HS coach: Kawhi Leonard was originally slated to play for UCLA

Could Kawhi Leonard have assumed the torch from Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love as the next great Bruin baller?In a feature by Sam Gardner of FOX Sports that ran on Thursday, Leonard’s high school coach, Tim Sweeney of Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California, said the San Antonio Spurs superstar originally had his sights set on UCLA for college and was “signed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Project Spurs Playbook: Final* Adjustments

*Requires the Spurs to actually win in Memphis, which seems impossible at this point After returning to the friendly confines of the AT&T Center, the San Antonio Spurs mustered a 13-point victory in Game 5 to push the Memphis Grizzlies to the brink of elimination. While the victory wasn’t in the same fashion as Games 1 and 2, the Spurs displayed enough dominance at home on...
Via Project Spurs
11 hours ago

The Spurs’ Game 5 Offensive Showcase

After the Memphis Grizzlies’ defense disrupted the San Antonio Spurs’ offense in games 3 and 4, the Spurs needed to have an answer in game 5. Too many times throughout the regular season the Spurs had large leads turn into close games after the Spurs would start the second quarter or second half in an offensive rut. If the Spurs had another flat offensive game in game 5, the...
Via Project Spurs
14 hours ago

Is Danny Green The San Antonio Spurs Playoff X-Factor?

Via FOX Sports
14 hours ago

Game 6 Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies

The Spurs can advance to the WC Semifinals tonight, but it’ll take them doing what they’ve failed to do all season: win in Memphis. From a macro point of view, this series has been very much what we expected of two teams that split their regular-season meetings and have history facing off in the playoffs. Games have been physical; the pace has been glacial, and the series...
Via Pounding the Rock
21 hours ago

Game 5 Vidcast: Spurs Defeat Grizzlies 116-103

The San Antonio Spurs took a 3-2 series lead Tuesday against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 116-103 victory. Despite San Antonio building an 18-point lead in the third quarter, Memphis cut the Spurs’ lead down to four points in the fourth, before Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills helped San Antonio avoid a late game collapse. In the Game 5 Project Spurs Vidcast, the Spurs’ win is broken...
Via Project Spurs
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs look to finish the Memphis Grizzlies

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies in game 5 of round one of the NBA playoffs 116- 103. The Spurs look to finish the Grizzlies in game 6. San Antonio Spurs play like they want it The San Antonio Spurs fans know when their team is bested and when they aren’t playing their best.  In game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies it was apparent that only Kawhi Leonard and...
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What the Spurs can do better in Game 6

Less is more — more specifically, less attention paid to Memphis’ bigs That feels a little bit better, doesn’t it? I imagine most Spurs fans are resting a bit easier after Tuesday’s fairly comfortable win in Game 5 of their first-round series against Memphis. It was certainly a higher scoring game than I figured, and there were a couple of irksome elements to it, but for...
Via Pounding the Rock
1 day ago

San Antonio Spurs: Battle Through the Decades

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Kawhi Leonard reacts to being tabbed world’s 2nd-best player

Kawhi Leonard without question is among the best basketball players in the NBA. Fittingly, Leonard was recently tabbed by the NBA on TNT studio crew as the 2nd-best basketball player in the world. In response, the San Antonio Spurs superstar exhibited a team-first attitude while putting such observations and/or debates in their proper perspective.Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and...
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High 5 All Around For Spurs

Kawhi Leonard had 28 points, Patty Mills had 20 and the San Antonio Spurs rebounded from two discouraging road losses to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 116-103 on Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

WATCH: Everybody Gets a Three

Spurs make 6 three-pointers in the 2nd quarter.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich appears to have left extremely generous tip at Memphis restaurant

Gregg Popovich is being credited for leaving an extremely generous tip at a Memphis restaurant last week.A Reddit user uploaded a photo of a receipt from a Memphis restaurant called McEwen’s on Monroe that seems to indicate Popovich left a $5,000 tip after dining there on Friday. The photo shows the receipt was produced just before 10 pm at Monroe’s on Friday, which was a day...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs 2017: The Spurs Will Bounce Back in Game Five.

After dropping two games in Memphis, the San Antonio Spurs will look to take a 3-2 series lead tonight in a pivotal game five. The most important game of the series is here. If the Spurs win, they will take a commanding 3-2 series lead, putting immense pressure on the Memphis Grizzlies to win at […] NBA Playoffs 2017: The Spurs Will Bounce Back in Game Five. - Air Alamo - Air Alamo...
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2 days ago

Did blown shot clock call impact the Spurs-Grizzlies finish?

Game Four of the San Antonio Spurs-Memphis Grizzlies series Saturday was an instant classic. It had an incredible duel between the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and the Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Jr., with the former scoring San Antonio’s final 16 points to force overtime and finishing with 43 points, and the latter notching 35 points and setting up Marc Gasol’s game-winner. It had huge...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the San Antonio Spurs been exposed?

The San Antonio Spurs were absolutely dismantled by the Memphis Grizzlies in game three of their playoff series.  I for one didn’t expect the Grizzlies to win a game and was surprised to see them beat the Spurs in such dominant fashion.  Playoff basketball is such an interesting phenomenon to examine.  A team can win by 20 one night and win by 20 another.  Was this Spurs loss...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich tries to outrun cameraman down a hallway

Gregg Popovich is a legend. Not only for his 1,150 career wins, but also for his sarcastic comments and antics. (And more recently, his political and social comments as well).Here’s the San Antonio Spurs coach chasing a TNT cameraman down a hallway prior to Thursday’s Game 3 against the Grizzlies: Remember how clunky and heavy those TV cameras are. It’s not easy to run with...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pau Gasol responds to David Fizdale’s rant

San Antonio Spurs big man Pau Gasol thinks the data could go both ways.On Wednesday, the six-time All-Star responded to Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale’s post-Game 2 rant that his team wasn’t getting enough foul calls in their first-round series against the Spurs.“I didn’t get to the free-throw line yet this series,” said Gasol, per Melissa Rohlin of the San...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's the Explanation Behind Manu Ginobli's Weird Movements on the Spurs Bench

During the San Antonio Spurs' 96-82 blowout victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, Manu Ginobili was caught doing something strange on the bench. [youtube video="pG8A9qkgJrw" /] Here's a closer look. At first glance, it looks like Ginobili was smelling his feet or maybe even kissing his shoes. Many fans were confused when they saw the 4-time NBA Champion do this...
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Gasol headbutts the ball into the basket for the best putback ever

I don’t care that it didn’t count. The first half of Game 2 between the Spurs and the Grizzlies was mostly a snoozefest with San Antonio opening up a 57-36 lead at the break. But Memphis center Marc Gasol made things interesting late in the half by headbutting a missed shot and getting nothing but net. Unfortunately, the shot did not count due to a foul on the initial miss. And...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Green: Duncan should sign 'Romo deal' if Spurs make Finals

Tim Duncan was back in San Antonio Monday morning, working out with his former teammates at the Spurs’ shootaround.Being the machine that he is, Duncan remains in great shape at the age of 40. In such great shape, in fact, that Spurs shooting guard Danny Green wondered aloud if the team could sign him for the playoffs.“He’s trying to stay in shape,” Green said, via MySanAntonio...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tactical Quandaries: Spurs Vs. Grizzlies Series Preview

While the regular season is a grueling slog that forces teams to think big picture, the NBA playoffs are a different beast. Each game becomes a chess match, where little strategic nuances can be the difference between success and failure. In these previews, we'll take a look at one intriguing tactical quandary facing each team. San Antonio Spurs - Stopping Marc Gasol....in transition...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 playoffs preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies

With the 2017 NBA Playoffs about to begin, let’s take a look at what may end up being the most peculiar first round matchup: the second seed San Antonio Spurs versus the seventh seed Memphis Grizzlies. The teams split the regular season series 2-2. They don’t shoot too many threes (league average) and they play at a snail’s pace (both are bottom five for pace). But that has...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting the four-headed NBA MVP race

It’s been the most dissected, scrutinized, debated and polarizing Most Valuable Player debate in a sports league in recent memory. With the 2016-17 NBA regular season now in the books, Yardbarker takes a look at the primary candidates for the NBA MVP award.While there are cases for the candidacy of several players around the league, there is consensus around four names that have...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/5: Keeping up with the changes in baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying to get past the Mets being more popular than the Yankees in New York.Happy birthday to Matt Bonner, Stephen Jackson, Tony Banks and Tim Jacobs. On this date in in 1993, the Rockies played their first baseball...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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