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Pounding The Rock Mar 22, 2019
The Spurs’ new starting lineup is struggling to score

The Spurs’ new starting lineup is struggling to score

San Antonio is hoping their stars are good enough to carry an offensively-challenged stating unit. The Spurs have made a late season tweak to their starting lineup, bringing Rudy Gay off the bench in favor of Jakob Poeltl. They will surely adjust when the matchups dictate that it’s a good idea to do so, but they seem comfortable playing two bigs together to start games going forward. In just 10 games, the adjustment has had visible repercussions on team defense, which we have already explored. Yet it also has significant ramifications on offense that are arguably as important and will...
Pounding The Rock Mar 21, 2019
The Spurs’ loss to the Heat is nothing to worry about

The Spurs’ loss to the Heat is nothing to worry about

Despite the loss, the Spurs showed an ability to bounce back and adjust. The Heat snapped the Spurs’ 9 game winning streak on Wednesday night thanks to aggressive, physical defense and some very hot shooting. For their part, the Spurs were a game opponent, fighting back from an 18 point deficit to make it a one-possession game with just over two minutes left. It was clear right from the jump that the Spurs’ offense was in for a battle. Miami’s defense held the Spurs’ starters + Rudy Gay to just 8 points in the first 8 minutes on 4/18 shooting. It’s tempting to say those were just...
Pounding The Rock Mar 16, 2019
Jakob Poeltl is on his way to becoming an elite finisher

Jakob Poeltl is on his way to becoming an elite finisher

The latest in a long line of surprising San Antonio big men is making noise. The Spurs have a habit of starting off the 4th quarter with a twist on a common action, typically exploiting the defense for easy points. Friday night’s payback game against the Knicks provided a good example. Ahead by 13 with Rudy Gay leading a United Nations of Ball Movement lineup, the Spurs settled in to what looked like a typical post up for their 6’8” forward to go at Henry Ellenson. Rudy sets a down screen for Davis Bertans, who receives the ball from Patty Mills at the top of the key before...
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...
ClutchPoints Mar 12, 2019
Gregg Popovich expects Rudy Gay to play in Spurs’ back-to-back vs. Knicks, Blazers

Gregg Popovich expects Rudy Gay to play in Spurs’ back-to-back vs. Knicks, Blazers

The San Antonio Spurs are expected to welcome back a key piece of the puzzle in Rudy Gay in the very near future, according to head coach Gregg Popovich. The Spurs veteran will apparently return into the fold ahead of the team’s upcoming back-to-back against the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers this weekend. […] The post Gregg Popovich expects Rudy Gay to play in Spurs’ back-to-back vs. Knicks, Blazers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 9, 2019
Spurs’ Rudy Gay questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Bucks due to illness

Spurs’ Rudy Gay questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Bucks due to illness

The San Antonio Spurs are listing veteran small forward Rudy Gay as questionable to face the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday at home. Gay is dealing with an illness. Rudy Gay (illness) is QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s Spurs game against Milwaukee. — Paul Garcia (@PaulGarciaNBA) March 9, 2019 The Spurs are 37-29 on the season, which is […] The post Spurs’ Rudy Gay questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Bucks due to illness appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Mar 6, 2019
Spurs at Hawks Game Thread

Spurs at Hawks Game Thread

San Antonio goes to Atlanta to face Trae Young and the Hawks 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 Spurs head out on the road to face Trae Young and the suddenly tough Atlanta Hawks. The Spurs need to get good games from the big four (LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan, Derrick White, and Rudy Gay), and also have one of the role players step up...
Pounding The Rock Mar 2, 2019
Spurs vs. Thunder, Final Score: San Antonio starts fast, finishes faster against OKC and wins 116-102

Spurs vs. Thunder, Final Score: San Antonio starts fast, finishes faster against OKC and wins 116-102

Spurs turn up the defense late and easily outpace the Thunder to win their second straight home game. The Spurs showed that they’re a formidable team on their home court as they won their second game in a row in San Antonio after going 1-7 on the road on their annual Rodeo Road Trip. The Thunder were missing their MVP candidate Paul George, and Russell Westbrook wasn’t able to overcome the solid play of the Spurs big four as Derrick White, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay all made significant contributions. Game Flow The scoring opened with a Derrick White layup in traffic,...
ClutchPoints Mar 2, 2019
Rudy Gay turns back the clock with poster slam on Markieff Morris

Rudy Gay turns back the clock with poster slam on Markieff Morris

The late-career resurgence of Rudy Gay has been one of the top storylines for the San Antonio Spurs this season. Gay has been crucial as the team pushes to make the playoffs in a crowded Western Conference. He might already be 32, but on Saturday night Rudy Gay showed Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Markieff […] The post Rudy Gay turns back the clock with poster slam on Markieff Morris appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Mar 2, 2019
Open Thread: Quincy Pondexter had seven surgeries on the same knee

Open Thread: Quincy Pondexter had seven surgeries on the same knee

The guard’s road to recovery has landed him in San Antonio The Spurs have seen their fair share of injuries this season to say the least. Dejounte Murray, Derrick White, Lonnie Walker IV, and Pau Gasol all missed significant playing time this season. Before arriving in San Antonio, Rudy Gay suffered a debilitating ACL injury and has missed games each of his seasons with the Silver & Black. But little has been said this season about Quincy Pondexter’s seven surgeries to his left knee. As you can see, a positive mental attitude is an essential aspect of Pondexter’s personality....
Pounding The Rock Feb 26, 2019
How the Spurs got a couple of easy points when nothing else was falling

How the Spurs got a couple of easy points when nothing else was falling

With the three not falling, the Spurs had to get down and dirty for points. On a night where the Spurs’ Mid Three were the only ones who could hit a shot, the team simply could not generate enough points to maintain contact as the Nets ran away with the game. Despite their best defensive showing in over a month, the silver and black still got blown out, thanks to their worst offensive game of the season. DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Rudy Gay combined to score 62 points on 50 shooting possessions, while the rest of the team managed just 23 points on 53 shooting possessions. For a...
Pounding The Rock Feb 25, 2019
San Antonio at Brooklyn, Final Score: Spurs end RRT with a 101-85 dud against the Nets

San Antonio at Brooklyn, Final Score: Spurs end RRT with a 101-85 dud against the Nets

Just like last night, no one besides the stars showed up to play. Second verse, same as the first. In a repeat of last night’s debacle against the Knicks, the Spurs were no better across the borough against the Brooklyn Nets. Once again the home team led almost wire-to-wire, jacking up (and making) threes against a lost Spurs defense, and no one besides LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay showing up on offense. After the 101-85 loss, they now head home with a disastrous 1-7 record for the Rodeo Road Trip (but somehow not too much worse for wear in the standings). Those three...
ClutchPoints Feb 24, 2019
Rudy Gay’s Return to Relevance Comes Off The Beaten Path

Rudy Gay’s Return to Relevance Comes Off The Beaten Path

With his head down, Rudy Gay walked into the locker room, sulking. On this night–November 11th, 2013, his Toronto Raptors fell to the Houston Rockets in two overtimes, 110-1-4. Down 106-104 with 1:13 during the second overtime period, Gay missed a jumper which resulted in a Jeremy Lin floater with 33 seconds remaining. Gay clanked […] The post Rudy Gay’s Return to Relevance Comes Off The Beaten Path appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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