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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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Feb 9, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrates with San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Go for the Record with our NBA Regular Season Quiz

The 2015-16 NBA regular season is in the books! While this year’s playoffs promise to be legendary, there’s no denying that the regular season was full of excitement as well.  We saw records shattered, crazy off and on-the-court hi-jinks, and said hello and goodbye to a number of entertaining personalities.  How well were you paying […]

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Season in review: Spurs vs. Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs will face the seventh seeded Memphis Grizzlies in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday night. The regular season may have seen San Antonio sweep all four games from Memphis, but you cannot tell anything from regular season games, can you? Below, I break down the four meetings and […]

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Spurs close out regular season with win in Dallas

The San Antonio Spurs left six of their key players at home in their regular season finale against the Dallas Mavericks. Against a fully loaded Dallas team, the end result was a surprise. Boban Marjanovic scored a career-high 22 points with 12 rebounds as the Spurs earned a 96-91 win over the Mavericks to close […]

Spurs announce broadcast schedule for 1st round playoff series

 

Game 1 Sunday, April 17 Spurs vs. Grizzlies 7 PM FSSW
Game 2 TuesdayApril 19 Spurs vs. Grizzlies 8:30 PM FSSW
Game 3 FridayApril 22 Spurs at Grizzlies 8:30 PM FSSW
Game 4 SundayApril 24 Spurs at Grizzlies Noon ABC
Game 5* Tuesday, April 26 Spurs vs. Grizzlies TBD FSSW
Game 6* Thursday, April 28 Spurs at Grizzlies TBD FSSW
Game 7* Saturday, April 30 Spurs vs. Grizzlies TBD FSSW

*If necessary

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The Spurs’ third option – Parker

AT&T CENTER – Though the Oklahoma City Thunder were missing three key players in Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka Tuesday, the other members of the Thunder remained competitive for beyond 48 minutes, as it took the San Antonio Spurs overtime to comeback from an 18-point deficit and defeat the Thunder 102-98. Still bothered […]

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Spurs rally for win over Thunder in home finale

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1qmkE-RRCA The San Antonio Spurs wanted one more test before they begin the NBA Playoffs this weekend. They got that and more against an Oklahoma City Thunder team that was down three key players who were taking the night off. Kawhi Leonard had 26 points as he led the Spurs to a 102-98 come […]

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Austin Spurs Playoff Update: 4/12/16

With their backs against the wall early on in Game 3, the Austin Spurs managed to defeat the Rio Grande Valley Vipers with an incredible comeback, 89-88, clinching the series and a trip to the Western Conference Finals. Though the playoffs in the Development League are only three rounds, the Spurs will be punching their […]

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Keeping An Eye On Contenders: Clippers Need More Than Griffin’s Return

This NBA season was a hopeful one for the Los Angeles Clippers. The offseason drama that was DeAndre Jordan’s free agency played out in the team’s favor and this was supposed to be the breakout year for the Clippers in some onlooker’s estimation. Well, drama found the team once again in the form of Blake […]

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About A Loss: Spurs 86, Warriors 92

AT&T CENTER – Minus Tim Duncan (rest) and Boris Diaw (soreness, right adductor) Sunday, the San Antonio Spurs lost their first home game of the season to the Golden State Warriors 92-86. Here’s a look at some of the factors offensively and defensively in San Antonio’s 15th loss of the season. The Spurs’ Offense With […]

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Poor shooting night dooms Spurs in home loss to Warriors

48 minutes. That’s the amount of time you need to focus to defeat the defending champion and record setting Golden state Warriors. Unfortunately for the San Antonio Spurs, a lack of focus resulted in their first home loss of the season. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, but the Spurs fell 92-86 […]

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Popovich: Duncan, Diaw to sit vs. Warriors

AT&T CENTER – In the final regular season meeting between the two juggernauts of the NBA – the Golden State Warriors (71-9) and San Antonio Spurs (65-14), most core players for each squad will play in the game, however, Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich announced one of his starters and key bench players will be […]

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Throwback night from Duncan not enough against Nuggets

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cShuzLw3Zgg The San Antonio Spurs can always rely on their aging big man Tim Duncan. With the rest of his starting five taking the night off, he nearly lead his team to victory. If it weren’t for a few mistakes down the stretch. Duncan scored season-high 21 points, but the depleted Spurs fell 102-98 to […]

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Five Bullet Friday: Emulating the Spurs

• What we’re reading Tom Ziller of SB Nation writes that it’s an impossible task to emulate the Spurs because they are constantly evolving and adapting. While other franchises genuflect before San Antonio’s dominance, they rarely cite specific tactics they want to borrow. Tanking to get a chance to draft Tim Duncan is one thing, but anyone […]

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Spurs clinch two-seed with loss in Oakland

The San Antonio Spurs said they had used their first game in Oakland against the Golden State Warriors as a ‘feeling out’ process. Facing their full team for the first time this season, the Silver and Black may have done that once again in their final regular season trip to the Golden State. Kawhi Leonard […]

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Finding Trends: Last Week of School

The final days of an NBA season are usually some of the strangest in American professional sports. This season is certainly no different. I liken the experience to the final week of high school. Whenever that may have been for you, try to remember back to those final few days before your passage into the “real” […]

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Austin Spurs Update: 4/7/16

As the game clock ticked down with four minutes left in the third quarter, the Austin Spurs held a comfortable 25 point lead over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The Spurs were en route to winning Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals, with homecourt advantage in their favor for the rest of this best-of-three […]

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1,000 Wins for Duncan

With six seconds left in the game and three seconds on the shot clock, the Spurs needed to act quickly if they wanted to break the 86-86 tie against the Utah Jazz last night. Off an inbounds pass under the basket, Kyle Anderson passed to Kawhi Leonard, who was heavily guarded by Gordon Hayward. Without […]

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Spurs edge Jazz on Leonard’s game-winner

Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXOhNoKVsLY The San Antonio Spurs know tough tests at this point of the season only prepare you for the NBA Playoffs. Their test against a desperate Utah Jazz team may help them as the season draws to a close. Kawhi Leonard’s 4.9 seconds left lifted the Spurs to a 88-86 win over the Jazz inside Vivint […]

Feb 23, 2015; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) during the second half at EnergySolutions Arena. The Jazz won 90-81. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Keeping An Eye On Contenders: Jazz Ride Defense Into Tight Playoff Race

Most fans of basketball rarely get excited at the mention of the Utah Jazz and for good reason. They don’t have the most entertaining brand of basketball. There  are no scandalous storylines demanding our attention, no big name star with popular brand endorsements, but they do have a grind it out mentality that has carried […]

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