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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.
After the jump the Kawhi-Lights from the Spurs March 4th meeting against the Cavaliers which resulted in a 122-101 win for the Spurs.
We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs.
After forever and a decade, the San Antonio Spurs are finally back at full strength. The good news comes at a great time as the Spurs are only 22 games away from their 17th consecutive post-season appearance. March is a relatively relaxed month for the squad but they do have tough test tonight against the visiting Miami Heat. We preview the Spurs-Heat matchup and take look at how the Western Conference playoff race is shaping up.
Also on episode #318: Buyout market fallout, Tony Parker's return from the injury list, the 39 team assists extravaganza, and the phallometric contest that is "who had a more impressive night?" Stephen Anderson (@andersonstevem) joins hosts Jose Grijalva (@JRG1023) and Aaron Preine (@DukeOfBexar) to discuss all of this and more on the one and only Spurscast. The original Spurs Podcast.
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Music: Miss You by The Rolling Stonesno comments
• Trip to San Antonio accompanied by not-so-fond memories | Miami Sun Sentinel
Miami Heat beat writer Ira Winderman says the Heat have bad memories of their three-game stay in San Antonio during the NBA Finals. The Spurs blew out the Heat in Game 3 113-77 and won Game 5 114-104 before the Heat won Games 6 and 7 in Miami.
"I mean, of course, we just played them in the Finals and obviously just going there is always a place of horrors. I haven't had a lot of success there in my career, but it's always fun going against a very, very well-coached, very well-machined organization and team, with so many great players."
• Greg Anthony talks Heat vs. Spurs | SpursNation
Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News talked to TNT analyst Greg Anthony about tomorrow's Heat-Spurs matchup. Anthony said it will be a difficult task for anyone to dethrone the Western Conference Champs and said Patty Mills could be an x-factor in tomorrow night's game. He also gave the edge to the Spurs.no comments
If you ever wondered what happened to former San Antonio Spurs guard Derek Anderson, you're in luck. Raul Barrigon over at HoopsHype recently interviewed the former Kentucky Wildcat, where he had some pretty interesting things to say about current Spurs General Manager R.C. Buford.
For those who don't remember, Anderson signed with the Spurs for one year back in the summer of 2000, instantly catapulting San Antonio back into contender status. Anderson played all 82 games while averaging 15.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists, helping the Spurs to a 58-24 record, good enough for the top seed in the West.
Then a flagrant foul from Juwan Howard separated his shoulder and ended his season in the second round against the Mavericks. The Spurs would advance to the Western Conference Finals without Anderson, but were swept by the Lakers.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs finally have a healthy roster for the first time since January 4, so the question on every Spurs fans' lips is, can the team return to the NBA Finals and win their fifth Championship?
While the roster is mostly the same as last year's squad, just how good is the current group compared to last year's squad that made it all the way to Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals?
Marco Belinelli was brought in over the offseason to fill Gary Neal's role and posted a career-high 27 points against the Golden State Warriors earlier this year. Belinelli is currently the third best three-point shooter at in the league hitting 44.6% from beyond the arc, and has on-court experience with Manu Ginobili that can be a solid part of San Antonio's postseason run.no comments
After winning their previous three games at home, the San Antonio Spurs took their 3-game winning streak to the road on Tuesday, as the result was a 122-101 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers, for the Spurs’ fourth win in a row. After the team struggled mightily in the first quarter (13 points, 4 assists, 24% shooting), the Spurs excelled through the remainder of the game, outscoring the Cavaliers 109-78 in the following three quarters, as San Antonio’s lead reached its peak at 28 on the evening.
After the team had tied its season-high 34 assists less than a week ago against the Detroit Pistons, the Spurs set a new season high Tuesday with 39 assists. What was more impressive was the “machine” like efficiency San Antonio used in collecting the assists, as 43 of their made baskets were assisted on, a 91% assist to made basket mark. Led by Danny Green’s 24 points, five players not named Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, helped the Spurs with double-digit scoring efforts, as Duncan and Parker got to sit out the entire fourth quarter. Here were a few key components to the Spurs’ 44th victory of the season.
Machine or human team?no comments
After seeing the San Antonio Spurs top free agent targets sign with other teams, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich and R.C. Buford are still left with an empty roster spot that they can use to improve the team however they see fit. With the buyout market seemingly dwindling by the day, it's time to look the remaining buyout candidates, and how they would fit in a silver and black uniform.
Metta World Peace, forward
2013-14 averages: 13.4 minutes, 4.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 39.7 FG%
Advanced: 11.7 PER, 94 OffRtg, 107 DefRtg, 0.2 WS, .027 WS/48
The artist formerly known as Ron Artest has yet to find a new home after being bought out by the Knicks, and his options are becoming bleak. The 34-year-old forward has been hampered by injuries this year, but is still a massive body on the floor who could manage to help any contender. Sadly, the only "contender" knocking at his door are the Detroit Pistons, who are 3 games out of the 8th seed in the East.
The book on World Peace is simple; He doesn't shoot well, and he isn't mobile enough to be the defender he once was. But in a limited role off the bench, he could still be a good presence.no comments
1. Vs. Wizards - 125-118 - February 5
Fast forward to 1:30 left in regulation. Pop draws up another mastermind play and Mills delivers a beauty from down under to cut the Wizards’ lead to 2 points. After the Spurs got the stop, Mills found Duncan as he was falling to the ground, and Duncan hit a wonderful floater to tie it up at 99. Great defense by Green on Wall, got the Spurs the ball back and Belinelli and Mills just missed shots that would have won the game.
OVERTIME 1; Huge baskets by Mills, Green, Duncan, and Belinelli should have won the game for the Spurs, but critical turnovers and some defensive breakdowns for layups, including a steal and last second layup for Wall, sent the game into double OT. Two possessions sandwiched between clutch Patty Mills free throws put the Spurs in the driver's seat again. Belinelli hit a running jumper, and with the shot clock running down, with just over a minute left and the Spurs up by 2 points, Diaw fired a pass from the baseline to Green in the corner, and Green delivered a dagger three-pointer to put the Spurs up by 5 points and gave them the win. Duncan had 31-11-5-3-2. Green (22), and Mills(23) both played very well and hit clutch shots right when the Spurs needed them.no comments
AT&T CENTER – “It felt good. I felt fresh,” said San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker in his first game back from injury, as he led the Spurs to a 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks with 22 points and seven assists in 32 minutes. Along with Parker, Tim Duncan chipped in 17 points and nine rebounds, Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Manu Ginobili came off the bench with 15 points and seven assists, Boris Diaw scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Tiago Splitter finished the six players in double-figures scoring mark with 11 points.
Against a Dallas squad that had come into the AT&T Center 7-3 in their last 10 games, the Spurs were able to build stable periodic leads of 10-11 points in the game, but turnovers were their largest obstacle in the first half. Dirk Nowitzki (22 points), Vince Carter (21 points), and Monta Ellis (17 points) led the Mavericks in scoring, but the entire Dallas team had trouble scoring for the first three quarters, as the Spurs held on for the win in the fourth. Here were a few story lines from the Spurs’ 43rd win of the season.
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