Russell Westbrook is out again after having surgery to reduce swelling in his surgically repaired right knee. Just how much will this alter the balance of power in the tough Western Conference? The San Antonio Spurs need any break they can get since they can't seem to beat any team deemed a contender. How much of this is on the players? How much blame should Coach Pop be getting?
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According to Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com (H/T RealGM), the San Antonio Spurs could be one of multiple teams to pursue Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng this summer if Deng hits the free agent market.
His upcoming status has resulted in the likes of the Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Raptors, Spurs, Grizzlies and Nets, among others, already expressing interest in Deng, according to league sources.
According to Deng's agent, interested teams will be looking for the chance to see if Deng isn't traded from Chicago and if he'll have the chance at free agency:no comments
We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs. You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in Spurs history. Stay tuned all season long to relive every dunk and moment that Kawhi makes on his way to becoming the next cornerstone of the Spurs franchise.
Here are the Kawhi-Lights from last night against the Mavericks which resulted in a 116-107 win for the Spurs.
After falling to the Houston Rockets on Christmas Day (Wednesday), the San Antonio Spurs returned to the court Thursday in their first meeting against the Dallas Mavericks. Awaiting the Spurs was former Spur DeJuan Blair and a Mavericks team that was playing winning basketball with a few other new additions like Monta Ellis and Samuel Dalembert.
After 48-minutes of play Thursday, it would be Danny Green leading the charge in perfect fashion as he scored 22 points while never missing a shot from the field in going 7-of-7 shooting, and 5-of-5 from 3-point range in a 116-107 win for the Spurs.
From the get go, the Spurs maintained the lead as they began with a 27-20 first quarter. The Mavericks would tie them in the following two quarters but in the fourth with 5:43 remaining, it looked like the Spurs were going to coast to an easy win with a 100-85 lead over Dallas. However, Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki had other ideas as they led Dallas to a 12-0 run in less than two minutes (3:55) to cut the Spurs’ lead to 100-97.no comments
We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs. You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in Spurs history.
Stay tuned all season long to relive every dunk and moment that Kawhi makes on his way to becoming the next cornerstone of the Spurs franchise.
Here are the Kawhi-Lights from last night against the Rockets which resulted in a 111-98 loss for the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs (22-7) will look to get a win tonight versus their in-state rival Dallas Mavericks (16-12).
The Spurs are coming off a 98-111 loss to the Rockets at home. Manu Ginobili came off the bench and scored 22 points in the defeat.
The Mavs are coming off a 111-104 win over the Rockets. Dirk Nowitzki finished with a game-high 31 points in the win.
And as the Spurs look to get a road win and run into former Spur DeJuan Blair, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game:
The Mavericks are 8-2 this season when they shoot at least 50 percent from the field.no comments
AT&T CENTER – Coming into Wednesday’s Christmas Day matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, the Spurs were already 0-6 against the “elite” teams of the NBA, and their defensive rating in the month of December had dipped to 15th in the NBA.
Fast-forward through 48 minutes of the Christmas day game and here is what Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich had to say about the loss.
“(But) you can’t combined poor performances with a lack of physicality and a lack of discipline. They whipped us. They whipped us good. That’s an embarrassing loss.”no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (22-6) will host the Houston Rockets (18-11) tonight on Christmas Day at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 112-99 win over the Raptors. Tony Parker scored a game-high 26 points and handed out 8 assists while Manu Ginobili finished with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
The Rockets are coming off a 104-111 loss to the Mavericks. James Harden finished with 34 points in the loss.
And as the Spurs look to dampen the Rockets holiday spirit, here are five things to watch for in tonight's game: