What the Spurs can do to stop the James Harden pick and roll

The 2017 Rockets have perfected the pick-and-roll spread offense. Can the Spurs slow down Harden? The 2017 Houston Rockets have perfected the pick and roll. James Harden has mastered the action, and Daryl Morey has surrounded him with a repository of shooters and several big men willing to screen and dive to the rim. If you provide any help, you’re leaving lethal 3-point shooters...
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4 hours ago

Spurs Look to Harden and Rockets for Round 2 Matchup

After a grueling first round against a physical Memphis Grizzlies team, the San Antonio Spurs head to round two to face James Harden and the Houston Rockets in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. As many predicted, it took the Spurs an excruciating six games to get past Mike Conley and the Grizzlies. In a huge series for Spurs star Kawhi Leonard, the MVP hopeful was perfect from the line for...
Via Project Spurs
8 hours ago

What to expect from Spurs vs. Rockets

A Spurs-Rockets playoff series with a pair of MVP candidates? Seems familiar somehow… During the Spurs-Rockets series you are going to be inundated with many “flashback” clips of the 1995 Western Conference Finals, which was the last playoff meeting between these Texas rivals. You will not enjoy watching those clips. Actually, it’ll probably be the same two plays, over and...
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10 hours ago

Quantitative & Qualitative look at Spurs vs Rockets Series

After eliminating the Memphis Grizzlies 4-2 in the opening round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs now prepare for a second-round series against one of their in-state rivals, the Houston Rockets. The Rockets sent Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder packing after just five games, and now the other two MVP candidates, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden, will see...
Via Project Spurs
22 hours ago

Do The San Antonio Spurs Need Kyle Anderson To Shoot More Threes?

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1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs: Game 6 Takeaways From Memphis

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2 days ago

Gregg Popovich: Kawhi Leonard ‘the best player in the league’

Gregg Popovich is always loyal to his players, especially the ones who hold a place in his heart like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard.Speaking after San Antonio finished off the Memphis Grizzlies in six games Thursday night, Popovich gushed about Leonard, who led the way for the Spurs with 29 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals. Now, one might be inclined...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Project Spurs Playbook: Final* Adjustments

*Requires the Spurs to actually win in Memphis, which seems impossible at this point After returning to the friendly confines of the AT&T Center, the San Antonio Spurs mustered a 13-point victory in Game 5 to push the Memphis Grizzlies to the brink of elimination. While the victory wasn’t in the same fashion as Games 1 and 2, the Spurs displayed enough dominance at home on...
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3 days ago

San Antonio Spurs look to finish the Memphis Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies in game 5 of round one of the NBA playoffs 116- 103. The Spurs look to finish the Grizzlies in game 6. San Antonio Spurs play like they want it The San Antonio Spurs fans know when their team is bested and when they aren’t playing their best.  In game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies it was apparent that only Kawhi Leonard and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi Leonard reacts to being tabbed world’s 2nd-best player

Kawhi Leonard without question is among the best basketball players in the NBA. Fittingly, Leonard was recently tabbed by the NBA on TNT studio crew as the 2nd-best basketball player in the world. In response, the San Antonio Spurs superstar exhibited a team-first attitude while putting such observations and/or debates in their proper perspective.Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Everybody Gets a Three

Spurs make 6 three-pointers in the 2nd quarter.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich appears to have left extremely generous tip at Memphis restaurant

Gregg Popovich is being credited for leaving an extremely generous tip at a Memphis restaurant last week.A Reddit user uploaded a photo of a receipt from a Memphis restaurant called McEwen’s on Monroe that seems to indicate Popovich left a $5,000 tip after dining there on Friday. The photo shows the receipt was produced just before 10 pm at Monroe’s on Friday, which was a day...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did blown shot clock call impact the Spurs-Grizzlies finish?

Game Four of the San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies series Saturday was an instant classic. It had an incredible duel between the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and the Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Jr., with the former scoring San Antonio’s final 16 points to force overtime and finishing with 43 points, and the latter notching 35 points and setting up Marc Gasol’s game-winner. It had huge...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the San Antonio Spurs been exposed?

The San Antonio Spurs were absolutely dismantled by the Memphis Grizzlies in game three of their playoff series.  I for one didn’t expect the Grizzlies to win a game and was surprised to see them beat the Spurs in such dominant fashion.  Playoff basketball is such an interesting phenomenon to examine.  A team can win by 20 one night and win by 20 another.  Was this Spurs loss...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich tries to outrun cameraman down a hallway

Gregg Popovich is a legend. Not only for his 1,150 career wins, but also for his sarcastic comments and antics. (And more recently, his political and social comments as well).Here’s the San Antonio Spurs coach chasing a TNT cameraman down a hallway prior to Thursday’s Game 3 against the Grizzlies: Remember how clunky and heavy those TV cameras are. It’s not easy to run with...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol responds to David Fizdale’s rant

San Antonio Spurs big man Pau Gasol thinks the data could go both ways.On Wednesday, the six-time All-Star responded to Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale’s post-Game 2 rant that his team wasn’t getting enough foul calls in their first-round series against the Spurs.“I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series,” said Gasol, per Melissa Rohlin of the San...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the Explanation Behind Manu Ginobli's Weird Movements on the Spurs Bench

During the San Antonio Spurs' 96-82 blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, Manu Ginobili was caught doing something strange on the bench. [youtube video="pG8A9qkgJrw" /] Here's a closer look. At first glance, it looks like Ginobili was smelling his feet or maybe even kissing his shoes. Many fans were confused when they saw the 4-time NBA Champion do this...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol headbutts the ball into the basket for the best putback ever

I don’t care that it didn’t count. The first half of Game 2 between the Spurs and the Grizzlies was mostly a snoozefest with San Antonio opening up a 57-36 lead at the break. But Memphis center Marc Gasol made things interesting late in the half by headbutting a missed shot and getting nothing but net. Unfortunately, the shot did not count due to a foul on the initial miss. And...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Green: Duncan should sign 'Romo deal' if Spurs make Finals

Tim Duncan was back in San Antonio Monday morning, working out with his former teammates at the Spurs’ shootaround.Being the machine that he is, Duncan remains in great shape at the age of 40. In such great shape, in fact, that Spurs shooting guard Danny Green wondered aloud if the team could sign him for the playoffs.“He’s trying to stay in shape,” Green said, via MySanAntonio...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tactical Quandaries: Spurs Vs. Grizzlies Series Preview

While the regular season is a grueling slog that forces teams to think big picture, the NBA playoffs are a different beast. Each game becomes a chess match, where little strategic nuances can be the difference between success and failure. In these previews, we'll take a look at one intriguing tactical quandary facing each team. San Antonio Spurs - Stopping Marc Gasol....in transition...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 playoffs preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

With the 2017 NBA Playoffs about to begin, let’s take a look at what may end up being the most peculiar first round matchup: the second seed San Antonio Spurs versus the seventh seed Memphis Grizzlies. The teams split the regular season series 2-2. They don’t shoot too many threes (league average) and they play at a snail’s pace (both are bottom five for pace). But that has...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/5: Keeping up with the changes in baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying to get past the Mets being more popular than the Yankees in New York.Happy birthday to Matt Bonner, Stephen Jackson, Tony Banks and Tim Jacobs. On this date in in 1993, the Rockies played their first baseball...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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