12:51 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2019
Pounding The Rock 1 hour ago
Spurs lose their cool and homecourt advantage in Game 4 loss to Nuggets

Spurs lose their cool and homecourt advantage in Game 4 loss to Nuggets

With a chance to seize a 3-1 edge, the Spurs’ defense and focus failed them against a locked-in Nuggets team. DeMar DeRozan bore down the middle of the court and feinted right, then spun left, making contact with Malik Beasley before — in the same fluid motion — turning back towards referee Scott Foster, standing near the sidelines at halfcourt, and launching the basketball at him. The play had been whistled dead: offensive foul on the Spurs guard. DeRozan’s toss, like many of the Spurs’ long-range heaves on Saturday, missed the mark. No matter, though: the gesture was enough,...
ClutchPoints 3 hours ago
DeMar DeRozan gets ejected for throwing the ball at the referee

DeMar DeRozan gets ejected for throwing the ball at the referee

NBA referees can be inconsistent, but one rule is almost always enforced – don’t throw the ball at an official. But late in the San Antonio Spurs’ Game 4 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan broke that rule. DeMar DeRozan got ejected after throwing the ball at referee Scott Foster […] The post DeMar DeRozan gets ejected for throwing the ball at the referee appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock 8 hours ago
The more the Nuggets focus on stopping Derrick White, the better

The more the Nuggets focus on stopping Derrick White, the better

If Denver makes it their mission to stop White from going off again, DeRozan and Aldridge could feast. Derrick White played a huge part in the Spurs’ Game 3 win, leading all scorers with a career-high 36 points to go with five assists and three steals. He was everywhere and hurt Denver in every area, but he was particularly effective driving to the rim and finishing. It was the type of standout performance that can alter an opponent's game plan going forward. The Nuggets largely dismissed the need for wholesale changes, stressing that the biggest adjustment would have to come in their...
Pounding The Rock 21 hours ago
Game Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 4

Game Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 4

The Spurs will look to push Denver to the brink tonight in Game 4 from San Antonio. Admit it, you were nervous on Thursday night after what happened in Game 2 of a series that continues to feel like a battle between two rugged fighters. You were nervous when, after ending on such a high note at the end of the 1st to lead Denver 31-22, the Spurs allowed the Nuggets to go on a 16-0 run in the first 3 minutes of the 2nd quarter, fielding a line-up of Patty Mills, DeMar DeRozan, Marco Belinelli, Rudy Gay, and Jakob Poeltl. Pop called two timeouts within about 2 minutes of each other, subbing in...
ClutchPoints Apr 19, 2019
Kyle Lowry passes DeMar DeRozan for most playoff games in Raptors history

Kyle Lowry passes DeMar DeRozan for most playoff games in Raptors history

Kyle Lowry played his 52nd playoff game for the Toronto Raptors Friday night, passing former teammate and close friend DeMar DeRozan. Lowry set a new franchise high as he entered Game 3 of the Raptors’ first-round series against the Orlando Magic. Of note tonight, this is Kyle Lowrys 52nd playoff game as a Raptor, a […] The post Kyle Lowry passes DeMar DeRozan for most playoff games in Raptors history appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 19, 2019
Derrick White had a career night in the Spurs’ Game 3 win over the Nuggets

Derrick White had a career night in the Spurs’ Game 3 win over the Nuggets

With 36 points and superb defense, Derrick White had his breaking out party against the Nuggets. Heading into the playoffs, if anyone were to tell you that someone other than LaMarcus Aldridge or DeMar DeRozan would be the Spurs’ best player, you’d probably think there was a problem. As it turns out, having Derrick White as your best player on both ends is not a bad thing at all. In their Game 3 win over the Nuggets to gain a 2-1 series advantage, White was all over the place, scoring a career high 36 points (26 in the first half) to go along 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1...
Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2019
Denver @ San Antonio Game 3 Final Score: Spurs take out Nuggets 118-108

Denver @ San Antonio Game 3 Final Score: Spurs take out Nuggets 118-108

White carried the Mid-3 and the rest of the team to a hard-fought victory Derrick White (36 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists), DeMar DeRozan (25 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists), and LaMarcus Aldridge (18 points and 11 rebounds) helped San Antonio weather a 16-0 Denver run in the second to take a 2-1 series lead. Denver’s Nikola Jokic (22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) and Malik Beasley (17 points and 9 rebounds) paced the Nuggets, who have now lost 14 straight games in San Antonio dating back to March 2012. Playoff Observations Both teams came out firing with all San Antonio...
Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2019
Game Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

Game Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, Game 3

With the series tied at 1 game a piece, the Spurs will return home looking to steal back some momentum after Denver came back from 19-down in Game 2 and go up 2-1. It is pretty incredible that the Spurs aren’t up 2-0 on these Denver Nuggets. They got great games from DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge to go along with another very good performance from sophomore guard Derrick White. They held a 19-point lead at one point in the 3rd quarter, leading by 6 at the start of the 4th. What happened? Jamal Murray happened, that’s what. Held scoreless for most of the game, Murray went off in...
Hoops Habit Apr 17, 2019

San Antonio Spurs: 3 takeaways from Game 2 loss vs. Nuggets

The San Antonio Spurs were so close to starting their first round playoff series up 2-0. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to hold the Denver Nuggets off. The San Antonio Spurs dominated for roughly three quarters of Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. DeMar DeRozan shot 11-for-19 from the floor, which included an impressive […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 takeaways from Game 2 loss vs. Nuggets - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2019
Open Thread: Spurs drop not one, but two 19 point leads

Open Thread: Spurs drop not one, but two 19 point leads

A disheveled final 16 minutes showed the wear-and-tear on the Spurs, and the resolve of the Nuggets. It just goes to show that you can never take your foot off the gas in the postseason. After taking a 43-24 lead on a DeMar DeRozan free throw (courtesy of a Michael Malone technical foul) at the 8:28 mark in the second, the Nuggets went on a 25-16 run to end the half down by 10. In the 3rd quarter the Nuggets would close within 7 points before the Spurs would open up and take a 78-59 led with 4:28 left. Once again, the Nuggets made a 16-4 run to end the quarter. With the momentum behind...
Pounding The Rock Apr 16, 2019
San Antonio at Denver, Final Score: Nuggets rally past Spurs, 114-105

San Antonio at Denver, Final Score: Nuggets rally past Spurs, 114-105

A crazy fourth quarter got the Nuggets by the Spurs after leading by 19 points. For 2 1⁄2 quarters, it looked like the Spurs were going to pull off the near-impossible and snag both Games 1 and 2 from the 2nd seed Nuggets, leading by 19 points in both halves. However, knowing it was a must win, the Nuggets (who have been known for their fourth quarters at home) stormed back behind a torrid fourth quarter from Jamal Murray to steal the 114-105 win and lock up the series 1-1. LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Derrick White combined for 72 points for the Spurs points. For the Nuggets,...
ClutchPoints Apr 16, 2019
Video: Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan rips his jersey after getting two fouls

Video: Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan rips his jersey after getting two fouls

The San Antonio Spurs are currently locked in a battle in the Western Conference playoffs against the Denver Nuggets. The Spurs, who are the #7 seed in a stacked Western Conference, soundly defeated the second-seeded Nuggets in the first game of this series on the back of a balanced scoring attack and solid team defense […] The post Video: Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan rips his jersey after getting two fouls appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 16, 2019
Spurs at Nuggets Playoff Game 2 Thread

Spurs at Nuggets Playoff Game 2 Thread

Welcome to the Game Thread. Veterans of the Game Thread know how we do things around here, but for all you newbies we have a few rules. Our community guidelines apply and basically say be cool, no personal attacks, don’t troll and don’t swear too much. Game 1 was pretty fun, wasn’t it? Tonight the Spurs try to go up 2-0 on the Denver Nuggets. As Sean Elliott said in Game 1, the Spurs can’t be satisfied with one win in Denver, they need to get greedy and not let the Nuggets gain confidence with a home win. It would be a good night for DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge to work on...
ClutchPoints Apr 15, 2019
Spurs star DeMar DeRozan reveals his mindset in the 4th quarter of playoff games

Spurs star DeMar DeRozan reveals his mindset in the 4th quarter of playoff games

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan says his goal in the fourth quarter of a playoff game is to put pressure on the opposing defense at every turn. Whether that means shooting the ball or collapsing the defense on his drives to the basket, DeRozan is going to do whatever it takes to make […] The post Spurs star DeMar DeRozan reveals his mindset in the 4th quarter of playoff games appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 15, 2019
Derrick White’s even-keeled play is required for the Spurs to upset the Nuggets

Derrick White’s even-keeled play is required for the Spurs to upset the Nuggets

To be their best, the Spurs will count on the young guard’s tone-setting defense and ability to counterbalance LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan on offense. Derrick White has been many things to the Spurs in his breakout second season, filling in for the injured Dejounte Murray to become one of the team’s three most important players, working as a borderline-elite defender at the point of attack with an expansive offensive skillset. Happy to praise the 24-year-old, Gregg Popovich has regularly spoken or alluded to one particular quality of his above all others, an “even-keeled”...

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