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Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2021
The Spurs rest players on their fifth game in a week and the NBA fines them $25,000

The Spurs rest players on their fifth game in a week and the NBA fines them $25,000

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Adam Silver and league office crack down on San Antonio despite their unforgiving second-half schedule. The NBA has fined the San Antonio Spurs $25,000 for violating the league’s player resting policy on sitting multiple healthy players on the road during their tilt with the Phoenix Suns. Although the press release didn’t name any specific players, DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills, and Jakob Poeltl were the only players on the injury report designated as out for rest on Saturday night. Despite being down two starters and their top...
Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2021
Rudy Gay and Devin Vassell shine off the bench in Spurs’ dismantling of the Suns

Rudy Gay and Devin Vassell shine off the bench in Spurs’ dismantling of the Suns

Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via The Spurs’ youngsters seized the opportunity and dominated. The Spurs rested DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills, Jakob Poeltl for the game, and suddenly Rudy Gay found himself the lone elder statesman at the kids’ table. The grizzled veteran came through with 19 points to lead all players, and rookie Devin Vassell took advantage of the open minutes to score a career high 18 points. Drew Eubanks, inserted into the starting lineup, simply did not miss going 6 for 6 and scoring 13 points with 13 rebounds for a double-double. For the night,...
Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2021
Spurs beat up the Suns in their most impressive performance of the season

Spurs beat up the Suns in their most impressive performance of the season

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Without DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and Patty Mills the Spurs blowout the 2nd seed Phoenix Suns in spectacular fashion, winning by 26 points; 111-85 I said in last night’s recap against the Trail Blazers that the Spurs would have to pull something out of their sleeve if they were going to get a win against the Suns on a home to road back to back, AND oh boy did they. This was undoubtedly the teams most impressive performance of the season to date, even more impressive that they did this without their best player; DeMar DeRozan, their...
Pounding The Rock Apr 18, 2021
San Antonio at Phoenix, Final Score: “Resting” Spurs shock Suns in blowout, 111-85

San Antonio at Phoenix, Final Score: “Resting” Spurs shock Suns in blowout, 111-85

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports That was a nice flashback game. Coming off a heart-breaker the night before, this looked like a game that the San Antonio Spurs were ready to throw away when they announced they would be resting DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and Patty Mills against the second best team in the West. Unfortunately for the Phoenix Suns, who may have been a little complacent, the “resting” Spurs of yore came to play, controlling the game from midway through the first quarter and on with a full team effort for the 111-85 victory. Rudy Gay led six Spurs in...
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2021
DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and Patty Mills will rest vs. Suns

DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl, and Patty Mills will rest vs. Suns

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Rest Pop has made a return, On the back end of both a SEGABABA and FIGASENI, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is resting three of his main rotation players for tonight’s faceoff against the rapidly rising Phoenix Suns. DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and Patty Mills will all sit out tonight after playing a combined 90 minutes in last night’s last-second loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills, and Jakob Poeltl will be resting in the Spurs game against the Suns.It will be Poeltl's first absence all season, and...
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2021
Spurs miss three late shots to win and fall to Trail Blazers

Spurs miss three late shots to win and fall to Trail Blazers

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports DeRozan, Gay and Poeltl each had a shot with under 10 seconds to play to win the game for San Antonio but none dropped as Spurs lose 107-106 to a LIllard-less Portland. Another heartbreaking loss for the Spurs leaves them again two games below 0.500 as they travel to play the red hot Phoenix Suns tomorrow night. Friday night, the Spurs had three shots to win and get to 27-27 for the season, but Demar DeRozan, Rudy Gay and Jakob Poeltl missed their opportunities and San Antonio fell to the Damian Lillard-less Portland Trail Blazers....
Pounding The Rock Apr 16, 2021
San Antonio vs. Portland, Final Score: Spurs felled by costly late turnovers and lose 107-106

San Antonio vs. Portland, Final Score: Spurs felled by costly late turnovers and lose 107-106

Despite clutch scoring by DeMar DeRozan, the Spurs let Portland escape with the victory | Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports Despite the absence of superstar Damian Lillard, Portland completed a huge second half comeback in its win. San Antonio, intent on sharing the ball better on offense, rode a decided advantage in assists and paint points to surge to a 16 point lead early in the second half. However Portland mounted a comeback late in the fourth period and snuck out with the close victory. The Spurs fell one game behind Golden State and kept itself two games ahead of...
Pounding The Rock Apr 15, 2021
Derrick White and Patty Mills carry the scoring load in Spurs’ loss to the Raptors

Derrick White and Patty Mills carry the scoring load in Spurs’ loss to the Raptors

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Fiesta Colorways, and Maple Syrup, and Florida Man, Oh My! Oh Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Canada anymore. The Spurs didn’t bless the rains in Africa as they fell to the Raptors despite high scoring efforts from Derrick White and Patty Mills. White and Mills poured in 25 points and 23 points, respectively. Additionally, the two combined for 11 three pointers in the game. DeMar DeRozan notched a double-double with 19 points and 11 assists in the losing effort. Overall, the good guys shot 42.5% from downtown, but a 70.4 free throw...
Pounding The Rock Apr 15, 2021
Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan passes Steve Nash as his shooting continues to elevate the Spurs

Open Thread: DeMar DeRozan passes Steve Nash as his shooting continues to elevate the Spurs

Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via The Spurs most prolific shooter passes to NBA legends in one week This piece could have been written two days ago were it not for a blowout in Orlando that allowed DeMar DeRozan to sit out the remainder of the game on Monday night. Instead, he surpassed Nash on his first shot of the night in the same way he did Kevin McHale Sunday night. Quite a week for the former Toronto Raptor as he not only passed McHale on Sunday, but hit the game winner in Dallas. Coincidentally, DeRozan passed Nash last night while playing against his former...
ClutchPoints Apr 15, 2021
DeMar DeRozan’s hysterical comp for Raptors youngster OG Anunoby

DeMar DeRozan’s hysterical comp for Raptors youngster OG Anunoby

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan faced off with his old team and saw a new and improved OG Anunoby. After the game, DeRozan shared his thoughts on the Toronto Raptors forward’s improvement. Per Josh Lewenberg of TSN, DeRozan revealed that he actually worked out with Anunoby last summer. The Spurs guard recalled that just […] The post DeMar DeRozan’s hysterical comp for Raptors youngster OG Anunoby appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Apr 13, 2021
DeMar DeRozan compares Kobe Bryant’s final game with Lakers to Avengers

DeMar DeRozan compares Kobe Bryant’s final game with Lakers to Avengers

On the five-year anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s legendary final game with the Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs wing DeMar DeRozan—then with the Toronto Raptors—recounted watching the epic and on-brand performance from his late idol and friend. DeRozan penned a guest column for the Los Angeles Times describing the unforgettable experience watching Bryant will his way […] The post DeMar DeRozan compares Kobe Bryant’s final game with Lakers to Avengers appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pounding The Rock Apr 13, 2021
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 Apr 12, 2021
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...
The Smoking Cuban Apr 12, 2021

Mavericks: Should they have doubled on DeMar DeRozan’s game-winner?

The Dallas Mavericks dropped a heartbreaking game to the San Antonio Spurs on April 11. Luka Doncic had 29 points, and Kristaps Porzingis produced one of his best games of the season, but it was not enough. DeMar DeRozan nailed a game-winner to lift the Spurs to a 119-117 victory at the American Airlines Center. The Spurs’ final […] Mavericks: Should they have doubled on DeMar DeRozan’s game-winner? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - Dallas Mavericks News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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....

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