4:58 AM EDT, Sun March 24, 2019
ClutchPoints Mar 22, 2019
Video: Rockets’ James Harden drops Spurs’ Derrick White and splashes the open three

Video: Rockets’ James Harden drops Spurs’ Derrick White and splashes the open three

More than a year ago, James Harden committed one of the most disrespectful moves in NBA history and easily the year’s best as he shook Wesley Johnson of the Los Angeles Clippers so hard, the Houston Rockets guard had plenty of time to taunt the fallen defensive ace before calmly sinking the wide-open three. Tonight, The […] The post Video: Rockets’ James Harden drops Spurs’ Derrick White and splashes the open three appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Mar 22, 2019
San Antonio at Houston, Final Score: Spurs comeback becomes Rockets comeback, 111-105

San Antonio at Houston, Final Score: Spurs comeback becomes Rockets comeback, 111-105

The Spurs dug themselves out of a 19-point deficit only to see Harden outduel DeRozan down the stretch. The San Antonio Spurs fell just short on their furious comeback against the Rockets on Friday night in Houston. After falling behind by 19 early in the 3rd, the Spurs fought all the way back, establishing a 6 point lead with 5 minutes to go before ultimately succumbing to a barrage of threes. The Spurs have now lost 2 in a row on the heels of a season-best 9 game winning streak. Bryn Forbes paced the Silver and Black with 20 points, while Derrick White added 18 and DeMar DeRozan chipped...
Pounding The Rock Mar 19, 2019
Open Thread: Spurs lock down 22nd consecutive winning season

Open Thread: Spurs lock down 22nd consecutive winning season

The 42nd win of the season was one of the best So many great moments. Derrick White shooting over Kevin Durant. Fought hard until the very last second and came out on top!Highlights pic.twitter.com/BLPHolr6oF— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 19, 2019 Davis Bertan’s clutch 3 ball. The Latvian Laser pic.twitter.com/0AuvBNnHof— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 19, 2019 These two (and one) of DeMar DeRozan’s 26 points. Count the bucket!Go to work, @DeMar_DeRozan. pic.twitter.com/0YteGY2r7z— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 19, 2019 LaMarcus’ dunk on his way...
Pounding The Rock Mar 18, 2019
Spurs Power Rankings - Week 22: Getting Defensive

Spurs Power Rankings - Week 22: Getting Defensive

The Spurs are finding their defensive form at the right time. The Spurs have an 8 game win streak (including 10 in a row at home) going into this new week. During this run, the Spurs are ranking #1 in defense, and it couldn’t happen at a better time. As talk continues regarding the possibility of Derrick White getting an All-Defense nod, another Spur has entered the defensive ring: Jakob Poeltl, who has tallied 10 blocks in two games, joining three other Spurs in the history books. A hard fought win against our I-35 rivals the Dallas Mavericks and a revenge win against the New York...
ClutchPoints Mar 16, 2019
Gregg Popovich credits Derrick White, Jakob Poeltl for Spurs’ defensive improvement

Gregg Popovich credits Derrick White, Jakob Poeltl for Spurs’ defensive improvement

Coming into the 2018-19 season, skepticism regarding the San Antonio Spurs was mostly about the offseason losses of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green — generally considered the best pair of wing defenders in basketball. Could San Antonio, replacing two perennial All-Defensive team candidates with DeMar DeRozan and a host of unknowns, really be proficient enough […] The post Gregg Popovich credits Derrick White, Jakob Poeltl for Spurs’ defensive improvement appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Mar 16, 2019
Spurs vs. Blazers Game Thread

Spurs vs. Blazers Game Thread

The Spurs face another playoff contender as Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers come to town 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. Welcome to the game thread. The Portland Trail Blazers are a tough matchup for the Spurs because their backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum can score on anyone. But Derrick White has been coming into his own as a defender, and...
Pounding The Rock Mar 15, 2019
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. New York Knicks

This one’s personal. The New York Knicks entered the February 24th game against San Antonio having last won at home on the evening of December 1st. In between, these Knickerbockers lost 18 consecutive home games, one game shy of tying the ‘93-’94 Dallas Mavericks for the record of longest home losing streak. The Spurs arrived in Madison Square Garden hoping to salvage a disappointing Rodeo Road Trip, having lost five of the first six games, including a heartbreaker in Toronto two days earlier. They would need to do it without the services of Derrick White, placed on injury management...
Pounding The Rock Mar 14, 2019
Derrick White has a real shot at making an All-Defensive Team

Derrick White has a real shot at making an All-Defensive Team

And this is just the beginning. Derrick White’s defense has been a revelation. On a team filled with offense-first guards, his ability to hold his own against any perimeter player in the league is as crucial as it is unique. There’s no one else on the (healthy) roster who can provide even half of his defensive value. Unlike Beyonce’s fictional boyfriend, he is irreplaceable. That alone makes him one of the most important perimeter defenders in the league, and it shows up in simple on/off numbers. The Spurs’ defense is 4.3 points better per 100 possessions with Derrick on the court,...
Pounding The Rock Mar 13, 2019
How the Spurs’ defense helped steal their sixth straight win

How the Spurs’ defense helped steal their sixth straight win

Deflections and steals were a key part of the Spurs win in Dallas. The Spurs relied on an uncharacteristically active and engaged defense to help extend their season-best win streak to 6 games by defeating the Mavericks on Tuesday night. With 19 deflections and 11 steals, the Spurs repeatedly disrupted the Mavs’ offense. DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Derrick White each had incredible nights on the other end, combining to score 84 of the team’s 112 points, but their work on defense was just as important. DeMar led the team with 7 deflections and 4 steals, while Derrick was second...
Pounding The Rock Mar 13, 2019
The sixth seed could be in play for the Spurs

The sixth seed could be in play for the Spurs

Is the Spurs’ improvement on defense for real? Do they have a shot keeping at the sixth seed? In this week’s round table, the PtR staff answers those questions, and more. It’s been a fantastic week for the Spurs, who are in the middle of a six-game winning streak. Their defense has been good, Derrick White seems like a difference-maker and the even without Rudy Gay the offense has looked find. With a four-game homestand on the horizon, they could not only cement their place in the playoffs but aspire to move up the standings. In this week’s edition of In The Bonus, PtR...
Pounding The Rock Mar 13, 2019
Open Thread: Derrick White’s coast-to-coast is a tale of basketball IQ

Open Thread: Derrick White’s coast-to-coast is a tale of basketball IQ

I’ll take “Offensive greatness in 10 seconds or less” for $200, Alex. If there is not an official Derrick White fan club, then I am spending the rest of Spring Break launching one. I was fortunate enough to be standing ten feet from him the other night and was just barely wise enough not to interrupt him and make a fool of myself. While watching the Spurs play the Bucks on Sunday night, one play in particular stood out. While receiving a pass in the backcourt from a LaMarcus Aldridge rebound, White turned on the jets to go at Giannis Antetokounmpo and then slowed down enough to cause...
Pounding The Rock Mar 13, 2019
Spurs outlast Mavericks, extend win streak to 6

Spurs outlast Mavericks, extend win streak to 6

Behind great performances by the stars and Derrick White, the Spurs prevailed in a close game on the road. It wasn’t always pretty but the Spurs managed to extend their winning streak to six by besting the Mavericks on the road, 112-105. The game was closer than it should have been, but San Antonio managed to outlast a Dallas team that couldn’t seize the chance to play the spoiler. After the first few minutes it was hard to predict that his one would go down to the wire. The Spurs seemed confident an in control early on, as their two stars and Derrick White got whatever they wanted on...
Pounding The Rock Mar 12, 2019
San Antonio at Dallas, Final Score: Spurs survive the Mavs 112-105

San Antonio at Dallas, Final Score: Spurs survive the Mavs 112-105

The Spurs won their sixth straight against their old IH-35 rivals. The San Antonio Spurs went out on the road and won once again thanks to some amazing play from their stars and timely shooting down the stretch. While the Spurs appeared in control in the first half, the Dallas Mavericks wouldn’t go away, making the Good Guys fight tooth and nail for the 112-105 win: their season-high sixth in a row. LaMarcus Aldridge (28 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists), DeMar DeRozan (33 points, 4 reb, 6 assists, 4 steals) and Derrick White (23 points, 3 reb, 7 assists, 3 steals) all stuffed the stat...
Pounding The Rock Mar 11, 2019
Open Thread: A homecoming of sorts as Pau Gasol plays against the San Antonio Spurs

Open Thread: A homecoming of sorts as Pau Gasol plays against the San Antonio Spurs

After rumors of trade requests and the eventual waiving, it’s all smiles between the Silver & Black and their former center. Even though it’s been only a week since Pau Gasol signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, he returned to San Antonio in a sort of homecoming. He made time at the end of the Spurs victory over his new team to hug LaMarcus Aldridge, and DeMar DeRozan while Bryn Forbes and Derrick White came across the court to show their respect. Not that Spurs fans should expect any less from the Spanish center who offered back $2.5M while being released to join a team who could offer...
Pounding The Rock Mar 8, 2019
Drew Eubanks may be ready to be the Spurs’ third big

Drew Eubanks may be ready to be the Spurs’ third big

What to make of Drew Eubank’s recent emergence. For a team that hasn’t drafted in the lottery in over 20 years, the Spurs have an awful lot of young talent. Their backcourt appears set for years come, with Dejounte Murray (22) and Derrick White (24) already poised to form a potentially devastating combo and rookie Lonnie Walker IV (20) seemingly well on his way to joining them. On the other end of the roster, the team has Jakob Poeltl (23) grabbing starts in two-big lineups in the right match-ups, while rookie Chimezie Metu (21) polishes his game in Austin. The Spurs drafted each of...

Derrick White Photos

Spurs Player News

  • 1

    Pau Gasol

    Bucks news: Pau Gasol out 1 month with ankle injury

  • LaMarcus Aldridge

    The numbers say LaMarcus Aldridge is hurting the Spurs on defense

  • DeMar DeRozan

    Rockets’ James Harden falls to the floor after Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan brushes his beard

  • Derrick White

    Video: Rockets’ James Harden drops Spurs’ Derrick White and splashes the open three

  • Rudy Gay

    The Spurs’ new starting lineup is struggling to score

  • Jakob Poeltl

    The Spurs’ new starting lineup is struggling to score

  • Bryn Forbes

    San Antonio at Houston, Final Score: Spurs comeback becomes Rockets comeback, 111-105

  • Patty Mills

    Open Thread: Patty Mills has cracked the Top 10 list of games played in Spurs franchise history

  • Lonnie Walker IV

    Lonnie Walker and Drew Eubanks explode in win over the Texas Legends

  • Dejounte Murray

    Dejounte Murray’s eagerness aside, he’s not coming back this season