday’s contest in Phoenix between the San Antonio Spurs and Suns, the Suns had been scoring 107.1 points per 100 possessions after the All-Star Break, which was the second best scoring mark in the league during that stretch. At the NBA trade deadline, the Suns broke up their 3-headed point guard trio of […]

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