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SPURSCAST EPISODE 398- Nothing Compares 2 You

The Playoffs roll on. The Spurs roll on. San Antonio keeps their momentum as they await a second round matchup- presumably against Oklahoma City. The only thing that could overshadow something as big as the NBA Playoffs, is actually something really small. 5’2” to be exact. Prince Rogers Nelson died this week at the age of 57. We affectionately reflect on his life, and his impact on ours.

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SPURSCAST EPISODE 397- The Story So Far…

We aren’t done. Not by a long shot. But the Spurs just pulled down the towel faster than Val Venis, and now they’re up big in their opening in their series against the Grizzlies. Are they on the fast track to the second round? You betcha. Are they favorites for the Finals? Not just yet. Jose and Ryan break it down on this episode of the Spurscast.

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SPURSCAST- EPISODE 396- PLAYOFF PREVIEW

What do NSYNC, Brandy, La Chat, Cowboy Troy, and Casey Veggies all have in common? They were mentioned on Episode 396 of the Spurscast. Good for them, better for you. Jam those buds deep into your earholes and enjoy the smooth sounds of Jose and Ryan, and special guest panel: Paul Garcia, Ben Bornstein, and Tom Petrini, as they break down the first round of the Playoffs.

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SPURSCAST EPISODE 395- RASSLIN’, WRESTLING, & RESTING

There aren’t many games left in this season, and the Spurs are virtually locked into the second seed in the West. The Warriors are in pursuit of 73 wins, and the Clippers get a star back. But, who will have the momentum come Playoff time? Listen to Jose and Ryan break it all down on the latest Spurscast. SPORTS!

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Spurscast 394- WARRIORS…Come out to play.

Godzilla v. Mechagodzilla. Thunderlips v. Rocky. Cruz v. Trump. All are child’s play compared to the epic showdown Saturday night in the AT&T Center. San Antonio pressed the Warrior’s collective faces into the dirt to even the season series at 1-1. But, is this the sign that the Warriors are finished, and the Spurs are back on top. Tap the breaks a little bit and listen to Jose and Ryan break it all down, with special guest Paul Garcia, on the latest Spurscast.

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Spurscast Episode 393- The Stretch Run

Just as the Spurs are bracing for the stretch run, so are the Warriors. These two titans-of-the-hardwood (sorry) are more likely to meet in the Western Conference Finals than Batman vs. Superman being a great movie. So, they’re gonna meet. So what could spoil the plans? Ryan breaks it all down with special guests Ben Bornstein and Paul Garcia, on the latest Spurscast.

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Spurscast Episode 392- Red Means Go

The Red Mamba is back. Well, he never left. Thank heavens. Now with Kevin Martin, are the Spurs poised to take down the Western Conference leading Warriors? Is Kawhi Leonard a realistic MVP candidate? Could Jose take down a sumo wrestler? Jose and Ryan break it all down on the latest Spurscast.

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Spurscast Episode 391- A Dark & Stormy & The Devil, You Know?

The Spurs’ inactivity around the NBA trade deadline was less than inspiring. But now they seem to be in the free agent mix. San Antonio is swapping out reserves, like point guard Ray McCallum, to make room for veteran Andre Miller, and they don’t appear to be done. On the eve of their first home game in some time, a lot seems unsettled. But should the Spurs stick with the devil they know? Jose and Ryan break it all down, with extra special guest, News4’s Casey Kiernan, on the Spurscast.

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Spurscast Episode 390 – My Shame Is True

The Spurs were all set to trudge through the 2016 Rodeo Road Trip unscathed, then an injury to Kawhi Leonard happened and then the Los Angeles Clippers happened. Then a shameful game against Phoenix happened. Is the future bright and bold for San Antonio? Or is the Western Conference getting too busy at the top? Jose and Ryan break it all down in Episode 390 of the Spurscast.

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Spurscast Episode 389- All Star Circus

The 2016 NBA All Star Game has now come and gone. Recap: Playas gonna play, and Ballas gonna ball, so to speak. Basketball was played, so you know the Spurscast is going to cover it. If it is fit to go into your earholes, Jose and Ryan pack it in. It starts rough and ends smooth, Its episode 389 of the Spurscast.

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Spurscast Episode 388- Road Dogs

Road Dogs is the name of this podcast episode, not Road House. If it was Road House, Jose would have a knife in his left boot, ready to roundhouse kick the NBA in the face. But alas, no Swayze-no-Wayze, as it were. So instead, Jose and Ryan talk the 2016 Rodeo-Road Trip, the All Star Break, engage in a bit of Spurs-talk, and of course cover the news from around the NBA.

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Spurscast Episode 387- Do You Even Lift, Bro?

In the past week the best defense in the NBA has been tested, and the Spurs are barely passing. Some are now questioning their health. Given that defense is the calling card of San Antonio, they will have to get stronger before they lose ground in the Western Conference. Ryan and guest-host Ben Bornstein do the heavy lifting in the latest Spurscast- with special guest host Jeff Jones, of NBC 4.

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Spurscast Episode 386- An Appropriate Fear

The San Antonio Spurs and Warriors met on Monday night in an epic showdown of the two best teams in the Western Conference. With a gutsy performance from Steph Curry, the Warriors came away with the win, and distanced themselves from San Antonio. But really, what is in a single win? Turns out, a lot. Jose and Ryan break it all down in the latest Spurscast.

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Spurscast 385: Midseason Review

The San Antonio Spurs are putting up historic numbers, and making it look easy. But, have they played anyone yet? Will San Antonio play their best basketball when it matters the most- say, January 25th against the Warriors? Jose and Ryan answer these questions and more as they break down the first half of the 2015-2016 NBA Season with guests Ben Bornstein and Paul Garcia.

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Spurscast 384: Leviathan

Thirty-eight games through their regular season, the San Antonio Spurs are churning out historically dominant numbers and with relative ease. A true test of strength arrives in Texas later this week with LeBron James and the East-leading Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite this intriguing match-up, fans are looking ahead to the January 25th road game versus the 35-2 Golden State Warriors. Will San Antonio be playing their best ball entering that game? And with a loaded slate of tough opponents in the dog days of the NBA season still looming, can the Spurs (currently on pace for 69 wins) legitimately threaten the 70 win barrier?
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Spurscast 383: Year of the Boban

Despite dropping another road game, the San Antonio Spurs are cruising toward a regular season franchise-best 67 wins. The Spurs have been propelled by the arrival of LaMarcus Aldridge, the MVP-caliber play of Kawhi Leonard, and the resurgence of Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. As usual, the bench has also been a major factor but this time there are new faces providing the punch. (more…)

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Spurscast 382: Juggernaut

The Golden State Warriors may be crushing out historic offensive statistics this season but the San Antonio Spurs are completely redefining the concept of dominant defense. San Antonio is currently posting the best team defensive rating in 42 years while holding opponents to a league-best 88.2 points per game. Though still under construction, the Spurs offense is coming along nicely and now boasts the third best offensive rating (108.2) in the league. Are the Spurs now truly on par with the reigning NBA Champions? (more…)

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Spurscast 381: Chasing San Francisco

At 18-5, the San Antonio Spurs are on pace for a 64 win season. They represent the top defensive unit in the NBA, currently the only team with average opponent per-game scoring average below 90. San Antonio also boasts impressive numbers in opponents shooting percentages while rolling out a top-ten offense. But, as impressive as they have looked, they’re still five games back of the undefeated Golden State Warriors. (more…)

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Spurscast 380: So Good…

In the 2013-14 championship season, the San Antonio Spurs made it to December with only three losses (14-3). This current version of the Silver and Black is off to a 9-2 start with seven games remaining in November. Could the Spurs best their 13′-14′ title campaign start? Much to the delight of fans, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili look fresh and are making plays once again. But are these performances sustainable for the old guards?

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Spurscast 379: So Far…

The San Antonio Spurs are off to a hot start at 6-2, sitting second in the Western Conference behind the currently undefeated Golden State Warriors. But, despite a solid launch, the Spurs are fighting through major rotation changes and shift in offensive philosophy. LaMarcus Aldridge is slowly finding his place, Kawhi Leonard’s game has ascended once again, and the ol’ trio of Tim, Tony, and Manu continue to settle into (slightly) lesser roles.

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