Much to almost everyone’s surprise, the San Antonio Spurs have given up home court advantage to their hated I-35 rival, the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs have looked the better of the two squads through nearly 8 quarters of play but the Spurscast still thinks this series belongs to the Spurs. The guys slam San Antonio’s early effort and take a look around the league at the other higher seeds that also can’t seem to walk and talk at the same time. Plus a short rant on why Phil Jackson doesn’t know what he is talking about.
The real NBA season has finally arrived much to the relief of anxious San Antonio Spurs fans. To no one’s surprise, the Western Conference is loaded with heavyweights and the Spurs’ path back to the NBA Finals will not be an easy one. In today’s podcast, Stephen Anderson (@andersonstevem) rejoins hosts Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) and Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar) to predict the future of all the Western Conference playoff teams.
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The 2014 NBA postseason is only five days away and the San Antonio Spurs have locked up home court advantage throughout the playoffs. While the Spurs are only two victories away from setting a new franchise season record, the squad is more focused on reaching the sweet number of “sixteen.” The Western Conference path is shaping up to be drastically less friendly than last season’s but the stops along the way have still yet to be finalized. Meanwhile, the Eastern Conference is pretty much locked in. The Indiana Pacers are one win or Miami Heat loss away from locking up the top seed in the East. We’ll take a look at each Eastern playoff series and predict how everything will shake out.
Also on episode #323: The Legend of Dirk Nowitzki, the day the Spurs World almost ended, and role players who need to step up to the post-season challenge. Stephen Anderson (@andersonstevem) rejoins hosts Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) and Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar). It’s the one and only Spurscast. The original Spurs Podcast.
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The winning streak ends at 19 after a frustrating loss on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Spurs were swept by the Thunder in the regular season but how much does this matter come playoff time? How will Coach Popovich approach the rest and injury issue for the remainder of the season?
Also on episode #322: Will the Indiana Pacers end their chaotic collapse? The roster will soon be trimmed for the post-season but which bench players will miss out? Stephen Anderson (@andersonstevem) rejoins hosts Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) and Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar). It’s the one and only Spurscast. The original Spurs Podcast.
The San Antonio Spurs make it 17 straight victories by handling the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans over the weekend. The club has a shot at passing the current franchise high water mark this evening when they visit the Indiana Pacers’ gym. The Spurs also face the second-best team in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder, this Thursday. Will the Spurs winning streak come to an end on the road against Indiana or Oklahoma City? Or will the somewhat forgotten Golden State Warriors, who visit the AT&T Center in between those two, lay waste to the record? (more…)
Despite resting Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, the Silver and Black keep the winning streak rolling with the victory at Golden State. Now at thirteen consecutive victories, where does the streak most likely come to an end? The San Antonio Spurs are also knocking on the door of history with a road record of 27-8. With only six more road games in the regular season, can the Spurs set a new franchise road record?
Also on episode #320: Looking back at the injury-ridden start to 2014, the greatness of Timmy, Manu, and Tony Parker, and the scary future without the Big Three. Stephen Anderson (@andersonstevem) once again joins hosts Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) and Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar) to discuss all of this and more on the one and only Spurscast. The original Spurs Podcast.
The San Antonio Spurs have been rolling since the return of Kawhi Leonard. Now on an eight-game win streak, the Spurs have taken sole possession of the top record in the NBA. Of course, it helps to have the other title contenders battling through slumps. Can the Spurs hold on to the top playoff seed in the NBA or even the Western Conference? Why are the other top-tier teams struggling?
Also onepisode #319: Reactions to the impressive wins over Miami, Chicago, and Portland, Splitter vs Baynes, Patty Thrills, and LeBron James being unfairly forced to wear sleeved jerseys. Stephen Anderson (@andersonstevem) joins hosts Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) and Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar) to discuss all of this and more on the one and only Spurscast. The original Spurs Podcast.
After forever and a decade, the San Antonio Spurs are finally back at full strength. The good news comes at a great time as the Spurs are only 22 games away from their 17th consecutive post-season appearance. March is a relatively relaxed month for the squad but they do have tough test tonight against the […]
The NBA trade deadline has finally passed and the San Antonio Spurs actually decided to pull the trigger on a trade – just not that one everyone thought they might do. Nando De Colo is gone and 2009 first-round pick Austin Daye is now a part of the Silver and Black. How will this move […]
The 38-15 San Antonio Spurs have now entered the NBA’s symbolic halftime of the 2013-14 season and not a moment too soon. With injuries still a heavy burden and the importance of playoff seeding growing, the tired Spurs roster needs every minute of rest they can get. Spurscast #316 looks at the first left of the […]
The San Antonio Spurs are now without the services of Kawhi Leonard for approximately a month due to a fractured bone in his shooting hand. Now without three of their starters, the Spurs will need to rely more on the old guns, who also now appear to be sporting injuries of their own. They'll also […]
The San Antonio Spurs were the first team to hit the 30-win mark this season. Does it matter despite all the struggles against "good" teams? Trade rumor is in full swing and the Spurs were oddly quoted as aggressive shoppers. With Danny Green is out for at least a month, does the speculation of a Spurs […]
The San Antonio Spurs ran roughshod over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers this past Saturday but it was against a tired squad missing their leader. How does this add to the tired "Spurs can't beat good teams" narrative and what else have we learned in the ongoing Tony Parker versus Chris Paul debate? Tiago Splitter's […]
Russell Westbrook is out again after having surgery to reduce swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. Just how much will this alter the balance of power in the tough Western Conference? The San Antonio Spurs need any break they can get since they can't seem to beat any team deemed a contender. How much […]
Is this the Tim Duncan we've all been waiting for or will there be more struggles down the road? Why haven't the Spurs been able to beat the contenders they've played? Will injuries around the league start including the Spurs deep backcourt into trade rumor talks? The Brooklyn Nets are terrible, Marco Belinelli is pretty […]