With 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter on Saturday, the Sacramento Kings found themselves down by one point, 94-93, to the San Antonio Spurs. The Kings inbounded the ball and as 10 second ticked away, Rudy Gay (23 points) took a 15-foot jumper that clanked off the rim. As Tony Parker (18 points, 10 assists) grabbed the offensive rebound, it was a moment of relief for the Spurs, as they held on to defeat the Kings 95-93, and snap out of their 3-game losing streak.
Gone from the starting lineup for San Antonio was Othyus Jeffers who was waived in the morning. Inserted was Tiago Splitter returning from a 12-game injury absence and fresh new 10-day signee Shannon Brown, who was signed that morning. The Kings would also play the game without DeMarcus Cousins due to injury.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs released Othyus Jeffers to sign Shannon Brown to a 10-day contract. Jeffers averaged 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds in four games prior to his release.
The San Antonio Spurs have not been playing the type of basketball that at one point in this season, the team having the best record in all of the league. Recently, they have taking a dip. Being hit with injuries to three of their starting five have started to show.
With their recently loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, San Antonio have now lost the last three of their four games. What could the problem be? Defense? Rebounding? Fatigue?
Out of those three that were listed, there is one that really gets underneath Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich. Fatigue.no comments
Aron Baynes has just come in the game for Tim Duncan, with 4:33 left in the third quarter. The Rockets are up on the Spurs 60-56. Then one of the most depressing offensive sequences ever, just happened.
Patty Mills misses the pull up three pointer, but Baynes grabs the offensive board, only to get his layup blocked by the Rockets 6'3" point guard, Jeremy Lin. San Antonio does manage to pull down another offensive rebound, but this time, Boris Diaw's lame duck floater is swatted by Dwight Howard.no comments
The NBA announced today that San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker was selected to his third consecutive All-Star game appearance. He'll be representing the Western Conference for the sixth time in New Orleans during the 2014 NBA All-Star game next month.
Parker will be the lone Spur in the All-Star game, as Tim Duncan was not selected for his 15th appearance.
Parker joins LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Dwight Howard, Damian Lillard, Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Paul on the bench for the Western Conference.
Parker now ranks second all-time in All-Star selections for European-born players.
Parker is currently averaging 18.1 points, 6.2 assists and 2.4 rebounds for the Spurs.no comments
It is that time of year again as the San Antonio Spurs prepare for their annual Rodeo Road Trip. Every February the Spurs are forced out of the comfy confines of the AT&T Center, due to the San Antonio Rodeo. This is the time of year that San Antonio is looking towards the playoffs and gaining ground in their conference. The team this year will be faced with some adversity as they have been recently hit with the injury bug to three of their five starters.
Kawhi Leonard, Tiago Splitter and Danny Green are still injured. Gregg Popovich told USA Today's Sam Amick that he is disappointed for them and that the team will not be at full strength.no comments
AT&T CENTER - Coming into Wednesday’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls, the Bulls were 10-4 in the New Year and were holding teams to 93.1 points per game during that stretch. The Spurs on the other hand, started a shooting guard who has made trips to Austin and back (Nando De Colo), and they also started a player who is on a 10-day contract (Othyus Jeffers.)
“With a lot of guys out, our consistency just isn’t there,” said Spurs forward Tim Duncan (17 points, 12 rebounds) of his team’s 96-86 loss to the Bulls after 48 minutes of play. “We can’t sustain during periods of time when we need to,” continued Duncan. On a night when the Spurs turned the ball over 19 times due to many different lineups that weren’t accustomed to playing together, it was a specific third quarter run by the Bulls that helped Chicago take command of the game.no comments