AT&T CENTER - Prior to last Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards center Nene found himself singing the praises of a player he was about to matchup with and defend.
It’s not every day you get to play against a longtime teammate, and Nene, even with the game just over an hour away was talking like a proud big brother about Spurs forward and fellow countryman Tiago Splitter
Asked about playing against Splitter that night, instead of the normal testosterone-laced, competitive pregame fair you may come to expect, especially from a relative giant in the 6-11 Nene, instead he used the word “great” to describe the upcoming grudge match against the player that flanks him most summers in international play.
“It's great. He's a great player, very smart,” Nene said. “We grew up together you know playing in the national team so we have a good relationship.”no comments
AUSTIN, TX -- Josh Howard has had the kind of career you don’t often see in the NBA’s Development League.
He’s been an All-Star, was the second best player on a Finals team and, of course, played some intense playoff ball against the San Antonio Spurs.
After eight years with the Mavericks and through brief stints with the Wizards, Jazz and Timberwolves, Howard suffered two ACL injuries in less than three years.
Forced to rehab on his own, Howard is more determined than ever to prove he isn’t done yet. At 33 years old, he’s excited for the opportunity.no comments
After suffering a devastating knee injury, Davis Bertans is finally ready to hit the court for current team Partizan but the San Antonio Spurs have other plans for the forward.
According to Slovenian site Silo.net, Bertans was set to return in six months but the Spurs asked Partizan to hold him out for eight months.no comments
When the battle for the Lone Star State was happening during the 1990s in the NBA, little did NBA fans know that they were getting a glimpse in to the future of the NBA.
In a recent interview with Men’s Fitness, David Robinson discussed his military service, the current state of the NBA,along with his playing career.
In the 1990s, the center position was evolving away from the plodding big man who ate up space down low and plodded up and down the court; to an athlete with grace that could fly up and down the court while not being pushed around down low.no comments
Going into Friday’s matchup with the Utah Jazz, the San Antonio Spurs had been scoring an average of 107 points per game in their last three games. The Jazz meanwhile came in dead-last in the Western Conference but if you watched what ensued for the first three quarters in Salt Lake City, you’d have thought the Jazz were the team coming in with a six-game winning streak.
The Jazz came out jumping on the Spurs with at one time, a 15-point lead. San Antonio could not put the ball in the basket as they were held to just 16 points in the first, while defensively they allowed Utah to score 29 points on them.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs (8-1) will visit the lowly Jazz (1-8) tonight in Utah.
The Spurs are coming off a 92-79 win over the Wizards in San Antonio. Marco Belinelli had 10 points, 5 rebounds and a season-high 8 assists while Tony Parker led the Spurs with 16 points.
The Jazz are coming off a 111-105 win over the Pelicans. It was Utah's first win of the season. Enes Kanter added 21 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 3 blocks.
And as the Spurs look to extend their winning streak to seven wins in a row, here are five thing to watch fro in tonight's contest:
• The Spurs have only allowed one opponent to score over 100 points in a game.no comments
The San Antonio Spurs are a team that possesses all kinds of traits. They have been characterized as a team that is boring to watch. Others that have followed the Spurs since their existance knows that their style of basketball still mirrors how they started off their luxurious organization.
While watching Spurs games on the television, those that can't catch the games locally can only catch the team if their games are nationally televised have heard of the phrase "putting on a clinic." As the San Antonio's laced up their shoes and headed back into the AT&T Center on Wednesday night against the Washington Wizards, the phrase that has been used by many, will now take a backseat to what came out of Wizards player Marcin Gortat postgame.no comments