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Game Thread: Spurs at Lakers

Game Thread: Spurs at Lakers

Can the Spurs secure their first road win since February 25? 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. Your San Antonio Spurs, without Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White, face the dysfunctional Los Angeles Lakers, with Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo not in the lineup due to suspension. Can DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Bryn Forbes, and...
Pounding The Rock Oct 22, 2018
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers

Spurs still seeking their first road win. The Spurs continue their first road trip of the season with a stop in Tinsel Town to take on the Showtime Lakers Version 2.0. Saturday night the Silver & Black saw their hopes for a road win squashed by the Portland Trail Blazers. Tonight’s match up may offer a little solace. San Antonio Spurs (1-1) at Los Angeles Lakers (0-2) October 22, 2018 | 9:30 PM CT Watch: FSSW, NBATV | Listen: 1200 AM Spurs injuries: Dejounte Murray (knee), Lonnie Walker IV (knee), Derrick White (heel). Lakers injuries suspensions: Brandon Ingram (4 games), Rajon Rondo (3...
Pounding The Rock Oct 20, 2018
Game Thread: San Antonio at Portland

Game Thread: San Antonio at Portland

The undefeated Spurs face a tough test against the Trail Blazers. 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. Your San Antonio Spurs, without Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White, face the Portland Trail Blazers, with one of the most talented backcourts in the league, led by Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. It’s the first road game...
Pounding The Rock Oct 20, 2018
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers

Spurs will be seeking their first road win in almost 8 months. The Spurs head out on the road for this first time in this very young 2018-19 season to face off in a match-up that has presented many instant classics over the years, regardless of the the outcome. There’s just something about these Spurs vs. Trail Blazers games, especially the ones at The Moda Center, that gets fans from both sides on their feet. San Antonio Spurs (1-0) at Portland Trail Blazers (1-0) October 20, 2018 | 9:00 PM CT Watch: FSSW | Listen: 1200 AM Spurs injuries: Dejounte Murray (knee), Lonnie Walker IV (knee),...
Pounding The Rock Oct 17, 2018
The Spurs’ road to the playoffs is easier than you think

The Spurs’ road to the playoffs is easier than you think

Even hobbled by injuries before the season even begins, San Antonio is a playoff team. The Spurs have famously made the playoffs every season since 1997-98. But after squeezing in as the 7th seed last year and turning over nearly half the roster over the summer, the team entered training camp this year with as much doubt clouding their playoff prospects as ever before. An already challenging path to extending that streak became even more bleak when the team’s star point guard, Dejounte Murray, tore his ACL just days after Lonnie Walker IV went down with a torn meniscus. But when Derrick...
Pounding The Rock Oct 16, 2018
In the Bonus: Spurs will open season with their guard down

In the Bonus: Spurs will open season with their guard down

Guards plural, to be precise. Spurs now have three guards out with injury — Dejounte Murray, Lonnie Walker IV, and Derrick White. Reports have Rudy Gay suffering from the same heel issues that kept him unavailable for a portion of last season. The Spurs season tips off Wednesday and with an uncertain present, the future is in question. Is it time for the Spurs to panic? Will this be the lost season that pundits have predicted for over a decade? Are the Spurs done before it even begins? This week PtR contributors Mark Barrington, Marilyn Dubinski, Bruno Passos, Jesus Gomez and Jeph...
Pounding The Rock Oct 14, 2018
The Spurs require point guard help

The Spurs require point guard help

But there’s no ideal way to get it. The hits keep on coming. After losing Dejounte Murray for the season and Lonnie Walker IV for eight weeks, the Spurs will also be without Derrick White for a while. The 24-year-old guard could be sidelined for up to two months with a heel injury. Prior to White’s injury, Gregg Popovich had said the team would not made a signing or a trade to shore up the Spurs’ guard depth. Things could be different now. In his typically sarcastic way, Pop left the door open for a potential additions when asked about it by SAEN’s Jeff McDonald: If my sarcasm...
Pounding The Rock Oct 12, 2018
Game Thread: San Antonio at Orlando, Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00PM

Game Thread: San Antonio at Orlando, Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:00PM

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. It’s the fifth and final game of the 2018-2019 preseason from hell as the Spurs enter the post-big three era. Lonnie Walker IV is out due to injury, as is Dejounte Murray, and Derrick White will be resting with a sore heel. Florida is still recovering from a hurricane, but Orlando isn’t in the hardest hit part of the state, and the...
Pounding The Rock Oct 12, 2018
Derrick White out 6-8 weeks with heel injury

Derrick White out 6-8 weeks with heel injury

It might be time for the Spurs to consider obtaining another guard... The Spurs just can’t catch a break. Already down starting point guard Dejounte Murray for potentially the entire season (torn ACL) and rookie guard Lonnie Walker IV for 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus, now they have also lost their next man up. Derrick White will also miss 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his heel. After it was initially reported that him missing tonight’s preseason finale was precautionary move and he should be ready to go by next week, this news is a punch in the gut. This leaves the Spurs with...
Pounding The Rock Oct 11, 2018
In the Bonus: How injuries have altered expectations for the Spurs

In the Bonus: How injuries have altered expectations for the Spurs

This week’s staff round-table focuses on all of the changes that face the Good Guys as they head into new territory. Well, the season hasn’t officially started and the Spurs are looking injury issues in the face. Lonnie Walker IV landed uncomfortably in the 4th quarter blow out against the Detroit Pistons and immediately waved to be pulled out, There was no hesitation, he went straight to the locker room. We now know he is out 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus. Two days later, Dejounte Murray tore his ACL dashing to the rim against the Houston Rockets. There is currently no timeline for...
Pounding The Rock Oct 10, 2018
Game Thread: San Antonio at Atlanta, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM

Game Thread: San Antonio at Atlanta, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6:30 PM

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. It’s the fourth game of the 2018-2019 preseason as the Spurs enter the post big three era. Lonnie Walker IV is out due to injury, as is Dejounte Murray, but everyone else on the roster is healthy and expected to play. This will be a chance to see how Derrick White adjusts to his new more prominent role. Josh Huestis has just been...
Pounding The Rock Oct 10, 2018
Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks

Preseason Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks

The suddenly-depleted Spurs hit the road for the first time. After starting the preseason with three-straight games at home, the Spurs are hitting the road for the first time to face off against Mike Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks. After showing both some promise and room for improvement in their 2-1 start, the Spurs will be back to square one in some regards thanks to a pair of costly injuries. San Antonio Spurs (2-1) vs. Atlanta Hawks (1-2) October 10, 2018 | 6:30 PM CT Listen: WOAI | Watch: none Spurs injuries: Dejounte Murray (torn ACL), Lonnie Walker IV (torn meniscus) Hawks...
Pounding The Rock Oct 9, 2018
Open Thread: A theory on Jaron Blossomgame’s departure

Open Thread: A theory on Jaron Blossomgame’s departure

Not quite sure the timing of his being waived didn’t directly coincide with two injuries at the guard position It’s been a busy weekend Spurs fans. And when games are not televised, the information can be harder to parcel. Let’s recap: Friday night while hosting the Detroit Pistons, Lonnie Walker IV tore his meniscus. He will be out 6-8 weeks. Sunday afternoon against the Houston Rockets, Dejounte Murray tore his ACL. He will also be facing time out to the tune of 6-8 weeks. Monday afternoon, the Spurs waive Jaron Blossomgame. Is there any coincidence to Blossomgame’s departure?...
ClutchPoints Oct 8, 2018
Gregg Popovich’s message to Lonnie Walker IV ahead of surgery

Gregg Popovich’s message to Lonnie Walker IV ahead of surgery

The San Antonio Spurs were dealt a tough blow when news broke that their 18th overall pick Lonnie Walker IV would miss six to eight weeks with a torn meniscus. Legendary head coach Gregg Popovich, who is known not to waste words and get straight to the point, had a simple but effective advice for […] The post Gregg Popovich’s message to Lonnie Walker IV ahead of surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Oct 7, 2018
Game Thread: Houston vs. San Antonio, Sunday, October 7, 3:00 PM

Game Thread: Houston vs. San Antonio, Sunday, October 7, 3:00 PM

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. It’s the third game of the 2018-2019 preseason as the Spurs enter the post big three era. Lonnie Walker IV is out due to injury, but everyone else on the roster is healthy and expected to play. It will be a good test for the undefeated Spurs to go against last year’s second place Western Conference finisher, James Harden’s...

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