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Open Thread: It’s Manu Ginobili Bobblehead Night

Open Thread: It’s Manu Ginobili Bobblehead Night

The fourth installment of the Spurs River Barge collection After tonight, it comes down to Tony Parker. Have you been attending the games this season? And do you have your collectible San Antonio Spurs bobbleheads? For those of us braving the weather tonight, it is Manu’s turn. “El Corazon” is aptly named for his playing style. He may not have been the highest scoring member of the Spurs, and he is the only member of the Big Three not to be named NBA Finals MVP (he was one vote shy of making it in 2005), but his heart endeared him to fans of the San Antonio as well as...
Pounding The Rock Jan 31, 2023
The Spurs are slowly finding their supporting cast

The Spurs are slowly finding their supporting cast

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs still need a star, but they have been slowly finding some interesting complementary pieces. With over half of the season over, what’s your impression of the two rookies who have played, Sochan and Branham? Marilyn Dubinski: Sochan is my favorite rookie the Spurs have had in while, and not just because we’re actually getting to see him play. It feels like the first time in forever that the Spurs actually drafted at a position of need, and even if his game still needs some work, watching him look completely comfortable as an...
Pounding The Rock Jan 31, 2023
Jeremy Sochan has been selected for the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars challenge

Jeremy Sochan has been selected for the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars challenge

Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports No All-Star weekend drought for the Spurs this season! The NBA has announced that Spurs rookie Jeremy Sochan has been selected for the 2023 Jordan Rising Stars challenge at All-Star weekend in Salt Lake City. He is the tenth Spur to participate in the Rising Stars event since since its inception in 1994 and the first since Keldon Johnson appeared as a sophmore in 2021. In the past, the event was a normal basketball game between the rookies and sophomores, but the event has evolved into a tournament format. The pool consists of 28 players:...
Pounding The Rock Jan 31, 2023
Keldon Johnson continued to show off his driving ability against the Wizards

Keldon Johnson continued to show off his driving ability against the Wizards

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports A for effort, and MD for more defense The Spurs did their best to keep up with the Wizards, but they did not have enough to overcome the visitors on Monday night. Keldon Johnson led all players with 26 points while Jeremy Sochan continued his rookie renaissance with his seventh straight double-digit scoring game by pouring in 17 points. Zach Collins came off the bench and notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. The good guys will hope to break their current losing streak in their last few remaining home games ahead of the...
Pounding The Rock Jan 31, 2023
What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Wizards

What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Wizards

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs stay on course The Spurs have settled into a nice little groove here as we all coast into the All-Star Break. The defense can’t stop anyone, the offense can’t score enough points, and the wins are few and far between. Nobody seems too down, and yet, nobody seems too fired up about anything either. Everyone seems to be deep inside their mind, concentrating on some far-away happy place in order to numb themselves to the pain of the present. Like I said, we’re in a groove! It’s not as dramatic as all that. I don’t actually...