6:55 AM EST, Fri December 09, 2022
Pounding The Rock 7 hours ago
Keldon Johnson’s big night helps Spurs beat Rockets, snap 11-game losing streak

Keldon Johnson’s big night helps Spurs beat Rockets, snap 11-game losing streak

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports While still ravaged by injuries, the Spurs took down a fellow bottom-dweller to return to victory for the first time in a long while. The losing streak is finally over. With Keldon Johnson and Tre Jones leading the way and solid performances from most rotation players, the Spurs beat the Rockets 118-109 in a duel between the two worst teams in the West. The first half lived up to the expectations anyone could have had from a matchup between two extremely young teams, in both the best and worst ways. Both squads tried to play fast and...
Pounding The Rock 7 hours ago
San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: Spurs dominate Rockets in 3rd quarter, end losing streak 118-109

San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: Spurs dominate Rockets in 3rd quarter, end losing streak 118-109

Keldon Johnson bodied his way through the young Houston defense and nailed his first three trifectas to lead the victorious Spurs in scoring | Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports A 39-23 third quarter led by Keldon Johnson, Tre Jones, and Charles Bassey made the difference in San Antonio’s first win in 27 days San Antonio ended its 11 game losing streak with a convincing home victory over its I-10 rivals. The two Western Conference cellar-dwellers treated the audience to an uneven, yet exciting show in the first half. Tre Jones and Keldon Johnson supplied the majority of...
Pounding The Rock 10 hours ago
Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ The two worst teams in the west are in San Antonio for a last-place showdown 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. It’s finally here: The Battle for the Basement, the Clash of the Cellar-Dwellers, the Bash of the Bottom Feeders, the War of the Worst ... I got a million of ‘em, folks. But actually, the Rockets have been...
Pounding The Rock 12 hours ago
The Psychology of Losing (Big) and what the Spurs can learn from it

The Psychology of Losing (Big) and what the Spurs can learn from it

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports All the Spurs can do is keep learning, and fans need to keep supporting. Spurs fans! Let’s dive into what this season is grinding into our bones! Let’s get our feelings out about what it’s like to lose and lose big! Losing has lessons, most of them we don’t want to learn, but there it is. Allow me to go first with a monumental tale of losing that will cheer you up and make you realize how well the Spurs are actually doing! This can’t be, you might say, this is as bad as it gets! It is? Allow me then to escort you to the local...
Pounding The Rock 13 hours ago
The Spurs should strongly consider signing Sharife Cooper

The Spurs should strongly consider signing Sharife Cooper

Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via San Antonio lacks natural facilitators, and the former second-rounder could temporarily fill a position of need. The San Antonio Spurs have produced the worst offense and defense in the NBA over the last month, and while there is no quick fix for the latter, signing Sharife Cooper to a two-way contract could mitigate their scoring woes to an extent. PATFO would have to waive Alize Johnson and elevate Charles Bassey to a standard deal to get that done, but why not? Cooper is a former second-round pick who the Atlanta Hawks waived this...