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5 things the San Antonio Spurs do better than anyone else

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5 hours ago

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks

The Spurs take on the only team they haven't beaten this season, the New York Knicks. The New York Knicks splurged on Derrick Rose (one-year, $21.3 million) and Joakim Noah (four-years, $72 million) last offseason only to lose more games than the Philadelphia 76ers. Instead of building around Kristaps Porzingis, a 21-year-old basketball unicorn capable of knocking down 3-pointers...
Via Pounding the Rock
8 hours ago

Hammon could trade Spurs sideline for Gainesville with Flordia offer

Rumors started circulating early this week, first via Swish Appeal, that San Antonio Spurs assistant coach  and former Stars player Becky Hammon was being considered as one of the top candidates to fill the University of Florida’s women’s basketball head coach vacancy. Today, the Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hammon is indeed considering leaving coach Gregg Popovich’s...
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs: March Madness Edition

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

How the Spurs have done more than survive without Tim Duncan

Here are today’s best Spurs news and articles. With Tim Duncan announcing his retirement last summer, the 2016-17 season was supposed to be one of transition for the Spurs. They were still expected to make the playoffs as a lower seed and possibly even continue their 50-win streak, but that would be about it. Instead, they have far and away the second best record in the league...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

Coaching rumors: San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon considering ‘lucrative’ offer to become Florida women’s basketball coach

It has long been suggested that Becky Hammon could become the first female head coach in the NBA. But before she can accomplish that, she may end up being the next Florida women’s basketball head coach. Hammon, who is a WNBA legend and currently a San Antonio Spurs assisstant coach, is mulling over a ‘lucrative’ offer from Florida according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs Basketball is BACK!

The San Antonio Spurs were able to put one of their best performances together to beat the Memphis Grizzlies for the first time this season, 97-90. The Spurs are back! In an incredibly important game against a division rival, the Spurs came out and delivered one of their best all around performances of the NBA […] San Antonio Spurs Basketball is BACK! - Air Alamo - Air Alamo -...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

Aldridge stays hot as Spurs finally stop Grizzlies

Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs finally solved their regular season problem with the Memphis Grizzlies as they earned a 97-90 win over Memphis in a possible first round NBA Playoff matchup. LaMarcus Aldridge continued his hot shooting as of late as scored 23 points to lead the Spurs. Kawhi Leonard added 19 and Tony Parker chipped in 13 for San Antonio, who opened a four game homestand...
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

Tony Parker’s Impact for the 2017 Spurs

When evaluating the individual performance of the San Antonio Spurs players this season, Tony Parker has become an enigma. A couple years out of his prime, Parker’s counting stats are down; however, when Parker has played well, he’s raised the team’s ceiling and made them harder to defend. Parker is still great at running the pick and roll. Over 44% of all possessions Parker...
Via Project Spurs
2 days ago

The San Antonio Spurs Are Seeking Revenge Tonight

The San Antonio Spurs will look to make it three straight wins tonight as they welcome the rival Memphis Grizzlies into the AT&T Center. This is a very important game for the San Antonio Spurs, and it isn’t because they need a win to keep pace with the first seed Golden State Warriors. This game goes […] The San Antonio Spurs Are Seeking Revenge Tonight - Air Alamo - Air...
Via Air Alamo
2 days ago

Report: Warriors now hopeful Kevin Durant will return before end of regular season

Former MVP Kevin Durant appears to be making significant strides in his recovery from a left knee injury.According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Wednesday, Durant’s progress now has his Golden State Warriors hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the regular season. Durant was injured in a game against the Washington Wizards on February 28, roughly three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PtR Night: Spurs vs. Jazz ticket deal

In the last PtR night of the season, here’s a great offer to watch San Antonio take on Utah. I’m glad to share this exclusive Spurs ticket offer with all readers of Pounding the Rock. You can purchase here (use Promo Code: PTR) for the April 2nd game against the Jazz. It should be a great matchup, and I’ll be there myself, so I’d be glad to bump into you and say hi.
Via Pounding the Rock
3 days ago

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr willing to take pay cut for shortened season

There’s a whole heck of a lot of debate going around in the NBA surrounding teams resting their star players. We’ve seen the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers all come under fire recently for doing just that.We’ve also seen NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issue a stern warning about teams resting their players without advanced notice.Since then,...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James believes he’s the reason NBA is upset about rest issue

The matter of NBA teams resting star players during nationally-televised games has boiled over, and LeBron James thinks it’s only become a problem because of him.Things really began two weeks ago when the Golden State Warriors rested their top players for a Saturday night game on ABC against the San Antonio Spurs. The Cavaliers did something similar the following week, resting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Becky Hammon coaching finalist for Florida women’s team

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon could soon become the head coach of the University of Florida women’s basketball team. She is one of three finalists for the position, reports Real GM.Arguably, Hammon could be selling herself short by taking a job in college. She’s currently one of Gregg Popovich’s top assistants and could become second in command if Ettore Messina...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich chimes in on issue of NBA teams resting stars

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is kind of the grand master of resting star players during the season — a practice which has come under some fire of late.The NBA itself recently condemned the Cleveland Cavaliers for doing so and then sent out a memo to teams that threatened “significant penalties” if they don’t provide notice before a player is held out for the...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gasol, Aldridge help Spurs beat Kings to end two-game skid

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Pau Gasol scored 22 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 118-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night, snapping a two-game skid. Kawhi Leonard had 12 points in 27 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter after the Spurs led by as many as 28 points. San Antonio (53-16) moved within two games of idle Golden State...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich, Kawhi Leonard get into argument during game

It’s not often that you see a Spurs player argue back and forth with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. When Pop berates them, they often nod in approval and that’s the end of it.But Kawhi Leonard is the unquestioned leader of the team, so he’s the exception to that rule, apparently.Pop was unhappy with Leonard for some reason during the game, so he called a timeout and began...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge cleared to resume basketball activities

LaMarcus Aldridge appears to have come through his health scare alright.Aldridge has been officially cleared to resume basketball activities after dealing with a minor heart arrhythmia, according to the San Antonio Spurs, and will be able to play again immediately. Aldridge’s clearance comes four days after the condition was revealed publicly. Obviously, hearing about heart issues...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spurs stay focused with Blazers coming to town

With 16 games left in the NBA's regular season, the San Antonio Spurs have fought their way back to the top of the Western Conference and will jockey with Golden State for the best record in the league over the next month. Don't expect San Antonio to become complacent or rest on its laurels -- the Spurs like to be pushed. So San Antonio should be on its game and trying to move forward...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green: Why did Warriors choose to ‘forfeit’ Spurs game?

The Golden State Warriors on Saturday chose to sit Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Klay Thomas for a nationally televised showdown with the San Antonio Spurs. The shorthanded Warriors not surprisingly ended the night with a 107-85 road loss, although it warrants mentioning several Spurs sat out the game as well.What made the decision to rest the team’s stars so curious was how...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich has funny response when asked about team’s defense vs Thunder (VIDEO)

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been a fan of in-game interviews, so you never know what type of response he’s going to provide after being asked a question. If a reporter asks one he doesn’t consider newsworthy, or it comes off as a leading question, Pop will let said reporter hear about it. TNT’s David Aldridge asked a question that was certainly pertinent to Thursday...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Spurs Reach The Finals This Season?

While everyone and their mother is predicting Warriors-Cavs III, the San Antonio Spurs (50-13) are again among the elite teams in the NBA. Impressively, the team has clinched a playoff berth for the 20th time in as many years, and this year's iteration looks poised to possibly be as successful as any in the past. The Western Conference is once again top-heavy with talented teams...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard is right at home as a San Antonio Spur

The San Antonio Spurs currently have the second-best record in the NBA and are sitting in second in the Western Conference, just three games behind the Golden State Warriors. They are en route to another 50-win season that has become somewhat of a marquee for the franchise. It’s no news to anyone who even remotely follows the Spurs – or the NBA for that matter – that the Spurs...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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