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Pounding The Rock 9 hours ago
Everyone contributes in the Spurs’ team effort to put away the Magic

Everyone contributes in the Spurs’ team effort to put away the Magic

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports That was a fun game to watch. So far, the San Antonio Spurs are passing the most difficult week of the season with flying colors, including taking care of business and putting the rebuilding Orlando Magic away early in emphatic fashion. The Spurs needed a few minutes to get their feet underneath them, but once they did there was no stopping them as they kept their foot on the pedal throughout and never looked back on their way to a 120-97 win that wasn’t really that close. Dejounte Murray started things off the same way he did in Dallas:...
Pounding The Rock 11 hours ago
Open Thread: Rudy Gay’s favorite book growing up was “The Outsiders”

Open Thread: Rudy Gay’s favorite book growing up was “The Outsiders”

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via A classic teen novel makes Rudy’s all-time list Sunday night during the Dallas game, the San Antonio Spurs came out of a commercial break sharing a video of the players talking about their favorite books growing up. DeMar DeRozan was a fan of the Goosebumps series. Jakob Poeltl’s read every Harry Potter book in the series. Keldon loved Captain Underpants. Derrick White (being Derrick White) claims his favorite childhood read was the dictionary. One book, in particular, stood out. Rudy Gay’s favorite book growing up was S. E....
Pounding The Rock 18 hours ago
Spurs blow out Magic in a straight-up laugher

Spurs blow out Magic in a straight-up laugher

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs carried over their momentum from Syday night’s thrilling win by blowing out Orlando 120-97 on the road. Following a thrilling win over Dallas Sunday night, the Spurs maintained their momentum by blowing out Orlando 120-97 on the road. After losing a handful of games to lesser opponents over the past month, it was comforting to see the good guys take care of business and dominate a Magic team that has committed to a full rebuild and had lost five straight coming into this match. The beginning of the game was some of the weirdest...
Pounding The Rock 20 hours ago
San Antonio at Orlando, Final Score: Spurs comfortably extinguish Magic, 120-97

San Antonio at Orlando, Final Score: Spurs comfortably extinguish Magic, 120-97

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs took the lead midway through the first quarter and never looked back for their second straight win. Fresh off an exciting but draining win against the Dallas Mavericks, the San Antonio Spurs found themselves entering a potential trap game on a SEGABABA against the subtly tanking Orlando Magic. After a brief slow start, the Spurs used a team effort to insert their dominance from midway through the first quarter and on for the comfortable and satisfying 120-97 blowout win, beginning a new winning streak along the way. Six Spurs...
Pounding The Rock 23 hours ago
Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs at Magic

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs at Magic

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via After DeMar DeRozan’s clutch shot broke the losing streak last night, the Spurs try to string together consecutive wins with a victory in Orlando 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. The Spurs broke up with losing on Sunday night when DeMar DeRozan made a clutch basket with less than a second to go in the game on a play...
Pounding The Rock 23 hours ago
Power Rankings, Week 16: Going from Rough to Rougher?

Power Rankings, Week 16: Going from Rough to Rougher?

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The San Antonio Spurs ended a rough week with a strong outing. Are flashes of great basketball enough to say that the San Antonio Spurs are still making progress if they keep losing? A bad week at home has morphed into a worse week on the road. Week 16: Many believed that the Spurs would bounce back from a losing homestand against the lottery-bound Cavaliers, but that wasn’t to be. While Keldon Johnson had a strong double double, the rest of the team couldn’t seem to get going and looked tired in their worst loss of the season. Up...
Pounding The Rock Apr 12, 2021
What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Mavericks

What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Mavericks

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The pendulum finally swings our way. If this Spurs season was a movie, then this would be the part where everything changes. Right when we had given up hope, all of a sudden, the shots that weren’t falling start to fall and the bounces are all going our way. As soon as that dramatic buzzer beater goes down, the montage music would start and we’d be off to the races. Win after win after win. People are dancing in the stands, the players are smiling and laughing again, and they cut in some clips from the news with an anchor incredulously...
Pounding The Rock Apr 12, 2021
The Spurs taste victory thanks to DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray

The Spurs taste victory thanks to DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Effort is real and so was this much-needed win.  The Spurs played hard — the Spurs played well. And their effort was rewarded with a win against the Mavericks. DeMar DeRozan had his fingerprints all over this game with not only the game winning shot but also leading all players with 33 points and 8 assists. Dejounte Murray poured in 25 points with 4 steals on the defensive end. DeMar DeRozan was masterful this game. He played big minutes, carried the scoring load alongside Murray, and set up his teammates for scoring opportunities....
Pounding The Rock Apr 12, 2021
Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan passed Kevin McHale on the all-time scoring list

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan passed Kevin McHale on the all-time scoring list

Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via The Spurs leader continues to move past legends this season Last night in Dallas, DeMar DeRozan’s first basket was enough to elevate him past Boston Celtics legendary big man Kevin McHale. DeMar DeRozan now has more career points than Kevin McHale. DeRozan passes McHale for #89 in NBA history with 17,336 points.— Jordan Howenstine (@AirlessJordan) April 12, 2021 He did it on his first make. But that wasn’t his best shot of the night. DEMAR STILL A BUCKET. I HOPE Y'ALL AIN'T FORGET. (via @spurs) pic.twitter.com/xzfALXrsLw—...
Pounding The Rock Apr 12, 2021
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Can the Silver and Black climb back to .500 in a crucial SEGABABA? After a season-high five-game losing sent the Spurs spiraling below .500 for the first time since January, San Antonio notched a much-needed dub as they upset the Mavericks behind a last-second go-ahead bucket from DeMar DeRozan. And with the good guys immediately hitting the road for a SEGABABA with the Magic, they won’t have much time to celebrate the end of their recent skid. Luckily for the Silver and Black, they won’t be the only ones with weary legs as Orlando...
Pounding The Rock Apr 12, 2021
Spurs snap losing streak with DeRozan’s game-winner over the Mavericks

Spurs snap losing streak with DeRozan’s game-winner over the Mavericks

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio returned to victory thanks to a fantastic performance by their star wing. The Spurs snapped a five-game losing streak on Sunday in Dallas. Thanks to a fantastic offensive performance by DeMar DeRozan that included a game-winner, they prevailed against the Mavericks 119-117 in a fun, hard-fought matchup. After a close loss to the Nuggets on Friday, the Spurs came out with a clear sense of urgency. The two-man game of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis was a huge issue early on, but the guards, with Dejounte Murray leading the...
Pounding The Rock Apr 11, 2021
San Antonio vs. Dallas, Final Score: DeRozan hits game-winner to end Spurs losing streak, 119-117

San Antonio vs. Dallas, Final Score: DeRozan hits game-winner to end Spurs losing streak, 119-117

DeRozan’s 15 third-quarter points and stellar fourth quarter execution led San Antonio to a critical road victory | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio’s most complete and consistent effort on the road trip was just enough for a showstopping win Despite a litany of runs made by Dallas throughout the second half, San Antonio was able to fend off the season sweep by the Mavericks, while ending their five game losing streak at the same time. DeMar DeRozan connected on a game-winning jumpshot to end a back-and-forth fourth quarter between the class of the...
Pounding The Rock Apr 11, 2021
Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs at Mavericks

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs at Mavericks

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via The Spurs played three quarters of good basketball on Wednesday night, tonight they need four. 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. After a road-and-road series against the Nuggets, the Spurs return to Texas to face Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs have been hot lately, and they outplayed the Spurs the last...
Pounding The Rock Apr 11, 2021
The most difficult week of the Spurs’ season begins now

The most difficult week of the Spurs’ season begins now

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports A tough FIGASENI for a tired team could make or break the Spurs’ season. If you’ve been hanging around Pounding the Rock for a long time, you know that we have a bit of our own language here, which can be viewed on the site Lexicon. One of the most infamous terms that hadn’t been used in a while before this season is the FIGASENI, or Five Games in Seven Nights, and yet the second one of the season for the San Antonio Spurs begins tonight at the home of the Dallas Mavericks. It wasn’t that long ago that FIGASENIs were eliminated as...
Pounding The Rock Apr 11, 2021
Open Thread: Imagining the ideal power forward for the San Antonio Spurs

Open Thread: Imagining the ideal power forward for the San Antonio Spurs

Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via The Spurs must address a gaping hole in their overall plan Yesterday we spoke about the passing of the torch to Dejounte Murray as the Spurs floor leadership takes shape in the near future. A few you all pointed out that the youth movement of Murray, Derrick White, Keldon Johnson, Lonnie Walker IV, and Jakob Poeltl leaves a hole at the four spot. Is it safe to say that since Tim Duncan’s retirement the Spurs have been unable to successfully align a power forward with their line-up? That would stand to reason, you don’t simply...

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