There’s still some bitterness there, apparently
Game 30 @Portland: Spurs 110, Trail Blazers 90
Record: 24-6 1st in Southwest, 2nd in West Streak: W-1
Friday night’s game at Portland was unusual in several respects. For one, it was a meeting of two winning franchises in the ultra-rare occasion of them both being in grouchy moods.
With Kawhi Leonard in street clothes, LaMarcus Aldridge showed the Spurs had all the starpower they needed to beat an upgraded Minnesota squad.
Much has been made of the Spurs’ nondescript offseason, settling for seemingly marginal moves as superteams formed elsewhere. One of those new powers was meant to be the Timberwolves, who added top-flight wing Jimmy Butler to a core of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and have their sights set on a long-awaited return to the playoffs.
The Spurs beat the Lakers by the largest margin ever in a well-executed home game.
What a performance from the San Antonio Spurs coming off of their tough loss to the Bucks on Tuesday night. The Spurs put an absolute whooping on the visiting Lakers in a game that pretty much was not a contest, dropping a season-high 134 points at the final buzzer.
At the end of the first quarter the Spurs had built a 12-point lead at 36-24 and aside from the Lakers cutting the Spurs lead to four with seven minutes left to play in the second quarter there was no drama in this one. The Spurs finished the second quarter by outscoring Los Angeles 27-13 and basically put the game away at 72-54.
San Antonio should roll in this series.
In a traditionally hard-fought showdown between two Western Conference foes, the No. 2 San Antonio Spurs and seventh-seeded Memphis Grizzlies go head-to-head in a lopsided first-round playoff matchup.
Kawhi Leonard strengthened his case for MVP behind an incredible crunch time performance and his fourth-straight 30-point game.
What a game at the AT&T Center on a Monday night!
Fresh off of being named Western Conference Player of the Week for the second time in five weeks, Kawhi Leonard dropped 39 points, with 15 coming in the last five minutes of the contest. He led the Spurs to their eighth straight victory and with the win the Spurs won the season-series with their I-10 rivals, 3-1.
The Spurs have now beaten every team in the league this season.
With the Spurs looking to tighten up their game as the postseason gets close, the lottery-bound Knicks are moving in the opposite direction. It was a game that shouldn’t have been close, and wouldn’t have been if not for a poor third quarter from San Antonio.
It looks like we’ve got our first-round matchup all set. Who’s excited?
San Antonio’s win over Memphis on Tuesday night pretty much locked Memphis into the seventh seed and a first-round showdown with the Spurs. I mean, that’s pretty good for the Spurs in that I don’t think that Memphis can do more than make it a five-game series.
Gasol officially signed with the Spurs on Thursday.
THE solid form of the Star Hotshots in the ongoing PBA Philippine Cup continued yesterday as they barged into the semifinals after completing a sweep of the Phoenix Petroleum Fuel Masters in their best-of-three quarterfinals, 91-71.
Following up on their 114-83 rout of the Fuel Masters in the series opener last Saturday, the Hotshots earned the right to play in the final four of the season-opening Philipine Basketball Association (PBA) tournament where they will either face the Alaska Aces or Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings.
MVP vs. MVP.
LeBron James chased Stephen Curry off the dribble for too long, and that’s never a good sign for anyone standing opposite the reigning unanimous MVP. Curry went in and out a few times around the perimeter, where he’s a threat from no matter how far out, and LeBron fell for a few head fakes.
One final one behind the line got LeBron to completely bite, and Curry was able to drive to the rim and finish around him and Kevin Love.
You’ll be shocked to learn that a debate broke out on the Internet Wednesday. And the debate was about whether Stephen Curry has succeeded when facing fellow elite point guards in the playoffs.
The Warriors scored 117 points in three quarters, the most by any team through three this season.
Warriors-Clippers is normally a rivalry matchup between two teams wanting to impose their will on one another, but Golden State put this one away early.
Without Chris Paul, who’s out nursing a broken thumb, Stephen Curry went bananas, scoring 43 points on 15-for-23 shooting, including a barrage of nine three-pointers to give his Warriors a whopping 117-74 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Steph Curry may have been pipped by LeBron James in this year's NBA Finals but everything that happened before - and after - that thrilling seven-game series reflects his status in the world of basketball.
Curry makes it clear that he’s talked with Durant about this and that it is not an issue within the Warriors’ locker room.
In a recent podcast with Bill Simmons for The Ringer, Kevin Durant offered his thoughts about why so many talented high school basketball players from Durant’s of the DMV (the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area) leave to play college basketball rather than play for Maryland.
Eventually Curry will have all the three-pointer records, it seems.
The Warriors will meet about a potential White House visit, but their two leaders want no part of the current administration
Two-time MVP Stephen Curry knows exactly what it would mean if the Golden State Warriors decline to visit The White House after winning an NBA championship in June.
The SMU senior is flying under the radar in the NBA draft, but he shouldn't be.
A look at recent draft history shows an interesting trend in which players are most often undervalued by NBA teams. In just the past two years, Patrick McCaw, Malcolm Brogdon, Josh Richardson, Norman Powell, and Tyler Johnson have all either been second-round picks or went undrafted. A little farther back Jae Crowder, Danny Green, and Wesley Matthews have been some of the biggest second-round steals of the past 10 years.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has always been forthright expressing his opinion on important social issues. Wednesday's pre-camp media session was no exception.
The exciting identity promised on day one of the Alvin Gentry era might finally be here.
Alvin Gentry moved Anthony Davis to the starting center position on Monday against the Dallas Mavericks. The New Orleans Pelicans scored 29 fast break points (!) en route to a big win against Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Tonight, the home team added another 30 fast break points (!!), this time in a rather comfortable victory against the Knicks.
Today we're popping open another cold drink and quenching our thirst with an unofficial award in our Summer Dreaming series, Comeback Player of the Year, which the league has not handed out since the 1984-85 season.
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