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Oct 15

The most important numbers for the Spurs season

No single metric is a referendum on a player’s success, but some can be more telling than others. So I’ve identified a different stat to track for every Spur this season — and a number to benchmark it against — that should provide insight into how successful the coming campaign turns out to

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Oct 14

Spurs beat the Rockets to cap off the preseason

With Dejounte Murray sitting out with a right hip contusion, the Spurs closed out the preseason with their 4th different starting line-up, this time featuring Patty Mills, Danny Green, Kyle Anderson, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Pau Gasol. The Houston Rocket…

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Oct 14

San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: Spurs over Rockets, 106-97

The Spurs successfully dodged being broadcast for their first four warmup games, but TNT caught up to them for their 5th, a 9-point win over the Houston Rockets. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Rudy Gay chipped in a tidy 14-7-3-1. Both of San Antonio’s high scorers

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Oct 13

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Houston Rockets

The revolution will be televised. Spurs fans have been waiting to actually see the Silver and Black in action. After a disappointing 4th quarter loss to Orlando at the AT&T Center Tuesday night, the boys find themselves in Houston to wrap up presea…

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Oct 11

San Antonio vs. Orlando, Final Score: Magic outlast Spurs, 103-98

This one goes down in the loss column; but, a) it’s the preseason, so growth and gelling as a team are more important than any W or L, and b) the Spurs were up on the Magic by double digits, but in the fourth Pop put in his 4th stringers and Orlando went with a closing group that included Elfrid

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Oct 10

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Orlando Magic

Less than three months after signing a three-year, $18 million contract with the Orlando Magic, Jonathan Simmons is back in San Antonio to take on his former team. The 6’6” swingman has averaged just over 10 points coming off the bench, and is already up to his old above-the-rim tricks with

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Oct 08

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

After a three-year swoon, the Nuggets look ready to rejoin the Western Conference fracas, with an offense that should be among the league’s best. They added four-time All-Star Paul Millsap to a deep, young roster led by crafty big man Nikola Jokic, and head into this season with expectations of a

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Oct 06

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings

The Spurs’ preseason opener offered a twist on the old If A Tree Falls In a Forest paradox, asking us if a team loses a game that no one watched, should it matter? (Granted there were ways for you to dredge up a spotty feed of Monday night’s game, but not without a little searching and/or a lax

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Oct 06

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Sacramento Kings

The Spurs’ preseason opener offered a twist on the old If A Tree Falls In a Forest paradox, asking us if a team loses a game that no one watched, should it matter? (Granted there were ways for you to dredge up a spotty feed of Monday night’s game, but not without a little searching and/or a lax

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Oct 04

NBA All Star Game will no longer feature east vs west

The NBA has changed the format of the All Star game. This change likely came due to the fact that the only true NBA All Star in the eastern conference was Lebron James. The new form of the all star game is more of a schoolyard style. This should also p…

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Oct 03

San Antonio Spurs at Sacramento Kings Game Thread

Watch info: Welcome to preseason. The Spurs have posted a link on Spurs.com to watch the game on League Pass, but it’s blacked out if you’re in either team’s local market. There was talk of the event being streamed on Facebook live for San Antonio fans, but I haven’t been able to find

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Oct 02

A signature Kawhi Leonard shirt just launched

Nike has dropped a new line of signature shirts featuring NBA superstars in iconic poses, and the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard is among them. In Kawhi’s he is playing defense, and that mitt of his is featured prominently. Quite a few players will appear on these shirts as well as Leonard: Lebron James

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Oct 01

A look at the Spurs broadcast schedule

If you’re like me, your San Antonio Spurs season is not complete without Bill Land and Sean Elliott calling the game from the sidelines. For 60 of the 82 games this season, Fox Sports Southwest will be along for the ride. (Assuming Sean can make the road games that go north of Kansas). Be advised

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Oct 01

The Spurs have filmed this year’s HEB commercials

No NBA team does local commercials quite like the Spurs do every year for HEB. Yesterday, the Spurs shared some photos of the filming sessions for this year’s round of ads and they look as funny as ever. First is a video from the official Spurs twitter feed of Patty Mills, with Cuzzy and Grandpa

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Sep 19

Bruce Bowen: The exception proves the rule

Spurs defensive stalwart Bruce Bowen had his number 12 retired by the San Antonio Spurs on March 21, 2012, less than 3 years after he retired from the NBA. Bowen is the first Spur never to average double digits in a season to be celebrated in this fashion. Bowen isn’t renowned for his offensive expertise

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Sep 15

Sports Illustrated’s rankings of the Spurs best players

Sports Illustrated released their top 100 players in the NBA and there were five Spurs scattered throughout the list. Patty Mills, Danny Green, Pau Gasol, Lamarcus Aldridge, and Kawhi Leonard were all included. This is the first time for Patty Mills to…

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