AT&T CENTER – Before the San Antonio Spurs narrowly defeated the Golden State Warriors on Friday, Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was asked what he thought the Warriors would be like with new marquee addition Andre Iguodala.
Pop’s response: “I don’t know? We’ll find out.”
The follow-up question to Popovich was whether he’s watched any game footage to plan for Iguodala, and he basically said no.
“I haven’t studied any tape,” said Popovich. “It’s the fifth game of the year. This is the learning part of the season.”no comments
AT&T CENTER--After their enjoyable second round playoff series, any game between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors figures to be teeming with storylines and intrigue. Much of that goes out the door with the absence of Stephen Curry, who did not play, and what intrigue remains dissolves behind the haze of what has been an odd, but technically successful start for the Spurs.
The Spurs won, as they have four other times before this season, but they didn't play particularly well. And they haven't for much of the season, despite the 5-1 record. Finding any narrative in that, this early in this season, would be flawed. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich hasn't been concerned with the early season sample size, while his team is aware of the need to improve their overall play.no comments
The Houston Rockets are already reaping the benefits of signing the biggest free agent this summer. The Rockets are off to a hot start at 4-2 and with Dwight Howard and James Harden in the fold, Houston may be looking at a deep playoff push.
However, former San Antonio Spurs guard Steve Kerr doesn't think Houston has what it takes to be a title contender this season.no comments
While the San Antonio Spurs were looking to find a backup to Kawhi Leonard by bringing in veterans Corey Maggette and Sam Young, it appears, they may have tried to bring in some shooting help as well in the form of the newly-retired Michael Redd.
Redd, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks for all but one season of his 12-year NBA career, formally announced his NBA retirement in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
But if you think Redd decided to call it quits because a lack of NBA offers, think again.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (4-1) will host the Golden State Warriors (4-1) tonight at the AT&T Center.
The Spurs are coming off a 99-96 win over the Suns in San Antonio. The Spurs were led by Tony Parker's 20 points while Danny Green had a season-high 19 points. Green also blocked a career-high 4 shots. Tim Duncan added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the win.
The Warriors are coming off a 106-93 win over Minnesota. Andre Iguodala had 20 points and 6 assists to lead the Warriors to the win. Stephen Curry is questionable for tonight's game due to left ankle bone bruise.
And as the Spurs look to remain unbeaten in San Antonio, here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• The Warriors have held opposing teams to below 40 percent from the field (.378), as they’ve done in all four wins this season.no comments
When San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills and Boris Diaw are not lighting up the court, they are tearing it up on the mic at a karaoke bar. Well, at least making an attempt to kill it on the mic.
That's right, Mills and Diaw flexed their vocal "talents" to the tune of "Killing Me Softly" by the "Fugees" and needless to say, they might want to stick to their day job.
Check out Mills and Diaw's duet but be warned, it may make your pet dog howl.no comments
Before he changed his name and before he joined the San Antonio Spurs, Jeff Ayres suited up for the Portland Trail Blazers and brought the energy to the team huddle.
As a rookie for Portland, Ayres pre-game ritual was to fire up the team and needless to say, he really fired up the team. From yelling at the top of his lungs, pumping his fists, and cursing up a storm, Jeff made sure his teammates were ready to go to war on the court.
Check out what the former player named "Pendergraph" did while in Portland. I sure hope as this season progresses, he does the same for the Spurs. The look on coach Gregg Popovich's face will be priceless.no comments
This past Tuesday during the Miami Heat 104-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James actions with 1-minute 35-seconds has caused quite a stir with the players and fans in Toronto. James advances the ball, after a save by teammate Ray Allen, dribbles it up the floor and then what transpires afterwards is not a good show of sportsmanship.no comments