7:32 AM EDT, Mon April 23, 2018
32 mins ago
Manu and Tony become the all-time winningest NBA playoff pair

Manu and Tony become the all-time winningest NBA playoff pair

And a full-team effort keeps playoff hopes alive. The AT&T Center erupted Sunday as the Spurs took off against the reigning champs and never looked back. One of the biggest outcomes of the game, besides extending the series to a fifth game, is that Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili topped the list of the best postseason playoff duos in NBA History: With tonight’s win, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili become the winningest duo in NBA Playoff History. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili (132)Tim Duncan and Tony Parker (131)Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili (126)Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher (123)Michael...
5 hours ago
Manu Ginobili Forever

Manu Ginobili Forever

The man is 40 years young, and still going strong. When you’re into your fifth decade on the planet and you’re still pulling of plays like this... I'll never stop loving Ginobili: gets the ball, fakes the three, drives, fakes the pass, makes the tough layup. #StillManu pic.twitter.com/8CD8NIWbzq— J.R. Wilco (@jollyrogerwilco) April 22, 2018 ... it’s only natural for your fans to start wondering if you can keep it up indefinitely. When your name, Manu Ginobili, is climbing the all-time charts after practically every game... I'll never stop loving Ginobili: gets the ball, fakes...
9 hours ago
Spurs dust off outside shot, defeat Warriors

Spurs dust off outside shot, defeat Warriors

The three-pointer returned, the defense held up, and Manu Ginobili turned in another performance for the ages to lift his team to a much-needed win. To talk about a team down 3-0 is to speak with a touch of inevitability — when they’re facing the Warriors, even moreso. That the Spurs came into Sunday also down one superstar, their Hall of Fame-bound head coach, and any semblance of a three-point shot had most fans feeling glum at best and fatalistic at worst. Luckily for the Spurs, one of those missing factors returned in Game 4, as they doubled the Warriors’ three-point output, 15 to...
13 hours ago
Golden State at San Antonio, Final Score: Spurs earn wire-to-wire win over Warriors, 103-90

Golden State at San Antonio, Final Score: Spurs earn wire-to-wire win over Warriors, 103-90

Manu Ginobili took over late as the Spurs extend their series against the Warriors. The Spurs, behind a tough and gritty defensive effort, pulled out a win against the Golden State Warriors to send the series back to Oakland. The whole team played well early as they rushed to a 14 point lead at with Dejounte Murray playing his best game of the series. But the Warriors fought back in the second half with Durant having his way against anyone in Silver and Black who tried to defend him. But LaMarcus Aldridge and Manu Ginobili would not let the Spurs lose, and they made key plays at the end as...
18 hours ago
Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka to interview with Charlotte Hornets

Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka to interview with Charlotte Hornets

Both Spurs assistants are meeting about the open head coach position. Spurs assistant Ime Udoka is set to interview for the head coaching position for the Charlotte Hornets. San Antonio assistant Ime Udoka will interview for the Charlotte Hornets coaching vacancy later this week, league sources tell ESPN. Udoka joins Spurs assistant Ettore Messina and David Fizdale among candidates scheduled to meet Charlotte this week.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 22, 2018 Udoka is a tenured assistant in San Antonio and will join another assistant from San Antonio in the interview process...
Apr 22, 2018
Stealing a page from Matt Bonner’s Spurs Pre-game music mix

Stealing a page from Matt Bonner’s Spurs Pre-game music mix

The Red Rocket has the tunes for every occasion Matt Bonner is a music aficionado. He has hosted some amazing music events and exposed San Antonians to some diverse styles. In addition, the Red mamba has posted some of his pre- and post-game set lists in the past. For example, he has made one of the best covers of songs: #tbt Basketball Playlist... Covers:Pre-Game:@PolySpree - Lithium (@Nirvana)@vampireweekend - I’m Going Down (@springsteen)@sublime - Scarlet Begonias (@GratefulDead)@MarkRonson ft. @phantomplanet - Just (@radiohead)@youarestars - This Charming Man (The Smiths)— Matt...
Apr 22, 2018
Game 4 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

Game 4 Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors

The Good Guys must leave it all on the floor this afternoon One more day. One more opportunity. One more stand to say “not on our floor.” The Spurs have been accused of being outmanned on every level throughout this series, and the Warriors aren’t even at full throttle. But this game is different, this game is about pride. April 21, 2018 | 2:30 PM CT Watch: ABC | Listen: WOAI Warriors lead series 3-0 Spurs Injuries: Gregg Popovich (personal), Kawhi Leonard (return from injury management), Joffrey Lauvergne (personal) Warriors Injuries: Stephen Curry (MCL sprain), Patrick McCaw...
Apr 21, 2018
Ettore Messina will fill in for Pop in Game 4 of Spurs vs. Warriors

Ettore Messina will fill in for Pop in Game 4 of Spurs vs. Warriors

The Spurs assistant will remain in the captain’s seat for decisive Game 4 Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina confirmed he will once again serve as head coach for the Spurs in Game 4 versus the Warriors on Sunday at the AT&T Center. Ettore Messina confirms he will be coaching Game 4 tomorrow in place of Gregg Popovich— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 21, 2018 Gregg Popovich lost his wife, Erin, last Wednesday. Ever since, thoughts and prayers have been pouring in from all through the NBA. Prayers out to the entire Popovich family. RIP Erin Popovich #SpursFamilyForever...
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...
Apr 20, 2018
What we learned from the Spurs Game 3 loss to the Warriors

What we learned from the Spurs Game 3 loss to the Warriors

The Spurs are outgunned against the surging Warriors. It was a somber night inside of the AT&T Center. Less than 24 hours removed from the devastating news of head coach Gregg Popovich’s wife Erin passing, the San Antonio Spurs took the floor with heavy hearts. Led by interim head coach Ettiore Messina and a passionate nucleus of players, the Spurs came out swinging in honor of their head coach. The offense showed some signs of life in the first half, and the Spurs’ active hands on defense led to some opportunities in transition that the Silver and Black took advantage of. However the...
Apr 20, 2018
Open thread: Bringing up a Spurs fan

Open thread: Bringing up a Spurs fan

The greatest organization in sports keeps values at its core. First of all, I cannot take full credit for my daughter’s interest in the Spurs, but I know the seed was planted. For those who don’t know my story, I predicted the outcome of the 2014 NBA Championship immediately after the 2013 Championship ended. I made the prediction in the name of my unborn child who would learn the values of teamwork and selflessness in a world where where both are seriously lacking. We packed our Brooklyn apartment, moved to San Antonio, and when the Spurs hoisted the Larry O’Brien on Father’s Day...
Apr 20, 2018
Spurs couldn’t hang with Warriors, defend Warriors, or throw it in the ocean

Spurs couldn’t hang with Warriors, defend Warriors, or throw it in the ocean

The Spurs’ shooting woes followed them home, pushing them to the brink of a second-straight sweep at the hands of the defending champs. There’s basketball, and there are the things that are greater than basketball. This is ostensibly true across all 30 NBA teams and their fanbases, but nowhere is it reiterated so often, as both a reality check and a means to recalibrate game to game, as it is with the Spurs. When a line of questioning veers away from the tangible and towards the figurative or metaphysical, players and coach alike are quick to offer the same cursory reminder: It’s...
Apr 20, 2018
San Antonio vs. Golden State, Final Score: Spurs shooting woes continue in 110-97 loss to Warriors

San Antonio vs. Golden State, Final Score: Spurs shooting woes continue in 110-97 loss to Warriors

Not even home court advantage could get the ball to go through the hoop for the Spurs. There was hope that returning home would mean the return of “The Home Spurs” — the team that was practically unbeatable at the AT&T Center this season and hadn’t lost there in almost two months. The Spurs came in with heavy hearts hoping to make this a series, but unfortunately nothing, not even home court, could turn the Spurs’ shooting woes around. The Spurs remained ice-cold from beyond the arc, hitting just 7-33 attempts, and once again shot barely over 40 percent overall on their way to a...
Apr 19, 2018
The NBA mourns Erin Popovich

The NBA mourns Erin Popovich

Here are just a few reactions from around the NBA on the passing of Erin Popovich. Some things are bigger than sports, like family. In that same vein, the sports world is one big family, and all of the NBA have come together to mourn the passing Erin Popovich and show their support for Gregg Popovich and his family. Here are just a few of them: The Spurs Manu Ginobili became emotional today when discussing the death of Erin Popovich, the wife of Gregg Popovich..."We are all devastated, all hurting." Manu ends by saying "not having him (Pop) here today is hard." (vid via @markmendez )...
Apr 19, 2018
Ettore Messina will coach the Spurs in Game 3

Ettore Messina will coach the Spurs in Game 3

Pop is out mourning his wife, Erin. Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina will coach the Spurs in Game 3 versus the Warriors tonight. Gregg Popovich is currently away from the team following the death of his wife, Erin. Spurs say Ettore Messina will coach Game 3 tonight against the Warriors. Gregg Popovich is out following the death of his wife, Erin, yesterday.— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) April 19, 2018 Messina joined the Spurs’ staff in the summer of 2014 after a spending most of his career in Europe and is widely considered one of the best European basketball coaches of all...