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About a Win: Spurs 104, Rockets 103

With six seconds remaining in the fourth quarter Friday and the Houston Rockets trailing the San Antonio Spurs 104-103, the Rockets came out of a timeout with a play to try to get MVP candidate James Harden to attack the basket for a layup. As Harden got through the first wave of the Spurs’ defense […]

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Spurs’ Defense on Leading Scorers in Last 22 Games

AT&T CENTER – Heading into Wednesday’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, NBA MVP candidate James Harden left the game averaging 27.6 points per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. One way Harden usually helps get his points outside of making shots, layups and dunks, is by getting the free throw […]

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 12: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs glares over at the bench in the second half of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Portland Trail Blazers during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on May 12, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. The Blazers won the game 103-92. 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 Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Parker, Bonner available to play Wednesday vs. Rockets; Splitter, Belinelli out

AT&T CENTER – After suffering tightness in his right Achilles Tuesday in the first half of the San Antonio Spurs’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich announced Wednesday guard Tony Parker will return against the Houston Rockets, who San Antonio will host on the second night of a back-to-back set. […]

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About a Win: Spurs 113, Thunder 88

Sunday, even with MVP candidate Stephen Curry on the same floor, Golden State Warriors Head Coach called San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard “phenomenal” and “the best player on the floor” for that one evening, as Leonard led the Spurs past the Warriors. Two days later, Leonard shared the floor with another MVP candidate in […]

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)

Inside the Spurs’ Last 20 Games

AT&T CENTER – With their 107-92 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Easter Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs won their seventh game in a row, but more importantly, they won their 17th game in their last 20. Another way to put it, the Spurs are 17-3 in their last 20 games, with two of […]

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The addition from within the roster: Aron Baynes

AT&T CENTER – After winning their fifth title in franchise history last summer, the San Antonio Spurs’ front office did something they had not done in each of their post-championship summer breaks; they brought back every member of their title winning team to try to defend the crown the following season. Outside of Austin Daye, […]

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 95, Heat 81

Over the last two Tuesday’s, the San Antonio Spurs hadn’t fared well in road games on those days, as the team had recently fallen to the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks on a Tuesday in consecutive weeks, after double-digit leads in both of those games. Tuesday in Miami against an injured Heat team looked […]

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About a Win: Spurs 103, Grizzlies 89

AT&T CENTER – Heading into the fourth quarter Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs held a 70-66 lead over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies. In those first four and a half minutes of the fourth, Kawhi Leonard (25 points) carried his team, as he alone outscored the Grizzlies 15-9 to start the fourth, and the Spurs would […]

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 […]

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