For Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni, beating the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs is almost elusive as capturing an NBA championship. D'Antoni, of course, has accomplished neither. In 18 playoff meetings against Gregg Popovich, D'Antoni led squads have won four games.
Things got heated off the court after the San Antonio Spurs-Los Angeles Lakers Game 2 playoff match Wednesday night in San Antonio as a Spurs and Lakers fan brawled on the concourse of the AT&T Center.
Check out the video of the fight which reportedly lasted 45 seconds and no arrests were made.
The raw video is below.
The Spurs and Lakers have heave heated battles on the court but to see this behavior among fans is not what you want to see as a Spurs fan.no comments
Manu Ginobili is getting back in to form and creating for his teammates. In this clip he is rewarding the big man, Tim Duncan, for running the floor.
The Spurs are showing the NBA, what San Antonio Spurs fans already know, that some of the top players are being grown outside of the United States. Manu Ginobili is getting back in to form and creating for his teammates.
Grab a seat as the Spurs’ United Nation roster keeps on showing the NBA that International players are becoming equals to the players that come from the United States.no comments
There was a recent drama between DeJuan Blair and a jewelry store about him not paying items he took out on credit. Now it appears Blair is paying up.
Spurs center DeJuan Blair has agreed to pay back more than $53,000 he owes a local jeweler who let him take merchandise on credit three years ago, lawyers for both sides said.
This might be adding to a bitter end to the undersized forward's career in silver and black. Blair has voiced his frustration on his role with the team this season and adding incidents like this may just make the decision easier for Blair and the Spurs to move on this summer. (MySanAntonio.com)
There's also a bit more troubling news to the incident that might rub future creditors the wrong way also.no comments
Commonly appreciated for being 6'10" and one of the best three point shooters in the NBA, Bonner's making his money against the Los Angeles Lakers not just from the work he's doing above the arc, but also the work he's putting in down low against Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.
He played sparingly for most of the regular season, but with Boris Diaw out and Stephen Jackson cut, the Spurs were left with no other choice but to give Bonner an increased roll in the first round. It was a dicey proposition heading in to the series, but after two games, Bonner has held his ground against Howard and Gasol. After game 2, Head coach Gregg Popovich praised Bonner's work on defense against Howard.
"Matty's a tough-minded individual. He's a heck of a competitor and a great team guy. He'll do whatever we ask him to do. I think his family worries about him and the things we ask him to do out there," Popovich said. "He did everything he could. Obviously, he's outmatched physically, but he never stopped working. That's for sure. He was a big part of what we did tonight."no comments
When the San Antonio Spurs were looking for a small forward, Tracy McGrady may not have been the first option. It's being reported the Spurs were looking at an Argentinian player to join Manu Ginobili in silver and black.
Andres Nocioni turned down an offer from the Spurs 15 days ago according to. Nocioni's agent confirmed he got an offer from NBA (@SportandoBasket)
The Los Angeles Lakers dropped Game 2 and if losing Kobe Bryant to injury wasn't enough, there's a new injury to Los Angeles as Steve Blake suffered a hamstring injury, but injuries don't justify losing to Metta World Peace.
On this week's playoff edition of the Spurscast, Jose Grijalva and Trevor Zickgraf join me to talk about what the San Antonio Spurs have been doing right to take a 2-0 lead on the Los Angeles Lakers and what they need to do in order to make it a sweep.
We also recap the rest of the NBA playoffs, although we try not to spend too much time on the Eastern Conference so we don't get too bored with ourselves.
The Spurscast. The Original Spurs podcast.
Music (suggested by Trevor): Stevie Ray Vaughan -- Voodoo Childno comments
San Antonio Spurs fans haven't been too happy since hearing the news that Marc Gasol and not Tim Duncan won Defensive Player of the Year for the regular season.
Gasol received 212 points and 30 first-place votes to edge Miami's LeBron James, who had 149 points and 18 first-place votes, the NBA announced Wednesday.
The 7-foot-1 Spaniard averaged 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals for a Memphis defense that allowed a league-best 88.7 points per game. The five-year veteran ranked 12th in the league in blocks.
Memphis became the first team to hold opponents below 90 points per game in a season since 2005-06 when both the Grizzlies (88.5) and San Antonio (88.8) accomplished the feat. (NBA.com)
AT&T CENTER -- Before the playoffs started, an hour before their last game of the regular season, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich intimated who the Spurs were over the last month of the regular season would not be the team that opened up a playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
In Game 1 the Spurs shook off a month's worth of rust and bandages, riding a dominant defensive performance and a well-timed scoring burst from Manu Ginobili to victory. The Spurs looked better, but one game does not a trend make.
“I thought that was the first time in a while that we looked like the team that played the first 70 or so games defensively. We had done a good job of getting into that top tier of defensive teams, and then for a variety of reasons it dissipated," Popovich said before Game 2. "But that was our best defensive performance in a while and I’m anxious to see if that’s really our team or not."
In systematically ripping a depleted Lakers team apart in ways the 102-91 final margin doesn't do justice, the San Antonio Spurs began answering some of the questions surrounding the team heading into the playoffs.no comments