Spurs news and notes: Real life matters, the tiebreaker, and more


• With all the talk of the NBA playoffs, the end of the regular season, and more, checkout the San Antonio Spurs and their mascot, the Coyote, giving a Spurs fan stricken with down syndrome a room makeover — Spurs style:

• The Spurs also helped out at a fundraiser for Eddie Moreno, a San Antonio high school basketball player who was paralyzed from the neck down after getting shot in a road-rage incident:

The Spurs Coyote and a few Silver Dancers also made an appearance and posed for photos, and Eddie Moreno T-shirts, buttons and wristbands were sold at a rapid clip. The event turned out to be a full-blown festival that brought a few thousand people together. (kens5.com)

• Here is something interesting. Should the Spurs and Chicago Bulls end up with the same regular season records, the tiebreaker for home court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs will come down to a flip of the coin. Why? Because all other tiebreakers between the two clubs are even.

• MVPTexas.com talks about the Spurs getting back on the winning track.

• Tony Parker lends a hand at local San Antonio high school for animal training lessons as part of Silver & Black Give Back’s Team Up Challenge. Check out the video at Spurs.com.

• RedsArmy.com has the Spurs on their minds with the playoffs starting this weekend.

• Spurs.com talks about George Hill’s roots giving him an extra boost.

• The Wages of Wins Journal breaks down the Spurs season and finds some interesting tidbits:

The Spurs have won 61 games, but that record is a bit of an illusion.  The team’s efficiency differential (offensive efficiency minus defensive efficiency) is 6.3, a mark consistent with a team that would win about 55 or 56 wins in 80 games.  When we turn to Wins Produced, we see that these 55 or 56 wins come from a familiar source.

• Express News’ Tim Griffin talks about the final two games of the Spurs’ regular season.

• The San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA drafted Oklahoma point guard Danielle Robinson with the sixth overall pick in the WNBA draft.