Spurscast 366: Hey, Rook

The 2015 NBA Draft is less than a week away and the San Antonio Spurs have questions that might need to be addressed immediately with the 26th and 55th picks. It appears that Tim Duncan will stick around for one more go at glory but the outlook is still fuzzy on Manu Ginobili and eight of his 2014-15 teammates. Depth-wise, San Antonio needs help in the front court. However, the team could also be faced with the task of replacing almost all of their guards (only Tony Parker and Patty Mills are under guaranteed contract). Talent is rarely strong late the round but no team has made late picks work out more than the San Antonio Spurs.



Spurscast 365: Hypothetical

The San Antonio Spurs’ exhausting first round exit went down a month ago but somehow it feels as if a year has already passed. The summer vacation between conference title rounds and the NBA Finals hasn’t helped to speed up the trudging of time either. And while the title round finally gets underway tonight, there are still four more weeks until NBA free agency begins and the names and destinations finally link up. Will LaMarcus Aldridge join the silver and black next season? Or maybe Marc Gasol will surprise NBA fandom and bolt from Memphis? It’s all just a guessing game at the moment and, painfully, there is a lot of time to pass.



Spurscast 364: Guessing Game

The San Antonio Spurs face a selection of numerous paths this offseason. Only five players have guaranteed contracts and two of the pending free agents are future Hall of Famers in Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. It is still unknown whether or not Tim and Manu will suit up for one more season and only six weeks remain till free agency begins. San Antonio must also address the Danny Green conundrum and the team future of Cory Joseph, Jeff Ayres, Aron Baynes, Marco Belinelli, and Matt Bonner. Very much could change but the Spurs could also roll once more with a familiar cast.



Spurscast 363: Enter the Void

After a gut-wrenching loss in game seven of the first round, the San Antonio Spurs now face a litany of questions concerning the team’s immediate and long-term future. Are Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili ready to hang up their hall-of-fame kicks? What happens with key players who will soon hit the unrestricted free agency market? Is Tiago Splitter fated for a change of scenery in order to make room for a marquee name? The reign of Gregg Popovich is also showing small signs of adjournment. Just how long will it be before Spurs fans are tossed into the cold abyss of the post-Popovich era?



Clippers edge Spurs in Game 6, force Game 7

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs had a chance to close out the Los Angeles Clippers tonight in Game 6 but ended up squandering a chance to advance to the second-round, losing 96-102. The Spurs didn’t help themselves, missing 16 free throws (12-28) for the game and turned the ball over 14 times leading to 12 Clippers’ points.

San Antonio was led by Marco Belinelli’s 23 points off 7-11 three-point shooting in 22 minutes. Tim Duncan pumped in 12 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Chris Paul scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, leading the Clippers to force a Game 7 at Staples Center.

To breakdown the Spurs’ loss, join Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia as they recap Game 6. (more…)


Halftime Spurscast: Spurs 51, Clippers 51

AT&T CENTER – It’s halftime in San Antonio and the Spurs and Clippers find themselves deadlocked at 51.

The Spurs were led by Marco Belinelli’s 12 points off the bench off 4-6 from the three-point line. The Spurs shot 45 percent form the field but had 10 turnovers leading to 8 L.A. points.

To breakdown the first half, join Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia a the discuss the Spurs’ first half of play.


Pregame Spurscast: Spurs vs. Clippers (Game 6)

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs will look to knock out the Los Angeles Clippers tonight in Game 6 of the opening round playoff series. The Spurs are up 3-2 and stole the home court advantage in Game 5 in L.A.

To talk about tonight’s huge game, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia take a look at the matchup tonight and predict which team will walk away from the AT&T Center with the win.


Halftime Spurscast: Spurs 47, Clippers 51

AT&T CENTER – It’s halftime and the San Antonio Spurs are trailing the Los Angeles Clippers 47-51.

The Spurs are being led by Kawhi Leonard with 11 points while Patty Mills chipped in 10 points off the bench.. The Spurs shot 41 percent while only connecting on 5-10 from the free throw line.

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


Pregame Spurscast: Spurs vs. Clippers (Game 4)

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs (2-1) will look to take the winds out of the sails of the Los Angeles Clippers (1-2) today in San Antonio for Game 4 of the first-round series.

The Spurs are coming off a huge 100-73 Game 3 win at home where Kawhi Leonard exploded for 32 points.

And with Game 4 being a pivotal game for both teams, especially L.A. trying to save their postseason lives, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia along with Hector Ledesma of “Halftime Sports” breakdown today’s matchup.

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Spurs rout Clippers 100-73 behind Kawhi Leonard’s 32 points

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs, behind Kawhi Leonard’s 32 point effort, smashed the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 to take a 2-1 first-round series lead. Leonard’s offensive explosion was his career-high playoff scoring while the Clippers just couldn’t get their offense going.

L.A. was held to 16 points in the first quarter and 11 points in the third quarter while their floor leader, Chris Paul, was help to 7 points off 3-11 shooting.

The Spurs bench scored 39 points led by Boris Diaw’s 15 points. Tim Duncan was held to 4 points on the night off 2-6 shooting.

As for the Clippers, Blake Griffin struggled scoring 14 points when throughout the series he was averaging 27.5 points.

To recap tonight’s big win for San Antonio, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia along with Hector Ledesma of “Halftime Sports” breakdown what the Spurs did to demolish “Lob City.” (more…)


Halftime Spurscast: Spurs 46, Clippers 38

AT&T CENTER – It’s halftime in San Antonio and the Spurs are up 46-38 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Spurs are being led by Kawhi Leonard with 16 points while Danny Green and Boris Diaw chipped in with 8 points each. The Spurs shot 43 percent from the field, 40 percent from the three-point line, while only turning the ball over six times.

L.A.’s Blake Griffin has 10 points to pace the Clippers.

To recap the first half, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia breakdown all the action on the court.


Pregame Spurscast: Spurs vs. Clippers (Game 3)

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs (1-0) are back in the Alamo City as they host the Los Angeles Clippers (1-0) tonight for Game 3 of their opening round playoff series.

Heading into the game, the Spurs will be riding a huge 111-107 overtime win in Game 2 in L.A. and stole home court advantage.

However, tonight the Spurs will be without center Aron Baynes and Tony Parker will play despite Achilles issues he suffered in Game 2.

To break down tonight’s matchup, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia take a look at tonight’s pivotal game and discuss whether tonight is a must-win for the Spurs.


Spurscast 361: Fundamental Onions

In Game Two of this San Antonio – Los Angeles series, Tim Duncan transformed into an omniscient ball of light and carried the Spurs to a 1-1 series tie. The Big Fundamental tallied 28 points (14-23 FG) along with 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. San Antonio had an incredibly disappointing outing in the opening game and was carried to victory in the second match by Mr. Duncan and the duo of Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills. Homecourt advantage has swung but are the Spurs doomed by the bum legs of Tony Parker?



PS’ 2015 Playoff Preview — Spurscast 360: Go West, Old Men

The San Antonio Spurs ended the 2014-15 regular season in a rather anti-climatic fashion, unraveling on the road against the young New Orleans Pelicans. San Antonio had been on an impressive run through most of March and April and were looking at a golden opportunity to enter the post-season as the second seed in the West. All the Spurs needed to do was simply win. Instead they’ll enjoy the luxury of being the sixth seed and skip two time zones to take on the Los Angeles Clippers.


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Spurs set the Suns in final regular season home game 107-91

AT&T CENTER – The San Antonio Spurs continue their winning ways heading into the postseason beating the Phoenix Suns 107-91. With the win, the Spurs now have won 11 straight games. San Antonio now moves into second place in the Western Conference and has a half-game lead over Memphis in the Southwest Division.

Leading the way for San Antonio was Tim Duncan with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Marco Belinelli and Cory Joseph punched in 13 points a piece off the bench. Eric Bledsoe chipped in 20 points for Phoenix while Gerald Green had 23 points.

Despite the big win, the Spurs struggled to put away the pesky Suns throughout most of the first and second half but went on a 15-6 run in the second half and never looked back.

To breakdown the Spurs’ 11th straight win, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia recap the regular season home finale. (more…)

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Pregame Spurscast: Spurs vs. Suns

AT&T CENTER – It’s the regular season home finale for the San Antonio Spurs (54-26) as they host the Phoenix Suns (39-41) on Fan Appreciation Night.

The Spurs are riding a 10-game winning streak and will be looking to keep on fighting for a higher playoff spot as the postseason is right around the corner.

To discuss tonight’s Spurs-Suns matchup, Project Spurs’ Jeff Garcia and Paul Garcia breakdown what to expect from the silver and black as they face the Suns including a talk about whether or not the Spurs should sit their starters as in these final two games of the regular season.


Spurscast 359: All Out of Bubblegum

The San Antonio Spurs are crushing teams and the last innocence of the human spirit. With only three games remaining in the regular season, the timing couldn’t be any better. But despite the incredible March/April run made by the defending the champs, home court might not be an option for the repeat title run. Still residing in the sixth spot, the Spurs are just a half game back from the second seed but will need assistance to get past tie-breakers to secure a higher seed.