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Best matchup for the Spurs would be the team that has the most fatigue and injuries. (Suspensions?)
If one considers these factors equal for both teams, I'ld rather see Indiana. They are challenged offensively and we would have the three best players of the Finals (Tim, Tony, Kawhi).
1 year, 9 months ago on Miami or Indiana? Boris Diaw weighs in
All-NBA players shouldn't retire.
1 year, 9 months ago on Should Duncan go out on top?
I'm really hoping for a game 1 scenario. Steady but increasing lead for the Spurs. Don't give them hope.
1 year, 9 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 4
Doris should have known better than asking a second question that can be answered with the same word.
1 year, 9 months ago on (Video) Popovich: 'Turnovers'
I'ld say that Splitter scored 4 points in overtime and two in garbage time.
Good win for the Spurs. A little like the way they beat the Clippers last year. I kept believing. No way we would continue to shoot below 30% and have 7 TO's/quarter.
Memphis has serious offensive problems. 93 points in 53 minutes? That simply won't do it. Pointdexter sixth foul was huge. They need him to score points.
1 year, 9 months ago on Overtime needed, but Spurs rally down 18 to take 3-0 series lead over Grizzlies
Works for me.
The networks should do more to promote the sport and less to promote the stars that are always injured (Bryant, Rose, Rondo, Westbrook) or don't even make the playoffs...
1 year, 9 months ago on Spurs-Warriors draw historically poor TV ratings
That's a nasty fall. On the head. Must have hurt a lot. The league should keep him under concussion supervision and have him tested after game three. :-p
1 year, 9 months ago on Tony Allen: Manu definitely committed a flagrant foul on me
On the previous two occasions, the Spurs won their first game and took the series.
1 year, 9 months ago on Q&A: Grizzlies' Austin Daye on Game 1 loss, Tony Parker & more
I've asked this question before, but when was the last time that a team, other than the Spurs, had five players on the court that didn't play a single minute for another NBA-team?
1 year, 9 months ago on In the era of super teams, Spurs still winning using old methods
Hoping to see my favourite fourth quarter lineup: Neal, Mills, McGrady, Bonner & Blair.
1 year, 9 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 2
Spurs rushed away and never looked back. It is clear that you cannot defend everything in basketball. Memphis went after the pick-and-role but gave us 3-point shooting instead. Not a wise choice. I expect defensive adjustments in the next games.
1 year, 9 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Grizzlies Game 1
I'm curious to see how Diaw will play against small Warriors lineups. The ease at which he imposed his will in Game 3 calls for more back-to-the-basket action.
1 year, 9 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Warriors Game 4
@ChrisCano @be_Spurs @Gospurs2013 +/- means that when he was on the floor, the Spurs outran GSW by 13 points. That does not compute with 'was torched on every play'. Ginobili has his role with the second unit. Even with the poor shooting, his minutes are still justified IMO. And there is a lot of upside. Not to mention that he got a couple of questionable calls against him. That could be the difference between 12 and 16 points.
Then about the fanclub. It is clear that Ginobili is nearing the end of his carreer, and he's paid a lot right now. But his next contract will (should) be more reasonable. 'Needs to go' is just plain disrespectful. Where would you send him to? Cleveland? Sacramseattle? He should end his carreer in San Antonio. And treating your valued franchise players with respect is what will convince quality free agents that seek a ring to come to our small-market franchise.
1 year, 9 months ago on Injury bug bites Parker, Curry in Spurs’ Game 3 victory over Warriors
@Gospurs2013 Manu had a +/- of +13. That was the second best +/- of the game (Kawhi +16). 'Plays as poorly'. He had a bad first half but got back in the second half. You have to look at the other stuff Manu does. He makes the others better. He gets calls, deflections... Despite his 1-8 shooting, we still won the game with double digits.
Goudelock also announced that he isn't worried about the Lakers not picking up his contract option, as it is more than likely that they'll break open his current contract to offer him a max deal. "Especially when they see my performance in the next rounds of the playoffs". Asked how the Lakers would pay for another max deal, the young shooting guard pointed out that trade and amnesty are the best means to get rid of underperforming players, but that he wasn't going to give any names, "as these players might be of some use during our next games, or have mental issues that go as far as changing names". With regard to Bryants injury Goudelock said that he appreciated to have Kobe on the team, mainly for nr. 24s warm personality and hilarious tweets, but also because he has learned a lot from Kobe's mistakes, "going from his litigations against the 'Kobe beef' to his failure to score more points than Michael Jordan".
The Hornets might start a bidding war for his talents.
1 year, 10 months ago on Goudelock wasn't worried about Parker in Game 3
I really like how rare his turnovers are. Is there a per-48 stat for every NBA point guard?
1 year, 10 months ago on Joseph's intangibles have earned him backup spot
That makes sense, considering the amount of games that Duncan/Splitter missed this season. Especially compared to Howard/Gasol. Not to mention supersub Sacre who can always take the place of Gasol/Howard...
1 year, 10 months ago on Howard thinks Spurs bigs will wear down
He was better on Howard than on Gasol.
1 year, 10 months ago on Bonner staves off critics of his postseason play in Game 1
The Onion has an article about the series: http://www.theonion.com/articles/lakers-vs-spurs,32137/
1 year, 10 months ago on Matchup of the Game: Spurs vs. Lakers Game 1
@JeffProjectSpurs Well. I think so. We'll see tomorrow.
1 year, 10 months ago on Nash wants to return Sunday and may play into Spurs' advatnage
I'ld like to see stats on the lowest % FT shooter that ever won a ring. Probably more than 47%...
1 year, 10 months ago on Dwight Howard ready to make Spurs pay for using 'Hack-A-Howard'
Nash's statistics are inflated. What is the relevance of the historic points per playoff game when he's 39-years old now? Anyway. Can't wait till tomorrow.
1 year, 10 months ago on Will releasing Jackson haunt the Spurs in the postseason?
If KL stays healthy: no
It's not the Howard matchup, it will be the Gasol matchup.
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs vs. Lakers: Matchups to watch
@JayceeTy What is Howard's D worth? Hack-a-Howard will put him on the bench.
1 year, 10 months ago on Bayless abandons "his" Spurs, predicts elimination in first round
Dwight Howard is a huge playoff liability.
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs to meet Lakers in first round
I'm expecting a lot of the first round. The time to get things straightened out.
1 year, 10 months ago on Popovich not 'happy' with Spurs' recent play
Kobe's +/-'s are unimpressive. This might be a good thing for the Lakers. A chance to clear up their roster. Kobe is a defensive liability. And he does not make up for it when he shoots 10-30.
We've all seen the NBA Lakers conspiracy video?
I just hope that nobody gets injured tonight.
1 year, 10 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Lakers
Suprising to say the least. Did he break into Pop's house?
1 year, 10 months ago on Spurs waive Stephen Jackson
Utah or the Lakers seem the weakest teams. But on the other hand, none of these teams have the strength of OKC or the Heat. So does it really matter?
1 year, 11 months ago on The race for the final West playoff spots
That was no good. Spurs had no answer against Miami's defense.
1 year, 11 months ago on 5 things to watch: Spurs vs. Heat
"James, Wade, Chalmers all out for Heat."
Has there ever been another team that managed to put 5 players on the floor that were drafted by them?
2 years ago on Video: Peter Holt jokes with Pop, reminds him Spurs title-less since '07
He's not on a track to make it in the NBA, going from weak to weaker competitions.
2 years ago on Richards finds new home with BC Zepter Vienna
If he ever gets a sixth ring, it will be as a coach. No way the current Lakers roster can become competitive.
2 years ago on Kobe On The Same Level As Michael? Not so fast
"This statement is really the biggest difference between the two and for a Spurs fan rings as the best argument for picking Duncan over Garnett." -> ... Rings (...) the best argument for picking Duncan over Garnett
2 years ago on Garnett's milestone resurrects old debate with Duncan
@DifferentVSTheSame We have five/six guys for the PF/C positions. But only two that are fit for the three-spot. A solution where you loose Jackson/Leonard will create a bigger problem defending small forwards.
I really wish it was that easy, but I don't see the Spurs getting better by losing Jackson.
2 years ago on Spurs Roundtable: Would Al Jefferson mean an NBA Championship for the Spurs? (Video)
We need Leonard AND Jackson to guard Durant and LBJ.
Halfway the season, and none of our former rivals (Lakers, Mavs, Suns) look like they are going to be in the play-offs.
2 years, 1 month ago on Spurs Roundtable: Midseason review, Baynes & more (Video)
I'ld guess that Houston needs to give up something too?
2 years, 1 month ago on How Randolph To Houston May Effects Spurs
Splitter ranks #22 in the NBA in Efficiency Ranking Per 48 Minutes.
2 years, 1 month ago on Splitter playing like the big Spurs have been searching for
@nhojgnos I thought it was a good match. You did not enjoy the match?
2 years, 1 month ago on Heat fan files class action lawsuit against Spurs for sending players home prior to game
We seem to get injured a lot against the Timberwolves.
2 years, 1 month ago on Ginobili Injury Update
I know that the Grizzlies are more important. But I so much want them to beat LA. With fifteen wins, the Lakers need to go at least 30-14 in their remaining games to get a playoff ticket. (probably 32-12).
2 years, 1 month ago on Duncan discusses Manu finding his groove
Manu should invite James Harden too.
2 years, 2 months ago on Delfino blames food poisoning on Ginobili; may seek revenge
Great way to start my new year. More 30-5 quarters. The nets would have scored more by just taking long threes... At one moment their offensive possession ended with Reggie Evans taking a 17-foot baseline jumper. The team with Deron Williams and Joe Johnson...
2 years, 2 months ago on Spurs go into New Year with blowout of Nets
@ajd21 He plays 8 minutes less per game than Ibaka. I'ld say that he gets more blocks. But Ibaka shoots twice as good.
2 years, 2 months ago on Parker had fun offensively vs. Rockets; knows defense is still key
Poor mavs. They used to be a good team.
And then the future defensive player of the year couldn't get a two-year contract because they wanted to attract Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.
2 years, 2 months ago on Parker expects energetic Mavs
@rtesoro440 Bonner's +/- is often very high.
2 years, 2 months ago on Casspi on his way out of Cleveland?