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LaMarcus Aldridge has found a bit of a groove since returning to the court from his heart arrhythmia. He’s averaging 21 points on 48% shooting in his last four games, and most of the success can be attributed to his work in the paint.
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Aldridge Dominant in Post, Struggling to Shoot
Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs had gotten some real bad news about their All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge nine hours before tip off, he is out with a heart arrhythmia. Combined with Tony Parker, Dejounte Murray, and Kawhi Leonard sidelined. The Golden State Warriors rested their starters and Saturday’s game turned into the battle of the benches
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Spurs crush Warriors in the battle of the benches
Don’t let the title fool you. This isn’t a declaration, more so an evaluation and comparison of Kawhi Leonard’s candidacy for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award. For most of the season, Leonard has been an afterthought in the MVP talks, with Russell Westbrook, James Harden and LeBron James dominating the conversation
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The Case for Kawhi Leonard as MVP
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
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.
The NBA trade deadline officially passed Thursday at 2 PM CST. For some teams, activity took place, as teams either traded players or picks in different deals. For the San Antonio Spurs, they weren’t involved in any trade action publicly, as they look to continue the second half of their season with a roster that has given them the second best record in the NBA
Jose and Ryan are joined by Manuel Solis to talk about the All Star Weekend and more. It’s the one and only Spurscast – The original San Antonio Spurs Podcast. Download the audio and listen to us however and whenever you want.
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The Spurscast Ep. 431: All Star Break with special guest Manuel Solis
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.
Last season, in 82 games, the San Antonio Spurs finished with 18 alley-oop dunks. This season, through just 54 games, the Spurs have not only doubled that amount, but they’ve already completed 39 total alley-oop dunks.
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The Spurs are a Top-10 Alley-oop Dunking Team
As the 2017 All Star weekend has begun to draw near, the NBA has started to trickle out information pertaining to the weekend’s other events. Of note, it was announced Wednesday that Jonathon Simmons would be the first San Antonio Spur to play in the Rising Stars Challenge since Kawhi Leonard in 2013. Simmons’ story is well known to many fans at this point – he paid his way to a D-league tryout, that eventually led to a training camp invite, which led to a roster spot on the Spurs. The story does not end there, however
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Jonathon Simmons’ Impact