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GIF Breakdown: San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Game 2

LaMarcus Aldridge had his second jaw-dropping game in a row, here's a review of some of his buckets. LaMarcus Aldridge hit 15 of his 21 field goal attempts in the Spurs' loss to the Thunder in game 2, finding success from all over the floor and against whoever was tasked with guarding him. San Antonio got its first points on a one-dribble Aldridge jumper over Serge Ibaka. Aldridge...
Via Pounding the Rock
3 hours ago

Spurs Playoff Frontcourt Report: Touché

tou·ché to͞oˈSHā/ exclamation 1. (in fencing) used as an acknowledgment of a hit by one’s opponent. 2. used as an acknowledgment during a discussion of a good or clever point made at one’s expense by another person. Game 1 of Spurs vs. Thunder was an unexpectedly vicious beat down by San Antonio. It was such […]
Via Project Spurs
3 hours ago

Spurs News: Waiters' elbowing of Ginobili was one of several fouls not called late in Game 2

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. No Points in Chaotic 13.5 Seconds, but Five Missed Calls, the N.B.A. Says - nytimes.com For anyone expecting the NBA's Las Two Minute report to give Spurs fans a validation for any aggrieved feelings they had, think again. Spurs' Offense Struggles In Game 2 Vs.Thunder - projectspurs...
Via Pounding the Rock
5 hours ago

Spurs’ Adjustments For Game 3 vs. Thunder

After an impressive and dominating Game 1 victory by the San Antonio Spurs over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semi-finals, San Antonio came out with a controversial loss in the second game of the series. The Spurs were heavy favorites in Game 2 and numerous opportunities to create a sequel of the […]
Via Project Spurs
6 hours ago

NBA playoffs 2016: LaMarcus Aldridge (and Kawhi Leonard) are putting up historic numbers

My eyes have officially popped out of my head. So, instead of diving into the strange/horrific/sad ending of last night's game, let's take a minute to praise LaMarcus Aldridge (and Kawhi Leonard). Via RealGM: LaMarcus Aldridge after first two games of WC Semis:PER: 48.1PPG: 39.5TS%: .809FG%: .750https://t.co/5vd35UyJaI — RealGM (@RealGM) May 3, 2016 Or, another way...
Via Pounding the Rock
19 hours ago

Enes Kanter Can Cause Problems For San Antonio Spurs

Enes Kanter provides the Oklahoma City Thunder with interior scoring off the bench, but his biggest asset is his rebounding ability, particularly on the offensive end. Kanter lead the NBA in offensive rebounding percentage by a whole percentage point in the regular season. His skills crashing the boards allow the Thunder to cash in on […] Enes Kanter Can Cause Problems For San...
Via Air Alamo
19 hours ago

Making Sense of Why the San Antonio Spurs Lost Game 2

Controversial calls aside, the biggest reason the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to tie up their series with the San Antonio Spurs was because not only did they get back to their formula for playing winning basketball, but the rejuvenation of their superstar duo coincided with an unusually bad shooting performance from the Spurs. Russell […] Making Sense of Why the San Antonio...
Via Air Alamo
21 hours ago

Spurs fan prevents Steven Adams from getting involved in final play of Game 2

The Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a win in Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs in controversial fashion. It appears that guard Dion Waters got away with a foul on Manu Ginobili while trying to inbound a pass in the closing seconds of the game. That led to a crazy sequence with the Thunder holding on for the win. But during that sequence, center Steven Adams was trying to get...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch This San Antonio Fan Grab Steven Adams' Arm During the Crazy Final Possession of the Thunder-Spurs Playoff Game

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters' arm wasn't the only one in play during Monday night's playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs. As Waiters prepared to inbound the ball with 13 seconds left in the game, he extended his arm to foul Manu Ginobili, who was defending the pass. Shortly thereafter, with two seconds left in the game, Spurs guard Patty Mills attempted a 3-pointer...
Via Stack
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Refs admit Dion Waiters should have been called for foul

The NBA admitted after Monday night’s game between the Thunder and Spurs that everyone who watched the game was not hallucinating — Dion Waiters should have been called for an offensive foul. With 13.5 seconds left and Oklahoma City leading by a point, Manu Ginobili was trying to prevent Waiters from inbounding the ball. In order to clear enough space to get the ball to Kevin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Referees Admit Missing Late Call In Spurs-Thunder Finish

It didn’t take the NBA one day to pore over video and determine that the call was missed in the final seconds of game two between the Spurs and Thunder. You just hate to sit back and think that a game that showed two teams giving it there all for 48-minutes would be highlighted by a […] Referees Admit Missing Late Call In Spurs-Thunder Finish - Air Alamo - Air Alamo - A San...
Via Air Alamo
1 day ago

The Cheat Sheet: Thunder/Spurs Crazy Ending, Leicester Wins EPL, Messi Vs Giant Robot

Let’s jump right in, as yesterday featured what I (and many other people actually qualified to comment on such things) consider to be the greatest and least-likely team sports achievement of all time, as well as a wild ending to game 2 of San Antonio/Oklahoma City. Also Messi faced off against a giant robot goalie, and one of the most insane motorcycle saves ever.  Thunder Hold...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manu Ginobili talks about Dion Waiters’ shove on inbounds play

NBA fans watched Dion Waiters get away with an obvious elbow on Manu Ginobili in the waning seconds of Tuesday’s Thunder-Spurs game, and we really have to wonder why no call was made with an official standing right there. Ginobili, however, is taking the high road, and is already moving on to Game 3. When asked about the controversial ending, he didn’t say the bad call cost...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Controversial ending to Spurs-Thunder game

The ending of Monday night's Spurs-Thunder playoff game ended in controversy as referees seemed to miss a few calls on the final possession of the game. Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters was looking to inbound the ball with the Thunder up 98-97 and 13.5 seconds left in Game 2 of the Western Conferense semifinals series. Struggling to find someone to pass to, he pushed defender Manu Ginobili...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio a Potential Destination for Kevin Durant?

When asked about the San Antonio Spurs string of success over the past two decades, Kevin Durant came off as a player who pined for the kind of coaching consistency and excellence that the Spurs have enjoyed during that span.  “Having a very good coach is probably the most important thing in this league,” Durant stated at a recent shoot around. That’s what they have...
Via Around the Arc
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Back to the drawing board for Thunder against Spurs

There was a possession where LaMarcus Aldridge grabbed a defense rebound, outlet-passed to Manu Ginobili, who then turned and fired a 70-foot strike to Kawhi Leonard for a dunk. The whole play took about 3 seconds. And the ball never touched the floor. Not everything came that easily for San Antonio in the opener of the Spurs' Western Conference semifinal series against Oklahoma...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alamo immolation: The Spurs torch OKC, which needs Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hey, wait a minute — why did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar make his way into the headline for an article about Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference semifinal series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder? Shouldn’t we be talking about the Spurs shooting 69 percent in the first half of Game 1 on Saturday night in the AT&T Center, the place where they lost just one...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White-hot Aldridge, Spurs embarrass Thunder in Game 1 rout

SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 38 points and the San Antonio Spurs dismantled the Oklahoma City Thunder 124-92 on Saturday night, never trailing in Game 1 of the second-round series.Kawhi Leonard added 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes for San Antonio. The Spurs led by as many as 43 points and sat their starters in the fourth quarter to rest them for Game...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant-Leonard matchup highlights Thunder vs. Spurs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Two years ago, the Thunder's Kevin Durant tweeted that Kawhi Leonard was a good player who got a lot of help from the San Antonio Spurs' system. Durant recognizes the Leonard Oklahoma City is about to square off against is much more. In fact, Durant is so impressed that he checks how Leonard performs each game. ''He's grown so much,'' Durant said. ''He's probably...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs is becoming a legend!

In case anyone missed it, the San Antonio Spurs have put round one of the NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies behind them. Kawhi Leonard was an integral part of their win, scoring 32 points with five blocks, and four steals in game three, becoming one of four in NBA playoff history to achieve this feat; Leonard joins the likes of Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, Hakeem Olajuwon, and...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder series preview and prediction

The San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder will face off in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday (time TBD). This will be a truly competitive series and a pleasure to watch for any NBA fan. On one side, the San Antonio Spurs have arguably the best coach in the NBA and their roster consists of a bunch of smart players who know their roles and fulfill them...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan is celebrating turning “100 years old” today

Tim Duncan is old. This is not exactly breaking news, but the Spurs big man is celebrating his 40th birthday today — something fellow Spurs player LaMarcus Aldridge was eager to remind everyone last night. Duncan turning 40 actually is actually pretty significant. Even with the modern medical advances, it is still rare for NBA players to play into their fourth decade. He joins...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Grizzlies mascot goes all WWE on his Spurs counterpart

The Memphis Grizzlies’ best-of seven series against the San Antonio Spurs returned to Tennessee last night. The Grizzlies ended up with another predictable loss, but played their most competitive game yet, falling 96-87. Memphis fans have it tough knowing they’re unlikely to beat the Spurs in a single game, but at least last night, Memphis mascot Grizz provided a preview of what...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes: Grizzlies bringing ‘forks, spoons, knives, whatever we got’ to Game 3

The Memphis Grizzlies are bringing everything but the kitchen sink to Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. No NBA team has ever won a series when trailing three games to none, so the Grizzlies are looking to avoid being put in that scenario. Matt Barnes was brutally honest about his team’s performance in Game 1 and Game 2 against the Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan doesn’t want to go out like Kobe Bryant

You can say that again. Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs are in the playoffs and one of the year’s best stories, but Kobe Bryant’s retirement extravaganza outshined Duncan and Co. at every turn this year. While a fun spectacle for the Black Mamba, Duncan has made it pretty clear about one thing—he doesn’t intend on going out like Bryant. Always reserved, Duncan told Jeff...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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