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Pounding The Rock Apr 25, 2018
A farewell to the 2017-18 Spurs

A farewell to the 2017-18 Spurs

...and a meditation on best-laid plans. But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may be vain;-Robert Burns On a different timeline, there are the 2017-18 Spurs, still jostling with Golden State and Houston for supremacy in the West. The team, which was eliminated from the playoffs on Tuesday by the defending champs, was meant to bottle up the formula that had them up 25 points on those very Warriors (in Game 1 of 2017), while adding a dose of small ball, with a rehabilitated Rudy Gay and rising Dejounte Murray complementing a switchable core that featured one All-NBA-caliber...
Pounding The Rock Apr 21, 2018
Open Thread: Poll- The Spur most likely to have a big Game 4

Open Thread: Poll- The Spur most likely to have a big Game 4

In a season of erratic line-ups and playing time, expect a phoenix to emerge. Three games have come and gone. Adjustments have been made. The Warriors have countered. The time is now. Sunday, the Spurs will take to the floor at the AT&T Center, perhaps for the last time this season. LaMarcus Aldridge has been a beast. His numbers in Game 1 and 3 are hardly recognizable from Game 2. He must have a monster game. Nobody feels as strongly about his need to lead as he does. Win or lose, Aldridge will stand proud. Adding Rudy Gay to the starting line-up has added points and defense. There have...
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2018
Spurs improve but still lack the firepower to keep up with the Warriors

Spurs improve but still lack the firepower to keep up with the Warriors

34 points from Aldridge wasn’t enough to steal a W at Golden State. If one thing was blatantly obvious from the beginning of Game 1, it was that the San Antonio Spurs preferred starting line-up does not possess enough offensive fire power to keep up with the Golden State Warriors. Enter Rudy Gay, who got the start in place of Kyle Anderson and accomplished the goal of getting more offense for the starters while keeping the double-teams off LaMarcus Aldridge. But would it be enough? The Spurs — looking less like a deer-in-headlights and more like a playoff team — came out much more...
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2018
San Antonio at Golden State- Game Two, Final Score: Spurs play better but still slip in the end, 101-116

San Antonio at Golden State- Game Two, Final Score: Spurs play better but still slip in the end, 101-116

Spurs simply couldn’t stop Klay Thompson “Playoff” Spurs start the game The Spurs came out with a sense of urgency and a line-up adjustment. Rudy Gay joined LaMarcus Aldridge, Danny Green, Patty Mills, and Dejounte Murray. The alteration immediately took some pressure off LMA, which allowed the big man to go at the Warriors bigs and put David West and JaVale McGee in foul trouble during the first half. In addition, there was a sliver of time during the second quarter when Pop had Aldridge and Gay on the floor alongside Pau Gasol. The big line-up allowed Gasol to feed both Aldridge and...
SFGate Apr 16, 2018

Rudy Gay will start for Spurs in Game 2 vs. Warriors

Forward Rudy Gay will replace Kyle Anderson in San Antonio’s starting lineup Monday night against the Warriors. Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich revealed the change during his news conference before Game 2 at Oracle Arena. Anderson was scoreless in 11 minutes in Golden State’s 113-92 victory Saturday, while Gay scored 15 points in 22 minutes off the bench. Asked why he’s making the switch, Popovich said, “Offense. We need to score. We always harp about defense and that sort of thing — and these guys are hard to guard — but we need to score.” ...
ClutchPoints Apr 10, 2018
Rudy Gay says he needs a blood transfusion with Manu Ginobili’s blood

Rudy Gay says he needs a blood transfusion with Manu Ginobili’s blood

San Antonio Spurs veteran Manu Ginobili has made his potential farewell season a fairly memorable one, having found the fountain of youth, even at 40 years old, impressing both teammates and opponents with his play. The Argentinian shooting guard pulled back the clock once again on Monday, dropping 17 points, six rebounds, and five assists […] The post Rudy Gay says he needs a blood transfusion with Manu Ginobili’s blood appeared first on ClutchPoints.
FOX Sports Apr 9, 2018
Rudy Gay: 'We gotta find a way to do it'

Rudy Gay: 'We gotta find a way to do it'

Rudy Gay and the San Antonio Spurs have clinched a playoff berth with the Monday night win over Sacramento.
Pounding The Rock Apr 9, 2018
San Antonio vs. Sacramento, Final Score: Spurs rally past Kings to clinch playoff birth, 98-85

San Antonio vs. Sacramento, Final Score: Spurs rally past Kings to clinch playoff birth, 98-85

It was a nail biter, but the role players came through to clinch the Spurs 21st straight playoff appearance. You can breath again, Spurs fans. It took more than two-and-a-half quarters for the Spurs to realize it was desperation time, but after a horrid showing in the first half they managed to overcome a rare off night from LaMarcus Aldridge, who shot just 6-19 from the floor, and beat the Sacramento Kings to clinch their 21st straight playoff appearance. Tremendous second-half efforts from Manu Ginobili (17), Rudy Gay (18), Bryn Forbes (15)and Patty Mills (15) brought the Spurs back from...
Pounding The Rock Apr 8, 2018
Manu Ginobili had a perfect game at the perfect time

Manu Ginobili had a perfect game at the perfect time

With the Spurs’ postseason hopes on the line, Manu’s magic came through once again. Times were getting desperate. After blowing two straight games in Los Angeles, the Spurs had dropped from being comfortably in fourth place to the playoffs not being a sure thing once again. Facing a must-win at home against a potential first round opponent, the Spurs were engaged in a back-and-forth affair with the Portland Trail Blazers. While they were getting their usual stellar contributions from LaMarcus Aldridge and other role players like Rudy Gay, it was the performance of another familiar...
ClutchPoints Apr 8, 2018
Rudy Gay on potentially earning a spot in the playoffs at the expense of the Kings

Rudy Gay on potentially earning a spot in the playoffs at the expense of the Kings

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay is not doing a good job of masking his resentment for his former team, the Sacramento Kings, though he really does not seem to care at all. Following the Spurs’ huge 116-105 win at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, Gay caught up with reporters and was […] The post Rudy Gay on potentially earning a spot in the playoffs at the expense of the Kings appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 4, 2018
San Antonio @ Los Angeles Clippers, Final Score: Spurs drop a close one on the road, 110-113

San Antonio @ Los Angeles Clippers, Final Score: Spurs drop a close one on the road, 110-113

The Spurs 50 win streak ended with a loss on the road, in a game they mostly dominated and should have won San Antonio dominated early, with Aldridge scoring 13 of the Spurs’ 31 in the first quarter, while keeping the Clippers to 17. Rudy Gay came out with 8 in the second, leading to the Spurs’ 56-49 lead at the half. Aldridge didn’t score after the first quarter until about midway through the 3rd, but made up for it with 22 in the second half to give him 35 on the night. The Clippers fought back to take their first lead of the night at 64-63 with over five minites left in the third,...
Pounding The Rock Apr 1, 2018
Spurs shoot down streaking Rockets

Spurs shoot down streaking Rockets

Led by another strong defensive effort and 44 combined points from LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay, San Antonio put an end to Houston’s 11-game win streak. While a defunct space station drew closer to its imminent, fiery descent through the atmosphere this weekend, the high-flying Houston Rockets, winners of 11 straight, also fell back down to Earth. San Antonio held Houston to season-lows in field-goal percentage (33.8%), three-pointers made (seven, on 31 attempts), and assists (12), limiting the league’s best offense to just 83 points, also its worst output of 2017-18. Some aspects...
Pounding The Rock Apr 1, 2018
Houston at San Antonio, Final Score: Spurs overpower the Rockets on Easter 100-83

Houston at San Antonio, Final Score: Spurs overpower the Rockets on Easter 100-83

LaMarcus got help from Rudy Gay as the Spurs dominate James Harden and the Rockets. The Spurs played their best defensive game of the season, with LaMarcus Aldridge showing his usual dominance inside, but today he had help on offense with Rudy Gay and Patty Mills providing scoring and key defensive plays. The Rockets, with Chris Paul sitting out, had trouble scoring over the stout defense of the Silver and Black, and were dominated by the Spurs big 3. The Spurs won easily over the team with the best record in the league as they got closer to locking up a playoff spot. NOTE: There is a coded...

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