Spurs Update – Week of April 7th
The San Antonio Spurs have a firm hold on the top spot in the Western Conference
standings, and look like they have a good shot at wrapping up the top seed in the playoffs sometime soon. The regular season
is winding down and the Spurs are playing some of their best basketball of the season, and the timing could not be better.
San Antonio made it all the way to the NBA Finals last season despite some folks thinking their stars were too old to pull
it off. Well Tim Duncan is having another good season despite his advanced age, and the Spurs are flourishing and looking
like the favorite out west yet again. The Spurs got a nice win over the Golden State Warriors last week to kick things off.
Golden State is battling for one of the final sports in the Western Conference playoffs, but the Spurs did not help their
cause on this night. Tony Parker led the team with 18 points in the game, but this was really an all-around effort that saw
six San Antonio players score in double figures.
Later in the week the Spurs got another win over a playoff hopeful
when they took down the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are going to have to finish strong in order to grab one of the last
playoff spots in the Western Conference, but the Spurs tamed them in this matchup. Kawhi Leonard was great in this contest,
scoring 26 points while adding five assists. Leonard is a young player with star potential, and he is capable of taking on
more of an offensive load when necessary, though that is not often. Manu Ginobili got hot off the bench, hitting eight of
his 11 shots to the tune of 26 points.
Spurs Update – Week of March 31st
The San Antonio Spurs ran
the table in March, winning all of their games and taking control of the top spot in the Western Conference standings. The
Spurs are looking to return to the NBA Finals after just basely losing out on the NBA Championship in heartbreaking fashion
last season. This team is hitting its stride at the right time, which can make all of the difference in the National Basketball
Association. The Spurs got a nice pair of wins over the Denver Nuggets last week, the first of which turned out to be a close
game. Spurs big man was able to put the team over the top thanks to a great game, as the Big Fundamental put up a phenomenal
all-around line of 29 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals. Duncan continues to defy the gaining process,
as he remains one of the best big men in the league despite his advanced age.
Later in the week the Spurs took down
the New Orleans Pelicans. Manu Ginobili had a nice game off the bench, hitting seven of his 10 shot attempts and finishing
with 15 points; he also added five boards, four assists and three steals. Ginobili may not be the player he once was, but
he still remains a valuable contributor off the pine and could always come up big in the postseason like he has many times
in the past. The Pelicans were without young star Anthony Davis in this game, so they had little chance to defeat the best
team in the Western Conference. San Antonio will look to continue their winning streak down the stretch of the regular season
as they gear up for the playoffs. The Spurs are playing the best ball in the league right now.
Spurs Update –
Week of March 24th
The San Antonio Spurs sat atop the Western Conference standings following last week after extending
their winning streak to 13 games, avoiding a single loss thus far in the month of March. The Spurs kicked the week off by
taking down the Los Angeles Lakers. Youngster Kawhi Leonard had himself a fantastic game against LA, posting 22 points, and
10 rebounds on 8 of 12 shooting while avoiding a single turnover. Tim Duncan also played very well in this game, putting up
12 points, 16 rebounds and six assists. Duncan has been as reliable as ever this season, and is showing very few signs of
slowing down in his advanced age. Tony Parker added 25 points in the game to give the Spurs a victory, despite a solid game
from Pau Gasol (22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists).
Later in the week the Spurs were able to defeat the Golden
State Warriors. The Warriors have one of the most electric offensive teams in the league, and that attack starts with point
guard Steph Curry. Curry was able to drop 20 points while adding six rebounds and six assists in this contest, but the Spurs
took a 10-point lead in the first quarter and never really relented. San Antonio was without Duncan in this game, but Tiago
Splitter filled in admirable in the middle with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Splitter got himself a solid contract in the offseason,
though the team still doesn't need him for big minutes on most nights. However, whenever Duncan does retire Splitter figures
to be a big part of the team. Until then, he provides a solid presence off the bench and a viable starting big man in the
case of an injury to Duncan. The Spurs will look to continue their great play of late.
Spurs Update – Week
of March 17th
The San Antonio Spurs had a banner week last week, winning all four of their games and taking control
of the top seed in the Western Conference. The Spurs kicked off the week with a victory over the Chicago Bulls, a team playing
very good basketball right now. While the Bulls have lost two of their best players to injury and trade this season, this
Chicago team refuses to quit. Center Joakim Noah has been playing some fantastic hoops lately, playing a point center kind
of role for the Bulls. Noah was able to rack up 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists against the Spurs, but it was
not enough for Chicago to earn the victory. Guard Manu Ginobili caught fire off the bench in this contest, scoring 22 points
off the pine thanks to nine of 11 shooting (four of five from three). Tony Parker played well for San Antonio as well, notching
20 points and nine assists.
Later in the week the Spurs were able to take down the Portland Trail Blazers, a team that
has continued to play well despite not being expected to contend for a playoff spot coming into the season. No one player
stood out in a huge way for the Spurs in this one, but Patty Mills did lead the team in scoring by notching 15 off the bench.
Both Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter notched double-doubles, making an impression on the interior in this game. This was a solid
performance from Splitter, who was awarded with a nice contract in the offseason but is not having a great year. Damian Lillard
scored 23 points for Portland in this one, but it was not enough to take down this veteran San Antonio team.
Update – Week of March 10
The San Antonio Spurs continued their strong play of late last week, especially when
they took down the Miami Heat in San Antonio. The Heat are the reigning NBA Champions and have arguably the best player on
the planet in LeBron James, but the Spurs were able to force James into a rough shooting night (6 of 18). James is having
an incredibly efficient season, so this defensive effort by San Antonio is even more impressive. Forward Kawhi Leonard has
to be given some of the credit, as he is proving to be a defensive ace at a young age. Longtime Spurs star Tim Duncan had
a fantastic night, hitting nine of his 13 shots from the floor in racking up 22 points and 11 boards. Tony Parker added 17
points of his own, and Boris Diaw continued his strong play with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
the week the Spurs took on the Orlando Magic, a team without a good record but one with plenty of young talent that can explode
on any given night. San Antonio did not play particularly good defense in this game, allowing 112 points, but the Spurs were
able to drop 121 points of their own. Parker went off in this one, scoring 30 points. Parker has experienced some injuries
this season, and it's clear that the Spurs are one of the top teams in the league when he is in the starting lineup. Manu
Ginobili, who is not quite the player he once was, turned back the clock and dropped 24 points off the bench, also adding
five assists. Orlando got 23 points from Tobias Harris off the pine, but the Spurs were able to take down the win. San Antonio
will continue to chase the top record in the Western Conference.
Spurs Update – Week of March 3rd
San Antonio Spurs continued their solid play as of late by winning all three of their contests last week. The Spurs kicked
off the week with a match-up against the Charlotte Bobcats, a club that has been playing well this season and is looking a
potentially making the postseason for the just the second time in franchise history. The Sours did a decent job of containing
Charlotte big man Al Jefferson, the main reason that the Bobcats are in the playoff mix in the Eastern Conference this season.
Jefferson is one of the craftier post scorers in the NBA, and he's difficult to handle in the paint. The Spurs held Big Al
to 20 points in this contest, avoiding sending him to the free throw line even once. The Bobcats got a solid game off the
bench from former Spur Gary Neal, but it was not enough to outdo San Antonio in this one. Tim Duncan had himself a fantastic
game for the Spurs in this one, notching 17 points, 16 rebounds and six assists. Duncan continues to stave off Father Time
as he puts together yet another impressive season for the Spurs.
The Spurs finished out the week on Sunday against the
Dallas Mavericks, a division rival. Dallas has been playing well as of late, but the Spurs would not let this game get away.
San Antonio saw Tony Parker return from injury in this game, and his impact on the court was felt immediately. Parker put
up 22 points to go with seven assists to just a single turnover in the contest. Parker got some help from Kawhi Leonard, also
recently back from injury, as the young forward contributed across the board as he is known to do. With Parker and Leonard
back in the lineup, the Spurs are at full strength, and it looks like they're yet again one of the best teams in the Western
Spurs Update – Week of February 24th
The San Antonio Spurs are looking like one of the
best teams in the Western Conference yet again, and fans of the team are enjoying another season of winning basketball. The
Spurs got some big victories last week against some top teams, the first of which came against the Los Angeles Clippers. The
Spurs went into the Staples Center on February 18th and came out with a 113-103 victory despite point guard Tony Parker being
sidelined with an injury. The Spurs should be without their star guard for a while, but they may have a solid replacement
for his production in Patty Mills. Mills shined against Los Angeles in this contest, coming off the bench to score 25 points
while chipping in five rebounds and five assists. Big man Tim Duncan played very well against the young, athletic bigs of
Los Angeles, chipping in 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Blake Griffin scored 35 for the Clips, but the Spurs prevailed
The following night the Spurs traveled north to Portland where they took on the Trail Blazers in the Rose
Garden. Portland has been a real surprise in the Western Conference this season, but they were without forward LaMarcus Aldridge
in this contest. Portland point guard Damian Lillard stepped up his game in Aldridge's absence, scoring 31 points in the game.
However, Mills came up big yet again in Parker's absence, scoring 29 points of his own. Marco Belinelli continued his hot
shooting this season with 20 points, hitting four of six shots from downtown. The Spurs are proving that they're a well-oiled
machine no matter what players miss time. And great news for Spurs fans, as Kawhi Leonard should be back in the lineup in
the very near future. That will give the team a big boost.
Spurs Update – Week of February 17th
San Antonio Spurs have a solid hold on one of the top spots in the Western Conference standings, but this team is going to
hang tough as point guard Tony Parker is expected to miss a significant chunk of time due to injury. The team will be looking
to Patty Mills and Cory Joseph to help shoulder the load in Parker's absence. Normally this may seem like a daunting task
for either of these young players, but Mills has shown some serious game as of late. Mills has been a highly-touted prospect
out of Australia for years, but he has bounced around the National Basketball Association for several seasons trying to make
his mark on the league. Leave it up to the Spurs to find yet another diamond in the rough, as that is exactly what Mills has
looked like over the past month or so of the season.
The Spurs won their last game before the All-Star break, taking
down the Boston Celtics in Boston. Without Parker, the team saw veteran big man Tim Duncan step up his game and post 25 points
and nine boards. Duncan has been on quite the tear as of late as he continues to defy the aging process like few seven-footers
that we've seen throughout the history of the NBA. There has been speculation as of late about 2013-14 being Duncan's final
season on the court, but he was quick to squash those rumors, saying that he has not really thought about it. Duncan has been
a part of the Spurs organization for his entire career, ever since being the first overall pick in the NBA draft back in 1997.
It's hard to imagine the Spurs without the Big Fundamental, and fans are surely hoping to see Duncan suit up for at least
one more season following this year.
Spurs Update – Week of February 10th
The San Antonio Spurs
have a hold on one of the top records in the Western Conference as they look to return to the NBA Finals this season. San
Antonio is coming off a solid week in which they won three of their four games. The Spurs kicked of the week with a victory
over the Sacramento Kings. The legendary Tim Duncan continues to defy the aging process, and he's playing his best ball of
the season right now. Duncan totaled 23 points, 17 rebounds and five assists against Sacramento, looking like a much younger
man. Tony Parker added 19 points of his own as he gets back into form coming off an injury. San Antonio also got 15 points
from Patty Mills, who has been playing the best basketball of his career as of late. The Aussie has always shown a lot of
promise, and the Spurs always seem to sign these types of players that blossom in the nurturing environment of the San Antonio
organization. The Kings fought hard in this contest, and point guard Isaiah Thomas dropped 26 points to continue his breakout
season, but the Spurs prevailed by a count of 95-93 when they held Sacramento to 15 points in the fourth quarter.
Spurs needed a fourth quarter comeback later in the week to take down a much-improved Charlotte Bobcats squad. With Parker
showing signs of rust after returning from an injury recently, backup Patty Mills took the reins of the offense and rained
down baskets to the tune of 32 points. He also added seven boards and four assists to lead the Spurs to a big victory on the
road. The Bobcats are not the pushovers that they have been in the past, as management is committed to seeing the team make
the postseason in 2013-14. San Antonio can be proud of this victory as they look forward.
The San Antonio Spurs
- Schedule in 2013-14
The San Antonio Spurs are ready to hit the court in 2013-14 to take on all comers that dare step
into their arena and try to walk away with a victory. The Spurs are one of the best teams in the Western Conference thanks
to a roster built around some quality veteran players that have been a part of the organization for many years. The Spurs
are coming off a 2012-13 season in which they finished atop the Southwest Division of the Western Conference and earned the
second seed in the playoffs. The Spurs ran the gauntlet of the West and reached the NBA Finals, coming within just a few seconds
of winning the NBA Championship. It isn't easy to get that close to the title and not taste it, and the Spurs are a team motivated
not to allow that to occur twice. With the trio of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili all back with the team for another
season the Spurs should be in position to make another run at the NBA Finals. The Spurs have some tough competition in the
Southwest Division this season, but they're always up to the task of besting quality foes. San Antonio's home schedule is
stacked with top teams this season, so the team will be looking to see their fans show up en masse for all the biggest home
contests of 2013-14. It should be yet another fantastic season of San Antonio Spurs hoops this season.
The Spurs will
be keeping their eye on division rival Houston this season, as the Rockets could pose a threat to San Antonio's reign over
the Southwest Division. The Rockets landed center Dwight Howard in the off-season to strengthen an already good team. Howard
is one of the top defensive players in the National Basketball Association, the kind of impact player that can totally alter
an opponent's game plan. The Rockets also have one of the premier shooting guards in the NBA in James Harden. Harden showed
that he is capable of being a number one option in an offense during his first season in Houston, and he's certainly looking
to follow up his successful 2012-13 campaign with another great year. With Howard and Harden teamed up in Houston, flanked
by the vastly underrated Chandler Parsons, the Rockets should be a formidable opponent for San Antonio in the division this
season. The Spurs will have all of their match-ups with the Rockets circled on their calendar this season, and so should any
Another club that the Spurs will surely be looking forward to facing is the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies
finished in second place in the Southwest Division last season and look to be a tough team again in 2013-14. The Grizzlies
have arguably the best big man tandem in the NBA in Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol. Gasol is particular has been steadily improving
over the past few seasons and is now one of the top centers in the league. Gasol and Randolph can both score on the block,
and some teams don't even have on player that can do that, so it really is a luxury. With point guard Mike Conley emerging
as a better player each and every season, the Grizzlies could be a threat to the Spurs in the division standings this season.
Each time the Grizzlies head to San Antonio this season could mean a lot in the standings when it comes down to the end of
The San Antonio Spurs are a team that plays professional basketball in the National
Basketball Association. The Spurs play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference, where they battle for the division
title with the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies and New Orleans Pelicans. The Spurs are again relying
heavily on their core of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. This trio has been a mainstay of the Spurs organization
for years now and has netted the franchise multiple NBA titles. While they're getting up there in age a bit, these three players
are fresh off leading the team to the NBA Finals last season, so they're certainly not out of gas yet. The Spurs also have
an emerging young player with star potential in Kawhi Leonard, who figures to be a player to build around going forward. For
now Leonard is a nice role player that can lock down opposing players on defense. The Spurs figure to be a top team in the
West yet again this season.
The San Antonio Spurs are sure to be involved in some great
games at home this season, and fans will pack into the AT&T Center to see the action unfold live and in person. When you're
there in the stands you're going to be amazed at the skills of these players, and you'll understand why so many fans head
to Spurs home games on a regular basis.
What college did current San Antonio Spurs big man Tim
The answer is Wake Forest, where Duncan played for four years despite being one of the top prospects
on NBA radars for multiple years before he entered the league.
The San Antonio Spurs are a
professional basketball team that is a part of the National Basketball Association, a league that features the best of the
best in the world of basketball. The Spurs organization was founded in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association
and joined the NBA in 1976. They were originally known as the Dallas Chaparrals and underwent several name changes before
settling on the San Antonio Spurs in 1973. The Spurs have had two of the best big men to ever play the game in David Robinson
and Tim Duncan. The franchise has been to the NBA Finals five times and won four NBA Championships.
National Basketball Association seems to bring out the best in hoops fans, and fans of the San Antonio Spurs are some of the
most passionate basketball enthusiasts that you'll ever come across. The Spurs are the only major sports team in the city
of San Antonio, so they get all the attention and love from the sports fans in the area.