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Jan 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open Thread

Today is the day our country has set aside to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and his iconic “I Have A Dream…” speech which he delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. He envisioned a nation where people aren’t judged by the color of their skin, but the content of their character: Watching

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Jan 14

San Antonio vs. Denver, Final Score: Spurs throttle Nuggets, 112-80

With the upstart Nuggets in town on Saturday night, the Spurs took control early in the first quarter through some hot three-point shooting and suffocating defense, and never looked back. Though the Nuggets briefly cut the lead down to six within the f…

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Dec 16

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks will venture to the AT&T Center for the final time this season. The Mavs are going to be lottery bound and will look to play spoiler against the Spurs who are playing the SEGABABA after Friday night’s loss against the Rockets. The short-handed Spurs will look to fend off a pesky

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Nov 17

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Talent is a heck of a trump card. It’s why many saw the Oklahoma City Thunder as one of the few viable challengers to the Warriors’ cake walk to another title as soon as they managed to add Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to a team that already featured the incumbent Most Valuable Player. 14

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Nov 15

San Antonio at Dallas, Final Score: Spurs hold on against a pesky Mavs team, 97-91

The Spurs overcame multiple runs late by a pesky Maverick team Tuesday night. The rivalry game was yet another defensive battle between these two divisional rivals. The days of the low-scoring slugfest were resuscitated a few times tonight, as LaMarcus…

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Nov 14

What we learned from the Spurs demolition of the Chicago Bulls

There’s no need for a lengthy break down this time, as the Spurs quickly dismantled a rebuilding Chicago Bulls team Saturday night; so we’re going to keep this thing short and sweet. Here’s a few takeaways from a dominate performance by the silver and black. Observations: Kyle Anderson just

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Nov 12

Spurs give Bulls an absolute thrashing

Gregg Popovich didn’t have much to say when asked what he thought about a specific Bulls player before Saturday night’s game. “I’ve got enough on my plate,” he said, shrugging indifferently. And that wasn’t a slight on the player, or the Bulls. It’s just that, especially in the regular

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Nov 12

Chicago @ San Antonio, Final Score: Spurs run Bulls off the court, 133-94

Start with who was out: Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Joffrey Lauvergne, Derrick White, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green. Tonight’s starting line-up included Pau Gasol LaMarcus Aldridge, Kyle Anderson, Patty Mills and Bryn Forbes. Darrun Hilliard and Matt Costello had their two-way contracts utilized

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Nov 10

Gregg Popovich doesn’t just yell at his players

Sunday night, the Spurs thrashed the Suns in a 112-95 blowout. While this game will likely amount to little more than a few extra ping-pong balls in Phoenix’s favor, what the victory did was to give Gregg Popovich another accolade for his trophy case: surpassing Phil Jackson for sixth on the NBA&

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Nov 10

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks

This certainly isn’t where I thought the Bucks would be at this point. Giannis Antetokounmpo looks like a serious MVP candidate, Khris Middleton is finally healthy and Malcolm Brogdon is picking up from where he left off last season. And yet, after starting the season with an impressive 3-1 record

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Nov 09

What we learned from the Spurs’ blowout win over the Clippers

The Spurs seem to be quietly gaining some steam after last week’s losing streak. Tuesday night the home team came firing out of the gates early, however turnovers allowed the Clippers to stay within striking distance in the first half. Slowly but surely, the silver and black managed to grind the

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Nov 09

Tim Duncan at Spurs’ practice is the gift that keeps giving

The San Antonio Spurs’ commitment to developing players is a part of their DNA. And it’s well known is how the various leaders of the team generously give of their time to pass their knowledge on to their teammates. Wednesday’s practice was Tim Duncan’s latest appearance to Spurs practice

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Nov 08

Los Angeles at San Antonio, Final Score; Spurs clip the Clippers 120-107

Danny Green had his best all around game of the year, and Rudy Gay, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol provided scoring punch as the Spurs, still missing their best player in Kawhi Leonard, outmuscled and outshot the Los Angeles Clippers, who were led by …

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Nov 05

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns

For a split second, the Spurs stood at .500 but with a strong showing from their bench, the Silver and Black pulled out a victory versus the Charlotte Hornets to move to 5-4. The Spurs will look to build on that momentum with another win on Sunday, as …

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Nov 04

San Antonio vs. Charlotte Final Score: Spurs bench comes alive to beat the Hornets 108-101

What a huge difference a good bench performance makes. The Spurs came into Friday night’s tilt with the Charlotte Hornets on a SEGBABA, looking to end a rare four-game losing streak. They were also coming up against one of the hottest guards in the league in Kemba Walker, who is averaging career

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Nov 04

Spurs reserves spark victory over Hornets

Tenacious. Gritty. That was how Gregg Popovich and Patty Mills summed up the Spurs’ 108-101 win over Charlotte on Friday night, words that could also describe the guys that led the charge in the victory. On the second night of a back-to-back and still down three key players, the Spurs found a way

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