San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills recently posted to his NBA Australia blog talking about everything from the cold weather north of the border, the Spurs' start to the season and how his work this offseason is paying off.
Mills was in stiff competition for the backup point guard spot through training camp, but the perception was that Cory Joseph had the inside track considering his NBA Finals performance. A new-look Mills ended up winning the backup battle, and credits his success this season partially to being able to get in shape.no comments
Gregg Popovich can't stop thinking about that game, where that thing happened -- you know that game with the 3-pointer thing and ... I'll just stop there.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs have never been afraid of drafting a player and letting him develop overseas. The "Draft and Stash" philosophy has helped the Spurs during their fifteen season playoff streak.
The Spurs 2010 second round draft pick, Ryan Richards has spent the past two and a half years developing his game while playing in various European Basketball Leagues. However, in yet another move to a new team it seems Ryan is still trying to find his niche.no comments
There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan has his passport stamped for the Basketball Hall of Fame.
From winning four NBA titles, staying with one team to back-to-back NBA MVP honors, there hasn't been anything Duncan has not done to earn the status of "Legendary." But where does TD rank among the best-of-the-best? How does he compare to those how equally have a resume which would make a person's eyes go wide?
SI Now discussed this topic and needless to say, TD has secured himself a spot among the pantheon of NBA legends.no comments
Coming into Monday’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers, an All-Star point guard matchup between Tony Parker and Chris Paul was the expectation. However, as the game got under way, only one of the perennial point guards would end up finishing the game in a healthy state.
With 5:09 left in the third quarter and the Spurs down 68-61, Parker would leave the game with a right shin contusion that he injured on a defensive play when he collided his knee to shin area with Clippers forward Ryan Hollins. Parker would not return to the game.
The Spurs would go on to be outscored in the fourth quarter 37-22 as the Clippers would eventually defeat San Antonio 115-92. Here’s a rundown of the Spurs’ fifth loss of the season and their third by 10 or more points.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs have scored 107.4 points per 100 possessions this season, the fourth highest mark in the league; only Portland, Houston and Miami, all potent offensive dynamos, are more efficient offensively.
And that's despite the fact that, well, the Spurs haven't been very good after timeouts, according to Deadspin.
San Antonio is scoring just 78 points per 100 possessions after timeouts, while the league average is 88.65. This puts them squarely in the bottom five in efficiency, ahead of just Cleveland, Milwaukee, Washington and Oklahoma City.
The Spurs have salvaged an elite offensive unit, primarily because they are leaps and bounds ahead of the majority of the league in the half-court. The two-time defending champion Miami Heat are the only team scoring more points per possession in the half-court.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (19-4) will look to extend their winning streak as they visit the Clippers (16-9) in Los Angeles.
The Spurs are coming off a 100-84 win over the Jazz. Tim Duncan recorded his fourth double-double in the last six contests with game-highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds.
The Clippers are coming off a 113-97 win over the Wizards. Chris Paul led the Clippers with 38 points in the win.
And as the Spurs look to send a message to their Western Conference rival (and greet former Spur Stephen Jackson who is now a Clipper), here are five things to watch for in tonight's contest:
• The Clippers score 103.7 points per game, with four players averaging 14.0 or more.no comments
On this episode of the News 4 SA-Project Spurs San Antonio Spurs Roundtable, Aaron Priene of Project Spurs and filling in for Jeff Garcia as host, Jerrod Kingery, the duo speaks on the Spurs recent struggles (3-2 for a stretch) and losing to top-notch teams. Is this worrisome?
Also, the two break down Tim Duncan's recent surge and look way ahead at the playoffs.
All this and much more on this episode of the Spurs Roundtable.