The sky is not falling -- last time I checked. The Earth is spinning on its axis and the Bobcats are still bound to their couches during the postseason. Everything is still OK.
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker recently joked about having a "copyright" on the teardrop, his signature move for years. As we've seen during the playoffs, other point guards have used the move effectively.
The NBA's YouTube page put a video up of the different point guards that have used it this postseason.
Who you think uses it the most effectively? Check out the video below.no comments
This summer, Tiago Splitter becomes a restricted free agent. I know quite a few San Antonio Spurs fans who would have told you last year that they were looking forward to the day when Splitter could leave the Spurs for another team.
However, after improving on all of his numbers this year, almost as if he were auditioning for free agency, Splitter has become a lot more valuable to the team. Those that wanted Splitter gone might now be changing their tune.
Tiago made $3.9 million this year, but after working his way into the starting rotation and putting in some quality minutes, you can bet he’s due for a pay raise. The market will dictate his price, but everyone knows that big men can get a lot more because quality post players have become rather scarce these days.
So who has their sights set on landing the Brazilian big man?no comments
Editor's Note: Gábor Zsivera, who is the chief editor over at Hungarian basketball site starting5.hu, and follows Spurs draftee Adam Hanga very closely, has agreed to contribute reports on Hanga every other week for Project Spurs. While we try to follow the international players the San Antonio Spurs have rights to frequently, we thought this was another great option for our readers to get regular updates from someone who is closer to all the action and covers it regulalry.
Adam Hanga has stepped up lately in the number one domestic basketball league of Europe as he was selected to the All-Star Five of the month of April in the Spanish ACB League by solobasket.com.
The Spurs draftee (2011, 59th overall) posted 18 points per game in that period, which was the second best performance in the the league. The Hungarian guard finished 2nd in the MVP rankings in April and he was named the best shooting guard of the month as well.
Right after his MVP of the week performance, he scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, handed out three assists, had two steals and one block against CAI Zaragoza, but he couldn't help his team, Basquet Manresa to win on the road (89-62).no comments
After looking like a superhero in Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs, scoring 44 points and hitting six three-pointers, Stephen Curry has come back to earth a little bit. He’s still averaging a little over 20 points a game in the last three, but the Spurs have clearly found a way to slow him down a little bit.
Part of that success can be attributed to the defense of Danny Green. Curry’s numbers when Green has been guarding him are way below his average. Green has accepted his new role as Steph Curry’s shadow and is excited for the opportunity to continue.no comments
San Antonio Spurs draftee Adam Hanga is apparently being wooed by Spanish club Bilbao in the ACB League but has turned down their offer according to his agent.
Adam Hanga rejected today for a 2nd time Bilbao's offer. Our primary target for next season is a EUL club, not excluding however EUc clubs— GiorgosDimitropoulos (@DimitropulosFCM) May 9, 2013
As his agent states, it seems Hanga will be looking to leave Manresa but in a follow-up Tweet, he says his client has two more years left with Manresa but his current contract has out-clause options.no comments
If it appears the San Antonio Spurs took a step back in Game 4 after their domination in Game 3, it’s because four games into the series both teams are right back where they started.
If you thought Metta World Peace just reserved his "out there" behavior for the basketball court, then you haven't done yourself justice by visiting his Twitter page.
After the San Antonio Spurs' Game 3 victory against the Golden State Warriors, World Peace had this to say about a Spurs' shoes.
I think Tony Parker's shoes have magical powers. I want to interview Tony Parker's shows on a network. I need answers. He was like Iron Man! (@MettaWorldPeace)
With 4:49 remaining in the fourth quarter, the San Antonio Spurs were less than five minutes away from taking a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors Sunday in Oracle Arena.
Then, the Spurs held an 80-72 lead over the Warriors, but a change was coming for the silver and black. In those final 4:49 minutes the Spurs went cold and were outscored 12-4 as the Warriors forced overtime.
Once overtime began, the Spurs fell silent as Jarrett Jack and the Warriors outscored the Spurs 13-3 to win game four 97-87 and tie the series at two games apiece.
"They're a bunch of Warriors,” said Warriors coach Mark Jackson after the game, “no pun intended." Jackson’s Warriors had an early five point lead but then the Spurs were able to build their lead up to 11, where they held a 7-9 point lead for a majority of the game.
"One thing I know,” said Jackson of his team, “this team will not lay down. They won't quit. It looked dark. It looked awfully dark, but we found a way."no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (6-1) will look to put a stranglehold on their Semifinals series versus the Golden State Warriors (5-4) today in Oakland.
The Spurs are coming off an impressive 102-92 win over the Warriors in Game 3 in Oakland. Tony Parker had a monster game leading the team with 32 points and five assists. However, Parker was hobbled a bit when he took a knee from Jarrett Jack to his calf but should be good to play in Game 4.
Warriors' Stephen Curry also tweaked his left ankle in Game 3 and is a game-time decision for Game 4.
And as the Spurs look to take commanding lead over the Warriors, here are five things to watch for in Game 3:
• Tony Parker scored 32 points at Golden State in Game 3 which marked his 75th career postseason game to score 20-or-more points.
• The Spurs are 3-0 on the road in the postseason when leading after the first quarter.no comments