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Raptors vs. Spurs Game Thread: Updates, TV info, and more

It’s just another regular season game, but of course it’s also the return of DeMar DeRozan to Toronto. Yes, it’s time for Raptors vs. Spurs. Let’s watch. When asked about it, Raptors coach Nick Nurse was definite: no, he wishes this game versus the San Antonio Spurs wasn’t the first one for Toronto after...

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7 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

Spurs at Raptors Game Thread

After a welcome break, the Silver and Black travel to the Great White North to face Toronto Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks,...

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8 hours ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors

How many wins do the Spurs need to make the playoffs?

This week, the focus is some lingering questions about the Spurs’ chances to make it to the postseason. The All-Star break is almost over. The final stretch of the season is upon us. For the Spurs, currently sitting with the seventh best record in the West, it’s gut check time. They need to find some...

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16 hours ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

DeMar DeRozan returns as the Spurs visit Toronto: Preview, start time, and more

The biggest game of the year is set to unfold tonight as DeMar DeRozan makes his first return to Toronto as a member of the San Antonio Spurs. July 18, 2018. A date many Raptor fans may never forget. While many were sleeping, Raptors president Masai Ujiri was working the phones with the Spurs’ R.C. Buford...

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16 hours ago, Raptors HQ, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs

Open Thread: So looking forward to seeing the Spurs back in action tonight

After ten days without a game, the Spurs jump right back into the Rodeo Road Trip in Toronto. Since Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green made their return to San Antonio, there have been some changes. Not for the Spurs, mind you, but on the part of the Raptors. Nope, the Spurs stood pat at the deadline despite...

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19 hours ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

The post game is dead, long live the post game

Post-ups aren’t what they once were, and they may never be that way again. That doesn’t mean they’re not an important part of some of the league’s best offenses, including San Antonio’s. In the antediluvian days of the 2013-14 season, Al Jefferson of the then-Charlotte Bobcats was a bona fide 20-10...

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21 hours ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs Injury Update: Derrick White close to return

After missing the last five games of the regular season, sophomore standout Derrick White is probable to return against Toronto on Friday. What a relief for the San Antonio Spurs, who have struggled greatly without their best perimeter defender available over their last five games. Derrick White has...

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1 day ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs: David Robinson misses superstar loyalty

Amidst the age of player movement, San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson takes issue with the modern-day superstar’s approach to building legacies. Back in the heyday of San Antonio Spurs franchise cornerstone David Robinson, players took loyalty to their teams much more seriously. Well before...

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1 day ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

Lonnie Walker is still learning the way of the Pop

The Force wasn’t learned in a day. As Lonnie Walker IV navigates his first season with the Spurs while juggling time between San Antonio and Austin, he hasn’t been able to spend as much time around Gregg Popovich, which at times can leave him a little befuddled over which version of his coach he’s getting. He...

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1 day ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs Midseason Awards: Sixth Man of the Year

The San Antonio Spurs have leaned on Patty Mills to provide a spark off the bench for years now, and he’s continued to fill that role admirably this season. The San Antonio Spurs have gone through an unprecedented amount of roster turnover over the past couple of years, but Patty Mills has remained...

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1 day ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

Tim Duncan: The Very Spursiest

Nothing like Big Fun’s most fundamental skill to cap things off. We are back for the final time with the Spursiest moves and skills of all time. Simply put, these are the grittiest, most overlooked, and most singularly unflashy moves/skills in the San Antonio Canon. If you haven’t already, go back and...

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1 day ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

Open Thread: The space between LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard

And it’s not the miles between San Antonio and Toronto. The San Antonio Current had some fun with an article on the spacing between one-time teammates LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard. As you can see from the photo, LaMarcus is flanked as far to the end as he can be. In contrast to Karl-Anthony Towns,...

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1 day ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs travel to Toronto to take on Kawhi and the Raptors

After the All-Star break, the San Antonio Spurs will continue their Rodeo Road Trip with a trip to Toronto for a revenge game. The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors’ franchises will forever be connected forever after the blockbuster trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to Canada and DeMar DeRozan...

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2 days ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors

San Antonio Spurs: DeMar DeRozan is the most relatable NBA superstar

Shooting guard DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs gave some insight into his psyche, confirming that he is the most relatable superstar in the NBA. Picture this: your job, while meaningful to you in its own way, demands you to push your physical strength and mental durability on a daily basis. You’re...

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2 days ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs Midseason Awards: Best Passer

DeMar DeRozan has had an up-and-down season, but he’s been a consistent playmaker during his first year with the San Antonio Spurs. The San Antonio Spurs’ franchise took an abrupt turn when they acquired DeMar DeRozan in the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade this offseason. Gregg Popovich knew...

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2 days ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

Lonnie Walker finds motivation at the All Star game

Nothing like hanging with the greats to find the motivation to be even better. After signing an endorsement deal with Adidas last summer, Spurs rookie Lonnie Walker IV was in Charlotte last week for the 2019 NBA All Star Game to help promote the brand. As if he didn’t have enough already, being around...

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2 days ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

Open Thread: Skip Byaless says Manu Ginobili was better than Hakeem Olajuwon

An Argentine guard vs. a Nigerian center . . . who you got? Skip Bayless says Manu Ginóbili was better than Hakeem Olajuwon. Skip is actually right on this one. pic.twitter.com/GTl6ZQ2pAD— Spurs Unlimited (@SpursUnltd) February 19, 2019 It’s one thing to be a Pounder, but it’s another to call Manu...

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2 days ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs: Media personality ranks Manu Ginobili over Hakeem Olajuwon

A certain media personality with outspoken takes about the San Antonio Spurs said that Manu Ginobili is a greater foreign-born player than Hakeem Olajuwon. Discussions regarding Manu Ginobili’s placement among all-time rankings has been a root of contention among NBA fans since his retirement...

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3 days ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio Spurs Midseason Awards: Best Shooter

The San Antonio Spurs’ best shooter at the midway point of the season has provided a spark to a high-flying bench offense. Most games from the San Antonio Spurs start one of two ways. Either LaMarcus Aldridge or DeMar DeRozan are hot from midrange, or the starters struggle to generate points while...

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3 days ago, Air Alamo, San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs’ clutch performance after timeouts has been disturbing

An area of concern has surfaced out of what used to be a team strength. Despite their 16-11 record in games that are within 5 points in the last 5 minutes, the Spurs have suffered more than their fair share of late game failures this season. The 21-point collapse against the Bulls in mid-December is...

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3 days ago, Pounding The Rock, San Antonio Spurs

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