Through four playoffs series this postseason, the San Antonio Spurs have now only lost four games total. Sweeps in the opening round and Western Conference Finals mean the Spurs’ only losses have come at the hands of the Golden State Warriors and the Miami Heat.
The Spurs will look to end the playoffs tonight with that same number as they enter a crucial Game 6 in Miami.
There’s nothing easy about closing out a series on the road, but the Spurs have been here before and have a 100 percent success rate in closeout games on the road.no comments
With the San Antonio Spurs ahead 3-2 in the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat, it’s safe to begin looking at who a potential Finals MVP for the series could be if the Spurs win the title in six or seven games, or the Heat force a seventh game and win the championship.
The numbers provided below come from NBA.com/stats are only taken from the averages through the five NBA Finals games.
If the Spurs win the Championship
- Danny Green: 18 points (10.6 FGA), 66% shooting from 3-point range, 1.6 blocks
“Danny Shoot Ball” is what Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said about Green back in early January, and that’s exactly what Green’s continued to do at an even higher rate through five games in the Finals.no comments
Sports media is the most polarizing, glorified, and over-valued arm of all the journalistic outlets.
Yet, it only exists in this nature because you (and I), the fan, continually create an overwhelming demand of all things sports-related. Think about where media coverage was in both 1993 and 2003. Journalists dominated in both decades with the only difference being the Naughts-era expansion of virtual data and small-scale blogging. Now fast-forward to the sports world of 2013 - instant access to a tremendous amount of resources on almost everything a fan could ever care about.no comments
San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green has been putting on one of the best three point shooting displays in recent history of the NBA Finals.
From breaking Miami's Ray Allen's Finals record by connecting on 25 three points to currently shooting a whopping 65% from the three point line, Green is definitely leaving his mark on these Finals and quite possibly, garner some votes for NBA Finals MVP.
Here are some eye popping stats (via Basketball-Reference) on Green's three point shooting performance through five games:
• Green has connected on 25 out of 38 three point shots which has him shooting 65% from behind the arc
• In San Antonio, Green went 16-24 from the three point line (66%) and in two games in Miami, has made 9-14 (64%)no comments
San Antonio Spurs 2011 draftee Adam Hanga's future in Europe has been up in the air since his season ended. His contract with Assigna Manressa is up and Hanga won't be re-signing with the team. It looks like Hanga has found a new team and the name of that team is one Spurs fans are familiar with, whether that's a good thing or not remains to be seen.
According to European sports site Kirolmania, Hanga is set to sign a four year deal with Saski Baskonia in the Spanish ACB League. I spoke with Hanga's agent, Giorgos Dimitropoulos, late last week and he said the deal isn't done yet but there's a good possibility it happens. Hanga just finished a fantastic season with Manresa, showing real improvement in his game. The 6'7" Hungarian swingman finished the season averaging 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. The end of his season was strong as well, as he picked up a league MVP of the week award in late April.no comments
As Project Spurs reported recently, Partizan forward Davis Bertans suffered a right knee injury in a game versus Crvena Zvezda in the Serbian League Finals. It was a non-contact injury to his right knee and he was on the court in considerable pain.
An MRI was done and according to Euroleague.net, Bertans did sustain a tear his ACL in his right knee. He is expected to undergo surgery this week.
"It is a difficult situation", said Partizan head coach Dusko Vujosevic. "Davis took it pretty hard, but I am sure he will come out of this even stronger. Our club is behind him."
Bertans will likely miss the Eurobasket tournament this summer for Latvia in Slovenia and could could miss the entire 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. This also ends any chance he could have played for the San Antonio Spurs at this summer's NBA Summer League.
Check out the video of Bertans' injury.no comments
Did you miss any of what the San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat had to say after their Game 5 clash? Well if you did, you are in luck. Our friends over at News 4 San Antonio have you covered.
Here is what Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Coach Popovich and Spoelstra had to say about Game 5 before the scene shifts to Miami for Game 6 tomorrow.
During the San Antonio Spurs' title chase in the 2013 NBA Finals, Rey Moralde of The No Look Pass will be contributing to Project Spurs.