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Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs knew they needed to get Kawhi Leonard help from their bench if they wanted any chance to beat the Memphis Grizzlies and take the series lead. That help came in the form of Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills. The duo combined for 30 points as the Spurs earned a 116-103 win over the Grizzlies in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series at the AT&T Center on Tuesday night.
Spurs use fourth quarter to down Grizzlies, take series lead
The San Antonio Spurs opened their 2017 Playoff run with a 111-82 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Saturday. In the Vidcast, the game is broken down by the Spurs’ top performers, their X-Factor, and how they fared on the offensive and defensive end of the floor.
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Game 1 Vidcast: Spurs 111, Grizzlies 82
Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs could not take advantage of a sizzling start as they fell 110-98 to the Golden State Warriors at the AT&T Center on Wednesday night in the final matchup of the season between the two teams. Kawhi Leonard scored 19 points, but struggled with the Golden State defense as he shot 7-of-20 from the floor. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points, while Manu Ginobili chipped in 18 points off the bench for San Antonio, who trail the Warriors by 3 1/2 games for number one in the Western Conference.
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Spurs win streak snapped by red hot Warriors
Monday night’s game between the Spurs and Cavs was billed as a clash of titans, but San Antonio beat down their struggling Eastern Conference rivals 103-74. The game produced a slew of highlight plays for the winning squad, and here are the top ten as voted by you the fans on Twitter. 10.
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Top Ten Plays from Spurs vs. Cavs
Three games into March, the San Antonio Spurs have been involved in some wild finishes, as it took a game winning shot from Kawhi Leonard last week for the Spurs to defeat the Indiana Pacers, then overtime was needed in back-to-back nights against the New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves over the weekend for San Antonio to win their first three March games. For the most part, the Spurs’ issues have mainly come on the offensive end, where shots simply aren’t going in.
The Spurs’ Free Throws as a Whole & In Crunch Time
Wednesday the NBA announced San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich had been named the Western Conference Coach of the Month for February, after the Spurs went 8-2 during the month. Going 8-2 was not only the best record in the Western Conference during the month, but it was the Spurs’ defense that really put teams in a bind during those 10 games, as San Antonio had a defensive rating of 96.3 points per 100 possessions. You can see just how dominant the Spurs’ defense was in February by observing the chart below, which shows the Top-5 defenses in February and where they ranked compared to the worst defense of the month, the Denver Nuggets.
Popovich Named February Western Conference Coach of the Month
Sunday in their win against the Los Angeles Lakers, the San Antonio Spurs completed their second highest assist game of the season, as they dished 37 assists on their 49 made baskets in that matchup, to blow out the Lakers by 21 points. While 37 assists are a lot in a ball game, for the Spurs, getting over 30 assists in a game isn’t something that happens too frequently this season. With an offense built around a Top-10 scorer in Kawhi Leonard and a low post/mid-range scorer in LaMarcus Aldridge, on the average night, the Spurs collect 24.0 assists per game, best for 6 th in the NBA.
Highlights: The rust was obvious for the San Antonio Spurs in the first half. Once halftime hit and the team re-charged, it would result in their first win of the season over the Los Angeles Clippers. Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points as he led the Spurs past the Clippers 105-97 inside the Staples Center on Friday night as the unofficial second half of the season resumed.
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Spurs shake off rust to down Clippers in L.A.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been afraid to speak his mind. Popovich is known for his curt in-game interviews, but he has regularly criticized President Trump and his supporters in lengthy statements to the media. Before Monday’s game against the Pacers, Popovich was asked about the perspective he gained from growing up near the African-American community of Gary, Indiana, and the Air Force Academy graduate took the opportunity to speak about President Trump again.
With his second 10-day contract expiring Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs announced Sunday they’ve signed veteran Joel Anthony for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. In eight games with the Spurs, Anthony has averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game.