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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
LaMarcus Aldridge is open to reuniting with Damian Lillard in Portland someday

LaMarcus Aldridge is open to reuniting with Damian Lillard in Portland someday

LMA has talked with Lillard about playing together again. If you were around them at the 2019 NBA All-Star game, you never would have known that there was ever a rift between Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge from their Trail Blazers days. They hashed things out long ago just by talking things through, and they were as close as anyone in Charlotte, even sitting down with The Atlantic’s Jason Quick to discuss their mended relationship (subscription required). Perhaps the most interesting part to Spurs fans is where Aldridge reveals a discussion he has had multiple times with Lillard...
Rip City Project Mar 13, 2019

Rumor: LaMarcus Aldridge Considering Returning to the Portland Trail Blazers

In a recent article, San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge discussed a possible return to the Portland Trail Blazers. LaMarcus Aldridge was acquired by the Portland Trail Blazers on the night of the 2006 NBA Draft. Aldridge eventually developed into an All-Star and became the leading scorer in franchise history. Unfortunately, Aldridge unexpectedly departed […] Rumor: LaMarcus Aldridge Considering Returning to the Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Mar 13, 2019
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge admits he didn’t handle relationship with Blazers’ Damian Lillard well enough

Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge admits he didn’t handle relationship with Blazers’ Damian Lillard well enough

After four long years, the relationship between former teammates LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard is taking major steps towards reconciliation. The former left the Portland Trail Blazers back in 2014 due to frustrations with his role with the team, which seem to have changed when the latter arrived. However, both Aldridge, now with the San […] The post Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge admits he didn’t handle relationship with Blazers’ Damian Lillard well enough appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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 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...
Blazer's Edge Mar 12, 2019
Lillard, Aldridge Reflect on Evolving Relationship

Lillard, Aldridge Reflect on Evolving Relationship

Jason Quick of the Athletic talks to the former teammates about the past, present and future. Right before the NBA All-Star Game, former Portland Trail Blazers teammates Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge opened up about how they fixed their relationship after the latter left for the San Antonio Spurs. As Lillard is set to pass Aldridge for No. 2 on Portland’s all-time scoring list, Jason Quick of the Athletic (subscription required) caught up with the two to talk about their past, present and possible future. Aldridge, while reflecting on the conversation with Lillard that helped them...
Blazer's Edge Mar 12, 2019
Forecasting Trail Blazers Playoff Seed, Breaking Down Tiebreakers

Forecasting Trail Blazers Playoff Seed, Breaking Down Tiebreakers

Who will the Blazers play in the first round of the NBA playoffs? How many wins will they finish the season with? The Portland Trail Blazers sit smack in the middle of the Western Conference playoff standings with only 16 games to play. The Blazers’ 40-26 record places them fifth, only a half game back from the Thunder (41-26) and 1.5 games back from the Rockets (42-25). The Jazz, Clippers, and Spurs all trail the Blazers with 29 losses. Standings as of this morning from ESPN: What seed are the Blazers going to get? Given how tightly the teams are bunched, especially the...
Pounding The Rock Mar 11, 2019
How LaMarcus Aldridge’s threes helped the Spurs beat the Bucks

How LaMarcus Aldridge’s threes helped the Spurs beat the Bucks

A small step back for LMA is a giant leap for the Spurs’ offense. Something interesting happened on the Spurs’ 2nd play of the game in their victory over the Bucks on Sunday evening. They looked to be setting up for a DeMar DeRozan post up on the left block, but Eric Bledsoe denied the swing pass to the weak side wing, forcing the Spurs to transition into the 2nd part of the play. Once Bryn Forbes realizes the pass isn’t there, he curls around LaMarcus Aldridge and clears out to the right corner. DeMar lifts up to the right wing and Jakob Poeltl moves over to the left side of the...
Blazer's Edge Mar 11, 2019
Damian Lillard to Move Into Second Place on Franchise Scoring List

Damian Lillard to Move Into Second Place on Franchise Scoring List

The Portland Trail Blazers star only needs 23 points to eclipse LaMarcus Aldridge on the team’s scoring list. Through seven NBA seasons, Damian Lillard has scored a lot of points for the Portland Trail Blazers. And assuming he has an average (for him) game Tuesday against the Clippers, he’ll reach a significant milestone. Lillard is 23 points from passing LaMarcus Aldridge’s 12,562 points for second all-time in Blazers franchise history. Lillard is averaging 26.1 points per game this season and has a chance to claim the spot in his 535th game. Aldridge reached his total in 648 games...
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...

Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs rally past Bucks, 121-114

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 121-114 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win.
Pounding The Rock Mar 10, 2019
Spurs vs. Bucks Game Thread

Spurs vs. Bucks Game Thread

Giannis Antetokounmpo is in San Antonio to try to secure a win for the Bucks. 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. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks are in San Antonio to face LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs. The Spurs have played very well at home this year, but the Bucks have the athleticism and skill to challenge the Silver and...
Pounding The Rock Mar 8, 2019
Open Thread: Drew Eubanks deserves a nickname

Open Thread: Drew Eubanks deserves a nickname

. . . and maybe the 15th roster spot. First, Pau Gasol and the Spurs settled on a contract buy out. Then he went to the Milwaukee Bucks. After that, discussions started as to who would play as a back up to LaMarcus Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl in the event that one of them was injured. For two games with bigger line-ups, Pop started both Aldridge and Poeltl. And then Jakob sat out two nights ago. Enter Drew Eubanks. The 6’10” Oregon big man is on a two-way contract splitting time between San Antonio and the G-League Austin Spurs where his per game averages of 16.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, and...
Peachtree Hoops Mar 7, 2019
Injuries mount for Hawks in close-fought loss to Spurs

Injuries mount for Hawks in close-fought loss to Spurs

The Hawks fell short in this one and it wasn’t without another injury... The Atlanta Hawks were unable to best the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night at State Farm Arena, falling short 111-104. Trae Young led the Hawks in scoring with 22 points (but struggled in terms of shooting efficiency, shooting 8-of-24 and 1-of-7 from three) while John Collins made his return from flu-like symptoms and scored 16 points. For the Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points while Derrick White added 18 points. Falling short down the stretch, Young struggles This was a strange game, all in all. The...

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