Spurs Update – Week of March 3rd
The 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.
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 Conference.
Spurs Update – Week of February 24th
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 nonetheless.
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.
Update – Week of February 17th
The 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.
The 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 Spurs fan.
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 season.
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 Duncan attend?
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.
The 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.