During the San Antonio Spurs' march in the 2013 NBA Finals, Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily will be contributing to Project Spurs.
After last night's San Antonio Spurs' tough loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4, Spurs fans could use a chuckle or two today. Luckily "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is here to give Spurs fans some much-needed laughs today.
During the NBA Finals, the show has been going a segment called "Lie Witness News" where fans of both the Spurs and Heat are interviewed about their favorite team and are asked blatantly wrong question about their team just to see if they will lie.
And they sure did.
From the Spurs running the "rhombus-style" offense, a fan's take on Spurs' owner, "Ironman" himself, "Tony Stark," to how effective "Kawhi Me A River" will be shooting from the three-point line, it seems these Spurs fans may not really know the silver and black.no comments
AT&T Center – Going into the fourth quarter of Game 4 on Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs found themselves trailing 81-76 to the Miami Heat. With Tony Parker losing his aggressiveness due to fatigue, Tim Duncan, Danny Green, and Kawhi Leonard, who all scored more than five points in the third quarter needed help to make a final push in the fourth.
The logical move would be to look to the last member of the “Big 3”, Manu Ginobili, to provide a scoring and playmaking punch with Parker only playing three minutes in the fourth.
The move didn’t quite work as Ginobili played 10:23 minutes in the fourth quarter and only contributed 3 points, missed two 3-pointers, threw one assist, grabbed one rebound, and turned the ball over once. The Spurs would fall to the Heat by 16 points and Miami would tie the NBA Finals series at 2-2.no comments
AT&T Center - Heading into Game 4, San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker was not admittedly 100 percent. In Game 3, he suffered a left hamstring injury and was a game time decision before Game 4.
Parker did end up playing Game 4 and finished with 15 points, 9 assists, off 7-16 shooting in the loss. Solid numbers but not the numbers Parker usually produces considering he played through the gimpy hamstring.
"It was weak. I didn't know what to expect. So the first three, four minutes I was testing it and the first half it felt okay," said Parker.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (14-3) will look to put a grip on the 2013 NBA Finals as they host the Miami Heat (13-6) at the AT&T Center for Game 4.
The Spurs are coming off a huge win over the Heat in Game 3 winning 113-77 in San Antonio. The Spurs were paced by Danny Green, who finished with a career postseason-high 27 points and made a postseason-high 7 three-pointers. Gary Neal finished with a postseason-high 24 points, connecting on a career postseason–high 6 threes. The Spurs set a Finals record with 16 three-pointers. Lebron James finished with 15 points off 7-21 shooting from the field.
Tony Parker is also expected to play tonight in Game 4 after suffering a left hamstring injury in Game 3.
And as the Spurs look to go up 3-1 in the Finals, here are five things to watch for in Game 4:
• Miami is 5-3 on the road this postseason.no comments
It started off as we thought it might. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker are key in a San Antonio Spurs win while LeBron James had a triple double in a Game 1 that could've gone either way. Then things got weird.
First the Spurs got crushed by the Miami Heat, which isn't too weird, but what was weird is that the blowout wasn't a part of a "LeBron game" or a "Big 3" game. Rather, it was Mario Chalmers scoring 19 and Ray Allen scoring 13 to help James, who had a sneaky good 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists game. Then Game 3 came, and the Spurs this time poured it on, handing the Heat their worst playoff loss in the franchise's relatively young playoff history. There was no Tony Parker brilliance, no Tim Duncan throwback game and no Manu Ginobili outburst off the bench. Nope, it was the Gary Neal and Danny Green show.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs are now up 2-1, so what does that mean for the rest of the series? What adjustments do the Heat need to make to get back into it? How did I not know how old Q was?
We answer these questions and more, on this edition of the Spurscast.
The Spurscast. The original Spurs podcast.
Music: Bob Seger -- Night Movesno comments