It's one of those nights we'll all remember where we were when Aron Baynes break out of his shell (for one game at least).
The San Antonio Spurs were slumping a bit to start the game against the Toronto Raptors. With starting center Tiago Splitter out due to injury, the Spurs were out of sync against the more energetic Raptors. That's when you cue Baynes coming into the game and playing with energy that Spurs fans haven't seen in years from a center. From pick and pops to taking the ball to the hole for a powerhouse dunk, Baynes showed a flash of what potential he has in the NBA on Tuesday night.
Check out the video of Baynes' highlights.no comments
San Antonio Spurs 2011 NBA draftee Adam Hanga recently hit the court for his new team, Spanish club Laboral Kutxa, and considering he came off left knee surgery, it is safe to say he is looking better than ever.
Hanga displayed a deft shooting touch, fearlessness as he constantly drove to the rim, made smart plays to find the open man and defense! And I mean defense! During a crucial fast break for opposing team Valencia (which would have had Valencia take the lead with seconds on the game clock) Hanga raced down court and swatted a shot. It was just sick and it got the Laboral bench cheering him on.
Check out Hanga in action and in a word... wow!no comments
The San Antonio Spurs truly utilize their D-League affiliate unlike most other NBA teams. They use the Austin Toros to develop talent in the coaching ranks, front office, and out on the hardwood, send players down for rehab stints or to get players comfortable and more acclimated to the system while getting more playing time and calling players up to shore up an area hit by injury.
That much was apparent with the Spurs signing Josh Howard and then assigning him to the Toros, and two recent one-game assignments for Nando De Colo and Aron Baynes likely in an attempt to boost confidence, which seemed to work for Baynes in his game against the Raptors.no comments
After winning by 13 points on the road in Toronto on Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs concluded their quick two game Northern road trip Wednesday with a 32-point victory (109-77) over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tim Duncan turned in a statistical-monster type performance in just three quarters of play (21 points, 9-of-12 shooting, 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks in 24 minutes), while the Spurs played their machine-like style from the get-go as they held a 38-point lead at one time, and ended with six players scoring in double-figures.
Here’s a rundown of the Spurs’ 17th win of the season and 12th straight against teams with losing records.no comments
It wasn't too long ago San Antonio Spurs' Patty Mills and Boris Diaw were filmed singing at a karaoke bar to "Killing me Softly" and now it appears Manu Ginobili got in the singing act with Diaw during last night's Raptors game.
During a timeout, the arena was blasting AC/DC's "You shook me all night long" and caught on camera were Manu and Boris singing along and really getting into it. The two were jamming out and right when the chorus began, Manu and Boris looked eye-to-eye and belt it out.
Check out the duo doing their thing last night from the bench. Manu also shook the Raptors all night long finishing with 16 points and nine assists.no comments
We will be tracking Kawhi Leonard all season long here at Project Spurs. You can expect a specially dedicated highlight reel following every game specifically for one of the most exciting players in San Antonio Spurs history.
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.
Here are the Kawhi-Lights from last night against the Raptors which resulted in a 116-103 win for the Spurs.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (16-4) will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (5-16) tonight in Milwaukee.
The Spurs are coming off a 116-103 win over the Raptors. Manu Ginobili led the team with 16 points while center Aron Baynes finished with a career-high 14 points.
The Bucks are coming off a 78-74 win over the Bulls. John Henson led the Bucks with 25 points.
And as the Spurs look to begin a new winning streak, here are five things to watch for during tonight's contest:
• The Spurs are 10-1 when Ginobili hands out at least five assists.no comments
When you look at the final score (116-103) and the fact that they held a 24-point lead at one time, it might be hard to believe that the San Antonio Spurs trailed the Toronto Raptors by 14 points at any time in the Spurs’ victory Tuesday in Toronto.
The Spurs did indeed have a rough start in Toronto, but after one quarter of play, they had a total team effort in which seven players finished in double-figures while the Australian Aron Baynes also had an impactful game on both sides of the ball in the absence of center Tiago Splitter. Here’s the rundown of the Spurs’ victory over the Raptors on Tuesday.no comments
“I don’t think I have ever been on a team where the coach told us to know something about your teammate,” said former Spur Robert Horry. “Know something about your teammate because if you do, he becomes a part of you. He becomes like family.”
Family. That’s the culture in San Antonio. To be closer than just teammates. Become connected with your comrades. Be attached to them, like brothers. That is the culture that Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich has developed in the Alamo City.
For the past few weeks I have been observing Coach Pop for a leadership class. The assignment was to watch an individual and see what kind of leadership qualities they possess, and then write a case study. Now, without getting too much into the moral conundrum of good and bad leaders, strictly from a basketball perspective, here are a view reasons why I selected to observe a coach from a small market franchise instead of anyone else in the world.
I chose Pop because of his resume - four-time NBA Champion, three times an All-Star Game Head coach, twice the Coach of the Year. All of that is impressive. But how about this one: 900 victories with the same team.no comments