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Clarification on Duncan’s ‘Game Over’ comment

By now, every San Antonio Spurs fan has seen or heard about Tim Duncan’s infamous “Game over” stated late in the first quarter of last Friday’s Spurs-Miami Heat tilt. A nationally-televised game from the folks at ESPN put more eyes on the court and more cameras in the arena. One of those cameras just so […]

So Far, So Good, So-crates?

What is it about this team and season? It’s just uncanny how familiar it all is, as if we’ve seen this all before. This script, it feels as if it’s already been written. Of course, just about the time one comes to that kind of a realization, has it crystallized in their mind and believes […]

Life After Death: Health Meets Pride

So that just happened. Forty-two games are in the book, the NBA season’s official midway now in the rear view, and the Spurs are exactly where everyone thought they’d be. San Antonio, Texas. But their league standing? Not even the most optimistic or delusional of fans could have seen this start coming. An improvement? Sure. […]

San Antonio Spurs: At a loss

“They were hungrier than we were, and we started the game sloppy, and it, we, set a tone. “ Just a taste of what the Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich had to say after seeing his team fall to the Knicks 128-115 on Tuesday night, but none more true or appropriate. Not when when speaking […]

Length, Speed and Swagger: Spurs’ Recipe for Success–Part 1

The Spurs just don’t have it. They just don’t have, it. Whatever “it” has been this year—by most accounts, defensive help in the frontcourt and on the wing—the lack of it has prevented a fair amount of people, fans or otherwise (this guy included) from jumping on the Spurs’ championship bandwagon. Call it conventional wisdom, […]

Mailing it in with Kap

This week’s fan email comes courtesy of ZILLA, his question: Why isn’t Tiago Splitter getting any playing time? And do you think the Spurs should add another big for the playoffs? It may be a question originating from well off the beaten path and completely out of left field, most likely on a topic San […]

Taking greatness for granted

More often than not, it’s something we’ve found ourselves doing with the stoic consistency of Tim Duncan. There were times he’d put up 20-plus points and 15-plus rebounds and if it happened in a loss, it would seem you’d always hear about a couple of tentative post moves or an ill-timed or costly turnover. The […]

Coach, can we talk?

Ya know, we really have come along way, Coach. It seems as if just yesterday I was cursing you and your decision to oust Bob Hill—in retrospect, not one of my finer moments, and none-too-fair to you. But, in all fairness, Hill didn’t just look good on the sidelines, it was as if he came […]

Thanks, and here’s hoping

The San Antonio Spurs are 12-1 and atop the league standings. Over the past eight days, they’ve defeated the Thunder in OKC — on the second night of a back to back. They’ve beaten the Jazz in Utah — exacting a little revenge from last year’s regular-season sweep (4-0). They’ve managed to tame two Eastern […]

Simma down now

Alright, I’ll admit. I’m a fan. First, and foremost. Tiago Splitter’s arrival has been so long in the waiting and so desperately needed, that patience can easily run its course. And as much as one tries to remove themselves enough to think of clear mind and sound rationale, fandom has a way of rearing its […]

The 2010-11 San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers

After a grueling 8-week boot camp and conditions that would make just about any grown man cry, the San Antonio Spurs have weeded out the weak, the meek and the feint of heart. 15 women survived, here are their stories: (Actually none of that is true. Well, I suppose you could say they had some […]

2010-11 NBA All-Star Ballot released

Official release: LOS ANGELES — The 2011 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled today during a special tip-off event in Los Angeles, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2011. NBA All-Star Balloting presented by T-Mobile will begin this afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. The 60th NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and […]

Hill out vs. Suns

Official press release: SAN ANTONIO, (Nov. 3, 2010) – Spurs guard George Hill will not play tonight at Phoenix. Hill is suffering from muscle spasms in his right trapezius after being fouled by Craig Smith in the second quarter of the Spurs 97-88 win over the L.A. Clippers on Nov. 1. Smith received a flagrant […]

A Wing and a Prayer

To know inward is to have the ability to look outward. To know is to acknowledge what you do and do not have or have the knowledge for. It’s having the intellectual curiosity or need to ascertain the requisite resources to enlighten or inform. To know is to have the tried and true, the answer […]

Ready, set, Tiago

via Jeff McDonald – Express-News Forty months after the Spurs made Splitter the 28th overall pick in the 2007 draft, and after he spent his entire first NBA preseason on the shelf with a strained calf muscle, the 6-foot-11 Brazilian player has been cleared play in tonight’s game against the L.A. Clippers at the Staples […]

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