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Spurscast 357: Two-Face

Two impressive performances versus the Atlanta Hawks and Oklahoma City Thunder. Two equally embarrassing loses against the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks.

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?

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Spurscast 356: Return of the Derp

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.

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Halftime Spurscast: Spurs 64, Cavs 62

AT&T CENTER – It’s halftime in San Antonio, as the San Antonio Spurs are leading the Cleveland Cavaliers 64-62.

The Spurs were led by Tony Parker with 19 points while the Cavs are were led by Kyrie Irving with 22 points.

To recap the first half, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia break down what went right and when went wrong for San Antonio in the first half.

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Pregame Spurscast: Spurs vs. Cavs

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs (40-23) host the Cleveland Cavaliers (41-25) tonight in San Antonio in an East versus West clash. The Spurs are riding a 6-game winning streak and hope to send LeBron James and the Cavs a loss for the season and snap their 2-game win streak.

Heading into tonight’s game, in his pregame press conference, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich announced Tim Duncan would play despite suffering a hyper-extended elbow injury against Toronto while Manu Ginobili  is still questionable.

Here to preview tonight’s matchup and break everything down, is Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia in this special edition of the Spurscast.

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Spurscast 355: False Alarm?

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?

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 8: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots against Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls during the game on March 8, 2015 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parker and Leonard Continue to Dominate, Spurs Win 116-105

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.

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(Spurscast Special) Halftime Report: Spurs 57, Bulls 39

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls are at the half and the Spurs hold a 51-39 lead.

Leading the way is Tony Parker with 10 points and Patty Mills chipping in with eight points off the bench.

To recap the first half action, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia, Aaron Preine and Paul Garcia break down what went right and what went wrong for San Antonio as well as the keys to the second half for the Spurs.

 

 

SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 15: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts against the Miami Heat during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. 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)

Spurscast Special Edition: Spurs vs. Bulls Pregame Podcast

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs (38-23) will host the Chicago Bulls (39-24) in an afternoon matinee in San Antonio. The Spurs are on a 4-game winning streak and will look to make is five in a row.

Before tipoff, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Aaron Preine break down the game. What are the keys to a Spurs win? Has the team turned the corner? What about Tony Parker?

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Postgame Podcast: Spurs dethrone the Kings 112-85

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs started off their six-game home stand with a 112-54 throttling of the Sacramento Kings in their first home game since the Rodeo Road Trip. With the win, the Spurs move their record to 37-23.

The Spurs were led by Kawhi Leonard’s 21 points while Tony Parker chipped in with 19 points. The Spurs’ bench also made a huge impact with 50 points led by Manu Ginobili and Macro Belinelli’s 13 points a piece.

To recap the game, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia breakdown the win for San Antonio live from the AT&T Center. (more…)

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Halftime Podcast: Spurs 54, Kings 38

AT&T CENTER — It is the end of the first half between the San Antonio Spurs and Sacramento Kings with the score 54-38, Spurs with the lead. The Spurs were led by Kawhi Leonard’s 19 points and Manu Ginobili’s six points off the bench.

The Kings were led by Rudy Gay’s eight points while DeMarcus Cousins chipped in seven points but was hampered with three personal fouls in the first half.

To recap the first-half between the Spurs and Kings, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia bring to you this live podcast from the AT&T Center.

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Spurscast 354: Beautiful Shiny Button

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?

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Spurscast 353: Praise Marty Moose

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).

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Spurscast 352: ROAD TRIP, BRAH

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?

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Spurscast Special: Clippers blast the Spurs 105-85

AT&T CENTER – The Los Angeles Clippers blasted the San Antonio Spurs tonight in San Antonio, beating them 105-85. From tip-off to the closing seconds, the Spurs looked out-matched and uninspired as the Clippers ran away with this game.

With the loss, the Spurs drop to 30-18 for the season and will next host the Magic this Wednesday at the AT&T Center.

To recap tonight’s Spurs loss, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia breakdown what went wrong and what possibly went right for San Antonio in a disappointing performance as well as bring you audio from the Clippers’ locker room after their win in San Antonio. (more…)

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First half podcast recap: Spurs 42, Clippers 56

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers are at the half and the score is 56-42, Clippers with the lead.

The Spurs coughed up the ball 10 times leading to 15 Clippers points. Add the fact the Spurs’ bench only mustered 10 points, while the Clippers’ bench scored 19 points, and the Clippers out-rebounding the Spurs 25-17, this led to San Antonio looking at a 14 point deficit at the half.

To break down the first half, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia report live from the AT&T Center.

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