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Pounding The Rock

Open Thread: Getting reacquainted with the Memphis Grizzlies

Lots of changes in the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll since the Spurs last played Let’s start with who should have been there but wasn’t. Mike Conley, one of the most readily recognizable faces of the franchise, was out with injury. Also out with injury, one time San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson. The third injured teammate, Dillon Brooks, is in his second year with the Grizzlies. Who left? Well, the big trade news was Marc Gasol who went to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jonas Valanciunas, Delon Wright, C.J. Miles, and a 2024 second-round pick. All three suited up and...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Game Preview Memphis Grizzlies at Chicago Bulls

After a heartbreaking loss last night to the Spurs, the Grizzlies get right back to it traveling to take on the Chicago Bulls. WHO: Memphis Grizzlies (23-35, 9-20 away) vs. Chicago Bulls (13-44, 5-23 home) WHERE: United Center in Chicago, Illinois WHEN: 7:00 PM CT HOW TO WATCH: Fox Sports Southeast/92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT- MEMPHIS- Chandler Parsons (Out, Feelings); Dillon Brooks (Out, Toe); Kyle Anderson (Out, shoulder); Tyler Dorsey (Questionable, Illness); Mike Conley (Questionable, Illness) CHICAGO- Carmelo Anthony (Out, Rest); Kris Dunn (Questionable, Back); Denzel...

Liberty Ballers

Shake Milton underwent successful surgery on right hand

In the Delaware Blue Coats February 5th game against the Austin Spurs, Shake Milton fractured the 4th metacarpal in his right hand. According to a Philadelphia 76ers press release, Milton underwent successful surgery today in response to the fracture, and will be re-evaluated in... you guessed it: STATEMENT FROM PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VICE PRESIDENT OF ATHLETE CARE DR. DANIEL MEDINA: FEB. 12, 2019 – Shake Milton underwent successful surgery this morning to address a fracture of the 4th metacarpal in his right hand that was suffered during a Delaware Blue Coats game vs. Austin on Feb. 5. The...

Grizzly Bear Blues

Memphis Grizzlies vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Preview

New look Grizz look to win their season series against the Spurs WHO: San Antonio Spurs (32-26, 10-19 away) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (23-34, 14-14 home) WHEN: 7:00 PM CT WHERE: FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN: Fox Sports Southeast/ 92.9 FM ESPN Memphis INJURY REPORT: SAN ANTONIO: Rudy Gay (Probable, ankle), Dejounte Murray (Out, knee), Lonnie Walker (Out, ankle), Derrick White (Out, heel) MEMPHIS: Jonas Valanciunas (Questionable, immigration issues), Kyle Anderson (Out, shoulder), Dillon Brooks (Out, toe) PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS: SAN ANTONIO: Bryn Forbes, DeMar...


Now come the adjustments and the challenges

The Nets have lost four of their last five, their only win an improbable upset of the Nuggets. Sandwiched around that are losses to the Spurs, Magic, Bucks and on Friday night, the Bulls. The Nets were undermanned in a couple of those games, but now with the return of Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert over the last five days, the Nets are pretty much a normal team in turns of injury. So, the issue now is finding minutes for them and eventually Spencer Dinwiddie as well as those like Rodions Kurucs and Shabazz Napier, even Joe Harris whose play ignited a run that despite their recent woes is...


Spurs’ Rudy Gay downgraded to doubtful vs. Jazz due to ankle injury

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay has been downgraded to doubtful for his team’s game against the Utah Jazz on Saturday afternoon due to an ankle injury, according to Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News. Gay is coming off of a very impressive performance in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday […] The post Spurs’ Rudy Gay downgraded to doubtful vs. Jazz due to ankle injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.


Spurs HC Gregg Popovich reveals when Derrick White could return from injury

Prior to their Thursday night game against the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich delivered some good news regarding Derrick White. Per Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News. Small bit of positive news from Pop pregame tonight. Expectation is Derrick White could be back pretty soon after the All-Star break. […] The post Spurs HC Gregg Popovich reveals when Derrick White could return from injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Deciding whether DeMar DeRozan was snubbed

This week’s installment of the staff round-table looks at the Spurs’ All Star choice, and more. The shorthanded Spurs haven’t had the best start to the Rodeo Road Trip, After sweeping a four-game homestand, they lost to the Kings and Warriors in their first two matches away from the AT&T Center since late January. Pop rested his stars in the second matchup, so the hope now is that the worst is in the past and the road woes won’t continue for long as the team returns to more normal lineups. While the Spurs try to figure out how to mask Derrick White’s injury without dropping in the...

Blazer's Edge

Blazers vs. Spurs Preview

The Blazers look to get back on the horse as they welcome the Spurs to the Moda Center. Portland Trail Blazers (32-21) vs. San Antonio Spurs (32-24) Thursday, February 7 - 7:30 p.m. PTBlazers injuries: NoneSpurs injuries: Dejounte Murray (out), Derrick White (out)How to watch on TV: TNTHow to stream: YouTube Live TV, Playstation Vue, Hulu Live TV, FuboTVRadio: 620 AMSBN Affiliate: Pounding the Rock The Portland Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back against the San Antonio Spurs after coming out flat in a loss on Tuesday to the Miami Heat. The loss was the Blazers’ first at home...


Video: Warriors’ Andre Iguodala shows Stephen Curry-like confidence in 3-point shot

The Golden State Warriors put up a sizzling second and third quarter against the injury-decimated San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, hitting 24 of 25 shots during a continued stretch that went from before halftime into the winding minutes of the third. Andre Iguodala was one of the defending champions clicking on all cylinders, nailing […] The post Video: Warriors’ Andre Iguodala shows Stephen Curry-like confidence in 3-point shot appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pounding The Rock

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan beginning to look like his old self

#10 shaking off the rust since returning from injury It wasn’t a pretty game and unlike the last few home games, it didn’t end in a reluctant win, but the silver lining to a loss (and Derrick White injury) was seeing DeMar DeRozan begin to come back to his form. He ended the night in Sacramento 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists, the kind of stat line he was pulling early in the season. The Spurs have the night off but stay in California as they take on the Golden State Warriors tomorrow night in the first of a back-to-back. So root on the Spurs as they continue the Rodeo Road Trip...

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Spurs fail to match the fast pace of the Kings

San Antinio’s struggling defense was made worse by a foot injury to Derrick White, and it showed. The San Antonio Spurs lost twice Monday night. The first loss came before the game, where news broke that Derrick White did not travel with the team on the first leg of the rodeo road trip due to soreness in his right heel. The second loss came at the hands of a young but exciting Sacramento team. The Spurs were incapable of keeping up with the fast pace of the Kings, and a poor shooting night from deep sealed the deal on this one. White missing the first leg of the rodeo road trip means...

Blazer's Edge

Report: Wall Suffers Ruptured Achilles

The Wizards guard is now expected to be out at least a full calendar year as he recovers from the setback. Things have gone from bad to worse for Washington Wizards guard John Wall. The 28-year-old—already out for the season due to bone spurs—is now expected to be out significantly longer (about 12 months) after rupturing his Achilles tendon following a fall at his home. The team put out a press release Tuesday confirming the news: Washington, D.C. – Wizards guard John Wall will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The procedure, which has yet to be scheduled,...


Spurs guard Derrick White expected to miss at least 3 games

San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White is expected to miss at least the next three games, according to Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News. Derrick White is dealing with a right heel injury,  though it’s not the same foot that caused him to miss some time earlier in the season. An update to this: Derrick […] The post Spurs guard Derrick White expected to miss at least 3 games appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pounding The Rock

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Brooklyn Nets

Spurs look to rebound from a disappointing win San Antonio Spurs (30-22) vs. Brooklyn Nets (28-24) January 31, 2019 | 7:30 PM CT Listen: WOAI | Watch: FSSW Spurs Injuries: Dejounte Murray (torn ACL), DeMar DeRozan (knee — upgraded to PROBABLE) Nets Injuries: Allen Crabbe (knee), Spencer Dinwiddie (torn right thumb ligaments), Jared Dudley (left hamstring), Caris LeVert (right foot dislocation), Dzanan Musa (shoulder) These guys? If you’re like me and only pay attention to the other 29 NBA teams when they are playing against the San Antonio Spurs, then the Brooklyn Nets roster is a...

Nothin' But Nets

Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs: TV info, live stream, injury report

The Brooklyn Nets look to end a 15-game losing streak at AT&T Center when they visit the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night. Here’s how to watch the game. A rivalry that dates back to the beginning of each franchise in the old American Basketball Association renews Thursday night when the Brooklyn Nets face the San […] Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs: TV info, live stream, injury report - Nothin But Nets - Nothin But Nets - A Brooklyn Nets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Bright Side Of The Sun

Preview: Undermanned Suns look to end losing streak against Spurs

The Suns can split the season series with a road win against the Spurs. What: Phoenix Suns (11-41) at San Antonio Spurs (29-22) When: 6:30 p.m. AZ Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX Watch: Fox Sports Arizona Listen: 98.7 FM The struggle bus sputters along as the depleted Suns make a pit stop in San Antonio for their final matchup of the season against the Spurs. Phoenix has played the entire season without a real NBA-caliber starting point guard or power forward, but now injuries to starting center DeAndre Ayton, starting combo forward T.J. Warren and starting point guard (by proxy)...

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Dejounte Murray is looking pretty fit

Moving well. Looking kinda bulky. But don’t expect to see him this season. It was a big blow to the Spurs when Dejounte Murray was lost in the preseason to a torn ACL. It’s an injury that takes a long time to come back from, often an entire season, but DJ is not letting that get him down. He’s back to hitting the gym as he advances in his rehab and is looking pretty spry in the process. Damn God Is Great, Back Perfecting My Craft!! Fall Down And Get Back Up Always! ❤️ #DM5 pic.twitter.com/5ACxFDqwAN— Dejounte Murray (@DejounteMurray) January 27, 2019 He has also...

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San Antonio at New Orleans, final score: Spurs pull away from Pelicans 126-114

The shorthanded Spurs topped the extremely shorthanded Pelicans. I never look forward to a game in New Orleans. No matter the occasion, the San Antonio Spurs really seem to struggle in the Smoothie King Center. Don’t let the arena name fool you, this place has been a house of horrors for the Spurs in recent seasons. Even with Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, and Julius Randle all out with injuries, I dreaded this game. The Pelicans ended up getting good production out of Jrue Holiday and and Jahlil Okafur, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Spurs from enjoying a comfortable win on the...

Pounding The Rock

Spurs take care of business against shorthanded Pelicans

The Spurs looked in control all night against an injury-ravaged opponent that lacked the firepower to keep pace with their offense. There’s nothing like a good old fashioned blowout to ease any concerns about a team’s recent uneven play. The Spurs were expected to beat the extremely shorthanded Pelicans on Saturday, but the fact that they did so while always looking in control despite having absences of their own is enough to turn a seemingly easy win into a reason for optimism. The final score of 126-114 doesn’t really do justice to how comfortable the Spurs looked for most of the...

Hoops Habit

San Antonio Spurs: Evaluating Derrick White’s second season

Derrick White has gone from garbage time specialist to starter in just one season for the San Antonio Spurs. The San Antonio Spurs have had another injury-plagued start to the season, particularly among the guard rotation. However, through it all the Spurs have managed to unearth a diamond in the rough in Derrick White. Last […] San Antonio Spurs: Evaluating Derrick White’s second season - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats


Alvin Gentry says New Orleans is out manned

Following Saturday’s tough 126-114 loss at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry could not help but focus on his team’s recent injury woes. According to Gentry, he feels that his team are currently undermanned with all the injuries they have been dealing with. “We’re not feeling sorry […] The post Alvin Gentry says New Orleans is out manned appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Liberty Ballers

Sixers vs. Spurs Recap: Philadelphia holds tough for win over San Antonio

Despite being riddled with injury and illness, the 76ers remained focused during the final minutes to pull off 122-120 win. The 76ers used every last second of Wednesday evening’s game to pull off a 122-120 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Philadelphia. With just seconds remaining, Corey Brewer took the line. The score was 121-120. First free throw...miss. Second free throw...connect. At this point, with 1.1 seconds remaining, the game could have gone one of two ways. Either the Spurs were going to advance the ball and likely pass to Marco Belinelli, whom every Philly fan saw his...

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Pau Gasol and the Spurs might be headed for a breakup

The veteran big man is out of the rotation and won’t likely get back in it any time soon. Will he be fine with that or will he ask out of San Antonio? After struggling to find an identity earlier in the season, the Spurs have settled on a rotation that works. Unfortunately for Pau Gasol he’s not in it and it’s hard to see a way for him to claw back into it. In recent games in which the team has been injury-free, he’s barely seen the court. This development has the potential to create an awkward situation between the Spurs and the future Hall-of-Famer. So far Gasol seems to be fine...


Lou Williams questionable, Danilo Gallinari doubtful for Clippers vs. Spurs

The LA Clippers might be playing without two of their best players when they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. According to Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints, Lou Williams is questionable due to a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Danilo Gallinari is unlikely to play due to a back issue that has been bothering him ahead of […] The post Lou Williams questionable, Danilo Gallinari doubtful for Clippers vs. Spurs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Derrick White’s rise brings new upside to the Spurs’ present and future

The versatile guard is putting together a breakout sophomore season that few people, including his coach, saw coming. The starting point-guard spot in San Antonio has found new stewardship this season in the most Spurs way possible, with one promising 29th overall pick stepping up after a major injury to another. Over the last dozen games, second-year guard Derrick White has averaged 15.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists, 63.5% from the field and 50% from three, playing a pivotal role in the franchise’s stubborn cling to relevancy after totaling just 139 NBA minutes his rookie...

The Sun

Spurs star Moussa Sissoko eyeing stunning recovery from injury… with Chelsea in his sights

TOTTENHAM star Moussa Sissoko is eyeing a stunning recovery from injury… with next week’s clash with Chelsea in his sights. Speaking at the NBA London game, the French midfielder, 29, even suggested a return against Fulham on Sunday was not impossible. Sissoko was sporting a limp at the O2 Arena tonight but could be back […]

Rockets 'can compete with anybody in the league' when healthy - James Harden | NBA on ESPN

James Harden says the Rockets' healthy roster improves the team's confidence and energy after Houston cruised to a 136-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Chris Paul, who returned to the Rockets' lineup after missing three games with a hamstring injury, s