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Austin Spurs Update: 4/25/16

It’s pretty obvious by the picture we used for this post that the Los Angeles D-Fenders had something to celebrate this week, as the purple and gold managed to knock off the Austin Spurs in the D-League Western Conference Finals. The only way it could be more obvious is if we slapped a couple of […]

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Frontcourt Report 3: Decisive Victory

When the Project Spurs staff was polled about opening round predictions, the only disagreement seemed to be whether or not the Memphis Grizzlies would be able to steal a game in the ‘Grindhouse.’ The two games in Memphis seemed more competitive than the first two in San Antonio, but one of the most lopsided playoff series in […]

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Spurs complete sweep of Grizzlies, advance to Semifinals

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3RIMHMIqk4 The San Antonio Spurs knew they needed to end their first round series as quickly as possible in order to give his team some time to rest before the next round. The Silver and Black responded by dominating the Memphis Grizzlies and clinching the series. Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as he led […]

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Spurs Frontcourt Playoff Report 2

Charles Barkley joked that Reggie Miller “might be the worst analyst on television” after Miller suggested during Game 2 that the beaten up Grizzlies would play better against San Antonio in the Grindhouse in Memphis. Many of us were probably just as surprised as the Chuckster that Reggie’s prediction came true in Game 3, but unlike […]

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Spurs put Grizzlies on brink with Game 3 win

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmhJaAtkSrs The San Antonio Spurs knew things would get tougher when their playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies shifted scenes. They were correct in their assumption and their rising star led them to victory and one win away from advancing to the next round. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points as he led the Spurs […]

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Scouting Spurs’ Round Two Opponent

With the San Antonio Spurs holding a firm 2-0 lead in their series against the Memphis Grizzlies, winning both games by 25 plus points, it seems more than likely the Spurs will be advancing to the second round. Their next opponent will be the winner of the series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the […]

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Wingin’ It: First Round Games 1 and 2

Through the first two games Memphis has done nothing to disprove my theory that they are the worst NBA playoff basketball team of all time. Again, this is no fault of their own, as injuries to their top two players (Mike Conley and Marc Gasol) and a handful of others have decimated the roster and […]

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Spurs Frontcourt Playoff Report 1

When we were divvying up assignments for covering this postseason run, I called dibs on frontcourt play for a few reasons. First and foremost, this San Antonio team will go as far as the tandem of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge takes them. Secondly, there are some questions about the other frontcourt players. Will Tim […]

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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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Spurs coast to Game 2 win over Grizzlies

Game Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgz9x-WnTsA The San Antonio Spurs know if they relax for even a second, the Memphis Grizzlies could steal a game in the Alamo City. After seeing the Dallas Mavericks steal a game in Oklahoma City, the Silver and Black knew they would need to dominate one more time before the series goes to […]

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Game 2 Adjustments for Spurs

After the San Antonio Spurs protected their home court in Game 1 after a 106-74 win, there’s very little the team might be looking to adjust or change for their next meeting on Tuesday. San Antonio played to their strengths by relying on their two superstars of Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge (37 points combined), […]

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Spurs limit Randolph in Game 1

AT&T CENTER – This season, Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, also known as “Zbo,” was tied with Mike Conley as the second leading scorer on his team with 15.3 points per game. With Conley and Marc Gasol both sustaining season ending injuries, Randolph was left to carry the depleted Grizzlies for the rest of the […]

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Kawhi Leonard named 2015-16 Defensive Player of the Year

The NBA has announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been named the 2015-16 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.  He received the most first place votes, 88, and 547 total points to make him the repeat winner, edging out the likes of Golden State’s Draymond Green and Miami’s Hassan Whiteside. Leonard is […]

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Spurs take Game 1 with rout of Grizzlies

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I_A24dO9IY The San Antonio Spurs know that records, stats and regular season accomplishments mean nothing once the playoffs begin. The only number that matters is 16 – the number of wins to capture a championship. The Silver and Black began that journey on Sunday. Kawhi Leonard had 20 points as he led the Spurs […]

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Grizzlies’ Tony Allen to play in Game 1 vs. Spurs

AT&T CENTER – Heading into the opening playoff game of the first round series between the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies, Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen was listed as questionable to play in the game with a sore left hamstring injury. Down four key players to their rotation already due to injury, the Grizzlies couldn’t […]

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Austin Spurs Playoff Update: 4/17/2016

Game 1 of the Development League’s Western Conference Finals is in the books, and just like the first round, the Austin Spurs find themselves on the verge of being swept. First quarter struggles managed to doom the Spurs from the jump. The Los Angeles D-Fenders used a 16-2 run that saw point guard Vander Blue […]

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Spurs vs. Grizzlies series predictions

With Game 1 of the playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies kicking off tomorrow in San Antonio, I polled our staff and a few media members to get their predictions. As for my prediction, while a first round series with the Memphis Grizzlies brings up bad memories for Spurs fans, the […]

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Round 1: Scouting the Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs open their 2016 Playoff run Sunday, when they host the seventh seeded Memphis Grizzlies, who will have to play in the series without two of their key players – All-Star Marc Gasol (right foot fracture) and dynamic point guard Mike Conley (left Achilles tendinitis). Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, the Spurs will […]

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