After a gut-wrenching loss in game seven of the first round, the San Antonio Spurs now face a litany of questions concerning the team’s immediate and long-term future. Are Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili ready to hang up their hall-of-fame kicks? What happens with key players who will soon hit the unrestricted free agency market? Is Tiago Splitter fated for a change of scenery in order to make room for a marquee name? The reign of Gregg Popovich is also showing small signs of adjournment. Just how long will it be before Spurs fans are tossed into the cold abyss of the post-Popovich era?
Tim Duncan continued to showcase his immortality on Tuesday night with yet another playoff double-double and a clutch crunch-time block on uber-athlete Blake Griffin. Duncan’s performance this post-season continues to amaze and baffle basketball nerds across the landscape but the Spurs’ bench has been making its mark on this series as well.
In Game Two of this San Antonio – Los Angeles series, Tim Duncan transformed into an omniscient ball of light and carried the Spurs to a 1-1 series tie. The Big Fundamental tallied 28 points (14-23 FG) along with 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. San Antonio had an incredibly disappointing outing in the opening game and was carried to victory in the second match by Mr. Duncan and the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills. Homecourt advantage has swung but are the Spurs doomed by the bum legs of Tony Parker?
The San Antonio Spurs ended the 2014-15 regular season in a rather anti-climatic fashion, unraveling on the road against the young New Orleans Pelicans. San Antonio had been on an impressive run through most of March and April and were looking at a golden opportunity to enter the post-season as the second seed in the West. All the Spurs needed to do was simply win. Instead they’ll enjoy the luxury of being the sixth seed and skip two time zones to take on the Los Angeles Clippers.
The San Antonio Spurs are crushing teams and the last innocence of the human spirit. With only three games remaining in the regular season, the timing couldn’t be any better. But despite the incredible March/April run made by the defending the champs, home court might not be an option for the repeat title run. Still residing in the sixth spot, the Spurs are just a half game back from the second seed but will need assistance to get past tie-breakers to secure a higher seed.
The San Antonio Spurs have rattled off 15 wins out of their past 18 games and currently sit a half game back of the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers. Even greener pastures lie just ahead as the Spurs are only two games back of both the second-seeded Memphis Grizzles and Houston Rockets. The chaotic winter seems ages ago but consistency doubts still linger in the minds of Spurs fans. Are the Spurs finally playing at a peak level or is there more to achieve?
The 2014-2015 season for the San Antonio Spurs has been one of narratives. At first it was the question of effort and then it was the plague of injuries that essentially left Tim Duncan by his lonesome. The start of the new year was focused on chemistry and then whether or not Tony Parker was ready to be put out to pasture. And though the Spurs have recently churned out some incredible games, the new topic now is centered around the notion of consistency – or rather the lack thereof. With only eleven games remaining in the regular season, are the wild spikes of performances here to stay or is there another narrative around the corner?
The San Antonio Spurs have won eight of their last ten games but still find themselves near the tail end of the playoff pack. With only fifteen games left in the regular season, the window to gain ground in the standings is closing quickly. Nights like the New York Knicks debacle are no longer affordable losses.
The San Antonio Spurs six game winning streak comes in large part due to the resurgence of both Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard. The duo have averaged 47 combined points over the past four games, rekindling some of their fellow struggling teammates along the way. Just a week ago, many fans had either smashed the panic button or were preparing to do so. Is it too early now to say the Spurs season has finally turned the corner? Can Tony Parker sustain his current level of play or will health concerns rear its ugly head again?
AT&T CENTER — The San Antonio Spurs (39-23) push their winning streak to five with an impressive performance against the gritty Chicago Bulls (39-25). Chicago may have been without Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, and Jimmy Butler but their vaunted front court was still an incredibly difficult obstacle for San Antonio. The last time these two teams met, Pau Gasol’s 12 points, 17 rebounds, and 2 blocks led the Bulls in a complete route of the Spurs. This time around, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard put on the dominating performance.
In the Tim Duncan era, the San Antonio Spurs have only had six losing streak of four games or more. Two of those losing streaks have occurred this season. Despite carrying a supposedly healthy roster, the Spurs have failed to get their season out of the mud. This season’s Rodeo Road Trip will be the first ever to finish with a losing record. Sitting at 34-23, the Spurs are more likely to fall out of the playoff race than they are to snatch a higher seeding. With two-thirds of the season now in the books, is it time to smash the panic button on the Spurs?
The long Rodeo Road Trip continues tonight for the San Antonio Spurs with a stop in Los Angeles to take on the Blake Griffin-less Clippers. The Spurs went 2-1 on the short Eastern Conference leg of the trip, entering the NBA’s ceremonious halftime with a strong performance over the Detroit Pistons. Even with the NBA finally be back in action tonight, most of the basketball-world will still be processing the rumors and news leading up to today’s trade deadline at 3:00 PM (EST).
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Ray Allen will finally make his decision on which NBA team to make a post-season run with. Allen, who will turn 40 this summer, has been in limbo on the future of his 18-year career since the end of the Miami’s Finals run last year. The All-Time NBA leader in three-pointers […]
AT&T Center – The last time the Miami Heat were in San Antonio, black and silver confetti rained down from the rafters. On Friday night, the Heat (21-29) made their return to Texas to take on the still-calibrating San Antonio Spurs (32-18). No party favors were dropped this time around but the result was a […]
The 13th Annual Road Trip kicks-off this Sunday with the opening game taking place in the maple syrup Valhalla more commonly known as Toronto. The San Antonio Spurs boast an impressive record since the installation of the Rodeo Road Trip, amassing 71 wins out of the 100 games played to date. With the championship hangover still lingering, do the Spurs need their home court sabbatical more than ever?
The race for Western Conference Playoff seeding is heating up. The San Antonio Spurs have won eight of their last ten games and are now only four games back from the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies. While the Spurs are finally starting to gain a little traction this season, other title contenders are beginning to slip. Have the last few weeks changed the outlook of the Spurs’ post-season?
AT&T CENTER – It wasn’t the prettiest of double-digit victories, but the San Antonio Spurs got back on the winning track after handling a lifeless and Kobe-less Los Angeles Lakers, 99-85. San Antonio (28-17) returned home Friday night after an embarrassing performance the previous night in the Windy City against the supposedly beleaguered Bulls. Thursday’s defeat was only […]
According to Yahoo Sports, Kawhi Leonard should return to the Spurs lineup sometime over the next few weeks. Kawhi has been nursing a torn ligament in his shooting hand, originally labelled as a bruised hand, over the past month. San Antonio has been chaotic during Leonard’s absence and will need their 2014 NBA Finals MVP to help regain lost ground in the Western Conference standings.
AT&T CENTER — After one of the most tumultuous months in the team’s history, the San Antonio Spurs (21-14) couldn’t wait to get 2015 started on the right path. Their first step towards a better form came in a sold 101 – 92 victory against the Washington Wizards (22-11). The first game of 2015 for […]