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San Antonio Spurs vs. OKC Thunder Game 1 LIVE THREAD

It’s surprising that such a compelling matchup like this is so early on in the playoffs. The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder are two teams that are synonymous with winning. It seems as though in the last half decade or so, one of these teams is very likely to end up representing the […] San Antonio Spurs vs. OKC Thunder Game 1 LIVE THREAD - Air Alamo - Air Alamo ...
Via Air Alamo
33 minutes ago

Before Tip-Off: Popovich, Donovan prior to Game 1

AT&T CENTER – With the Western Conference Semi Finals set to begin Saturday at 7:30 PM CST, San Antonio Head Coach Gregg Popovich and Oklahoma City Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan conducted their pregame press conferences. With the series yet to start, both coaches were asked about their preparations with multiple days off and about […]
Via Project Spurs
52 minutes ago

Keys to Victory For San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 vs. OKC

The San Antonio Spurs face the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals today. Here’s some keys to victory for the Spurs. Dictate the Pace of the Game The Spurs like to establish their half-court offense and slow the game down. The Thunder, on the other hand, prefer to play more […] Keys to Victory For San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 vs. OKC - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
1 hour ago

Patty Mills: San Antonio Spurs’ Future Starting Point Guard?

Patty Mills is proving that he is the San Antonio Spurs’ point guard of the future. Tony Parker is going to turn 34 in less than a month, and he’s entering the twilight of his career. Although it’s sad to turn the page on an era, the reality has to be addressed that Parker doesn’t […] Patty Mills: San Antonio Spurs’ Future Starting Point Guard? - Air Alamo - Air Alamo...
Via Air Alamo
4 hours ago

Forecasting the series: Spurs vs. Thunder

To get ready for the Western Conference semifinals, we polled our staff and media members on their predictions for the San Antonio Spurs’ series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Leave us your predictions in the comments or sound off on Twitter by tweeting @projectspurs. My prediction The Thunder pose a considerably larger threat than the […]
Via Project Spurs
7 hours ago

Spurs News: Never in the playoffs have the Thunder matched up with a defense like San Antonio's

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. Durant And Westbrook Have Never Faced A Defense Like The Spurs’ - fivethirtyeight.com The Spurs allow far less points than any D that OKC has had to score against in the postseason. But there's a catch. Kawhi Leonard enters Spurs-Thunder series on equal footing with Kevin...
Via Pounding the Rock
8 hours ago

Game 1 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Spurs begin their second-round matchup against familiar foe Oklahoma City, led by two stars who (probably) don't care whether or not you've considered them contenders up until now. San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasDate: 4/30/16, Time: 7:30 PM Spurs Time TV: TNT - RADIO: 1200 AM WOAI Brazed under the unrelenting...
Via Pounding the Rock
17 hours ago

Durant And Westbrook Have Never Faced A Defense Like The Spurs’

After a less-than-exciting first round in the playoffs, NBA fans can look forward, finally, to sinking their teeth into an epic Spurs-Thunder matchup in round two. OKC’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are two of the best offensive talents in the game, and they’re facing down a 67-win Spurs team with a historically great defense. YEARTEAMRELATIVE DEFENSE11964Celtics+10.821965Celtics...
Via FiveThirtyEight
1 day ago

Tony Parker wants to play at five more seasons with Spurs

Tony Parker is somehow only 33 years old, and he believes he has a lot left to offer the San Antonio Spurs. Parker, who is in his 15th season with San Antonio, intends to make it to twenty seasons with the Spurs before the two parties part ways. “I want to go to 20 seasons, hopefully, with the Spurs,” Parker said, via Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News. “I would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spurs News: Spurs vs. Thunder is the must-see series of the second round

We read all the Spurs news and articles out there and bring you the best of them in one place every day. NBA playoffs preview: Spurs-Thunder will be nothing short of spectacular - si.com What to watch for and how San Antonio will likely take down OKC. Spurs vs. Thunder Will Be As Fun And Unpredictable As Ever - bballbreakdown.com If sitting on the edge of your seat, and reminding...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

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
2 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Power outage in Memphis halts Spurs-Grizzlies game

Sunday’s Game 4 of the San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies series was humming right along until a sudden power outage early in the second quarter halted things. According to Heather Cox on the ABC broadcast, a power surge impacted downtown Memphis, including FedEx Forum, causing a delay of about 20 minutes with 10:02 remaining in the second quarter. Jabari Young, the Spurs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan wears shirt with serious dad humor on it

The San Antonio Spurs arrived in Memphis on Thursday to prepare for their upcoming playoff games against the Grizzlies, and Tim Duncan got off the bus wearing a shirt no other NBA player would stand a chance of pulling off. Seriously, name another player who would rock a Father’s Day gift with a classic dad joke on it. Tim Duncan is wearing the most Tim Duncan shirt of all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio’s secret weapon: Spurs Dabbing Kid

Gregg Popovich doesn’t necessarily need a secret weapon for the Spurs in their series with the overmatched Memphis Grizzlies, but that won’t stop anyone from trying to look for one. Enter: Spurs Dabbing Kid! The Spurs are destroying the Memphis Grizzlies with a minimum of effort so far in their series, have been of the preeminent franchises in sports in the last 20 years, and...
Via The Comeback
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard wins Defensive Player of the Year

The San Antonio Spurs’ small forward Kawhi Leonard has won the 2015-2016 Defensive Player of the Year Award. He was the leader of the league’s best overall defensive team. Leonard has now won the award in back-to-back seasons, which is a big milestone. He’s the first non-center to be named the DPOY in consecutive seasons since Dennis Rodman did it back in 1990 and 1991. Kawhi...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the San Antonio Spurs will win the NBA championship

The San Antonio Spurs have just wrapped up a masterful regular season with a 67-15 record and a 40-1 record at home, the best home record in Spurs history. Surprisingly, they are even more of an afterthought than normal due to the Warriors’ own record-breaking brilliance this year. No matter. It’s the playoffs aka Spurs’ time. Everything that the Spurs have done from day one...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets looking at two Spurs assistants for coaching job

When the Brooklyn Nets brought in former San Antonio Spurs front office executive Sean Marks to be their new general manager earlier this year, it was a rare solid move for the fledgling franchise. After all, attempting to use the same front office philosophy that has worked wonders for San Antonio makes a ton of sense. It also brought to light the possibility that Brooklyn might...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Spurs Have Been The Opposite Of What We Expected

When the Spurs traded Tiago Splitter in an effort to clear cap space at the onset of last summer's free-agency period, they were assuming risk at multiple levels. Forget the fact they did not have the LaMarcus Aldridge signing agreed upon at that point, San Antonio was playing a hand that left key contributors from its 2014 championship-winning team grabbing cash in free agency...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Antonio Spurs And Their Overshadowed Historic Season

The Golden State Warriors are the talk of the NBA and deservedly so. They just became the second team in NBA history to win 70 games. Steph Curry is a human highlight reel and overall, they’re just a fun team to watch.     Yet, there’s still a team we often tend to leave off as an afterthought even though we should not. That team, of course, is the San Antonio Spurs. Since...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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