Fans of the San Antonio Spurs think they have the best team in the league and they may think they also are the best fan base out of the rest. There's one thing Spurs fans can know however. They can be sure they have the best arena in the league as far as StadiumJourney.com is concerned.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs sent the Los Angeles Lakers packing for an early Summer break with a 4-0 sweep of their first-round playoff series.
So now that San Antonio ended L.A.'s up-and-down season, Internet sensation "Keyboard Cat" gave the Lakers a proper farewell (H/T SB Nation) by playing them off of the playoffs at the hands of the Spurs.
One of the San Antonio Spurs' commodities overseas, forward Davis Bertans, will be heading to the Alamo City for some training with the team once his season is over in Europe.
According to his agent Arturs Kalnitis (via Sportacentrs.com), Davis will spend the full summer in San Antonio to train with the team once his season with Partizan in the Serbian League is over.
"Davis right after the season will go to San Antonio to work with the Spurs' coaches," said his agent Kalnītis. "He'll be in the U.S. until the start of the Latvian national team training," added the player's agent.no comments
If you thought the San Antonio Spurs sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers was a major accomplishment, think again. To Manu Ginobiil, it's not exactly the best way to grade the Spurs for the postseason stretch.
Ginobili mentions the Lakers missing huge pieces to their puzzle such as Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Metta World Peace, and of course Kobe Bryant throughout the series. He also comments on the rest the Spurs will be getting, for as long as the Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors series lasts as the Warriors are up 3-1 in the series.
Check out the video below for the interview.no comments
With the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors surprisingly dominating the third-seeded Denver Nuggets 3-1 in their best of seven series, it’s time to start thinking about a potential Warriors/Spurs matchup in the second round.
I think most San Antonio Spurs fans would rather see Golden State than Denver, but there are definitely pros and cons to meeting the Warriors next round if it shakes out that way for the Spurs in the second round.
After a matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers and having to battle hard down in the post against two talented 7-footers in Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol, the Warriors will come as a relief to the Spurs’ big men. With David Lee out, Golden State really only has one big man that plays legitimate minutes, Andrew Bogut. Bogut is a true center but he may even be on a minutes restriction because he can be fragile at times. Carl Landry is listed as a power forward, but he’s only 6’9”. Most of the time the Warriors play small ball, which could prove a big advantage for the Spurs. If San Antonio wants to go with a bigger lineup, it may force the Warriors to give additional, unwanted minutes to their post players, which could cause problems.
The San Antonio Spurs made short-work of the Los Angeles Lakers in the first-round of the and will now advance to the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
However, is sweeping an injury-riddled Lakers team fool's gold for fans who might be thinking this San Antonio team is playing well.
On this episode of the News 4 San Antonio-Project Spurs, Spurs Roundtable, Kyle Boenitz, Paul Garcia and Jeff Garcia discuss what, if anything, can the Spurs take away from beating an injured L.A. team.
In the second half of the show, the panel discusses if the road is paved for the Spurs to head to the NBA Finals now that Thunder's Russell Westbrook is out for the season with an injury.
Following the quick dispatching of the Los Angeles Lakers team, the San Antonio Spurs are moving on to the second round to face the winner of the series between the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors.
Tickets will go on sale today at 10am Central Time for the Games 1 and 2. Ticket prices start at $20. They can be purchased at Spurs.com, AT&TCenter.com, the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office or by calling (210) 255-TEAM.
To guarantee authenticity, the Spurs are recommending purchasing tickets from directly from the team outlets. NBATickets.com, launched by the NBA and Ticketmaster, is another option for fans desiring to purchase tickets.
So what have you Spurs fans? Who is going to the games for some exciting Spurs basketball?no comments
The San Antonio Spurs swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round but it wasn't without its cost. In Game 3 of the series, Tiago Splitter injured his left ankle late in the game and is out indefinitely.
Splitter was having a great series versus the Lakers' Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol defensively. He was playing tough in the paint, pushing Howard and Gasol out of their comfort spot while averaging 5 points, 2.3 assists, and 4 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.
Now that the Spurs will be off the court for about one week as they wait for their opponent in round two, Splitter can use the time to recover and it already seems he is on the fast-track to recovery. He recently took to Twitter to give fans an update on his injury and it is good news Spurs fans.no comments
All it took was a week (literally) for the San Antonio Spurs to defeat and eliminate the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers, as Sunday was the final game of the Lakers’ 2013 campaign, where the Spurs once more blew them out on their own floor 103-82.
It was a tale of two “stars” on Sunday, as Tony Parker led the Spurs like any captain would in a battle to put away the enemy - by leading his charge with 23 points and four assists to send D-League guards Andrew Goudelock and Darius Morris back to the Summer League at least gaining some experience in competing with one of the NBA’s premier point guards.
The other “star” Dwight Howard, did the opposite Sunday as Howard let his emotions guide him and he eventually ended up watching his team lose from the locker room, as Howard was ejected early in the third quarter with two technical fouls.
As had been the trend in the series, the Lakers, missing a plethora of their key contributors, were able to compete with the Spurs for one or two quarters, but by half Sunday, they already found themselves facing an 18-point deficit.no comments
The matchup of the game for Game 4 will be between Matt Bonner and Dwight Howard.
With Tiago Splitter out, the San Antonio Spurs will be counting on Matt Bonner's contributions throughout the game to sweep the Los Angeles Lakers. Bonner has guarded Howard on the defensive end and Matt hasn't been afraid of giving him hard fouls to help wear him down in the process. The Spurs can't rely on Bonner too much other than his shooting, but that should make the Lakers uncomfortable enough with having to move one of their big men to the perimeter.
What Bonner must do on offense:no comments