So his comments during ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the St Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks, the “Round Mound of Rebound” gave a halftime interview shouldn’t come as a big surprise. When the topic of the upcoming 2013-2014 NBA season came up, he had this to say about the silver and black.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (1-0) will get their first game on the road in the new season with a visit to L.A. to face the Lakers (1-1). The Spurs and Lakers met in the opening round of last season's West playoffs where San Antonio handed L.A. an early exit with a sweep (4-0). However, the Lakers have made changes including losing Dwight Howard to free agency (signed with Houston) and are still without Kobe Bryant who is recovering from an Achilles injury.
The Spurs are coming off a 101-94 win over the Grizzlies in the team's home opener. Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 14 points in the win but it was a costly win as Tim Duncan was injured (chest contusion) he suffered in the game. He traveled with the team to L.A. but is doubtful to play as he is day-to-day.
The Lakers are coming off a 94-125 loss to the Warriors in Oakland. Pau Gasol scored 12 with seven rebounds for L.A. in the loss.
And as the Spurs get set to kick-off a mini 3-game road trip, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest.no comments
I know, I know. Why are you taking all of us back to that dreadful game seven when our beloved Spurs lost to the Heat. It is a day that I will never forget, and it still makes my stomach turn. I though am here to show you what game seven would sound like if it were told by British commentators.
"Hello netball fans, set your watches to BMT, that is basketball meantime." From that point, the next 2-minutes and 43 seconds was pure audio gold.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs announced that Tim Duncan will be day-to-day with a chest contusion.
Duncan, doubtful for tomorrow's game against the Los Angeles Lakers, traveled with the team on their three-game west coast road trip. The Spurs are slated to play in Portlandand Denver . The 17-year-veteran collided with Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen in the third quarter. He left the game, and Memphis outscored the Spurs by 10 points in the final 21 minutes of the game to cut the final margin to seven points.
San Antonio is 13-8 in the past two seasons without Duncan in the lineup.no comments
With the San Antonio Spurs beginning their quest to return to the NBA Finals with a opening night victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The taste of how the things ended last June is still fresh in the mind of both Spurs fans and players alike.
Before the home opener Tim Duncan shared his thoughts on how last season ended. Needless to say, much like the city he plays for where they still "Remember the Alamo," he doesn't want to forget the loss to the Heat in the Finals.no comments
AT&T CENTER – With 1:16 remaining in the second quarter as the San Antonio Spurs were leading the Memphis Grizzlies by 19 points, Spurs guard Manu Ginobili grabbed a rebound and threw a pass down the court to an open Kawhi Leonard for a one-handed slam dunk that brought the AT&T Center to its feet.
Asked after the game Wednesday how the dunk felt, Leonard said, “It felt like any other dunk, it wasn’t anything special.”
On paper that almost sounds like a sarcastic answer, however as Leonard has begun his third season with the Spurs, folks in the city of San Antonio know that Leonard really isn’t a player with many words, instead he allows his play in games to speak for himself.no comments
Like most San Antonio Spurs fans, when news came out on NBA Draft night 2011 the team was trading fan favorite George Hill for Kawhi Leonard, an unproven player, it did not go over very well.
Hill brought excitement, defense, scoring to the team and was not afraid to get in the face of Kobe Bryant. Leonard, on the other hand, was unproven and a relative unknown. He had big hands and that was all most knew of him.
But it seems that it wasn't just Spurs fans who did not like to see Hill be traded for Leonard. Manu Ginobili also did not like the trade and admits, it made him "angry."no comments
AT&T CENTER--For a team as seasoned as the San Antonio Spurs, a season opener is everything and nothing all at once. A shortened summer is not, perhaps, enough time to heal all wounds; but it's enough to mend beaten bodies and approach yet another year with a renewed and fresh perspective.
The heartache and bruises of an 82-game season and extended playoff run have faded, but the knowledge accumulated over the course of the Spurs' Finals run remain intact, creating something to continue building off of.
"We've benefited from corporate knowledge for a while, and a lot of that has to do with continuity," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "Trying to keep player in place and not having to do too many trades, not having to do too many signings. Just important ones that fit in. Timmy, Manu, and Tony have been special in that regard. We've been able to put people around them. Continuity allows us so be pretty consistent."no comments