8:54 PM EDT, Mon April 19, 2021
Pounding The Rock 7 hours ago
Power Rankings, Week 17: Spurs survive FIGASENI but still have work to do

Power Rankings, Week 17: Spurs survive FIGASENI but still have work to do

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports It could have been better, and it could have been worse. There’s two ways to look at last week’s FIGASENI, dubbed the most difficult week of the season: either it’s a success considering they went 3-2 despite four road games and three games against teams with winning records, or it’s a negative considering arguably could have gone 5-0 since both losses were against shorthanded teams, with one featuring the San Antonio Spurs doing something they rarely have this season: blow a double-digit lead. Regardless, coming into the week...
Pounding The Rock 13 hours ago
Open Thread: Spurs organization launches their own talent agency

Open Thread: Spurs organization launches their own talent agency

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ College students and postgraduates can now get in on the ground floor Spurs Sports & Entertainment is launching leadership and development programs aimed at shaping collegiate level students into the professional world. The Talent Academy, with two distinct programs for college students and postgraduates., will quip young professionals with the knowledge, experience and mentoring relationships to help them become early leaders in their careers. Designed as part of SS&E’s long-term strategic vision to foster championship teams, the program...
Pounding The Rock 17 hours ago
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Indiana Pacers

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Indiana Pacers

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Can the Silver and Black maintain the momentum of a monumental upset victory back to .500? Following a massive blowout of the second-place Suns, the Spurs will now look to claw back to .500 behind the momentum of their stellar two-way performance from Saturday night. And while San Antonio was down two starters and their top bench unit scorer against Phoenix, the Silver and Black are the healthiest they have been all season this go-round. The good guys dropped a heartbreaker in overtime in their previous tilt with the Pacers earlier this month....
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
What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Suns

What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Suns

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Unexpected blowout upsets that come when wins are scarce as starters rest ... are cool. I’m in a strange situation as a Spurs fan right now. I’m indifferently interested, or interestedly indifferent. Sound weird? I’ll try to explain. With weekend games it’s normally like that for me here in Germany: I wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, I make some tea, and then I watch the Spurs game – while trying not to touch my smartphone, so I don’t see if the Silver & Black won or lost. When I succeed, and it turns out we lost,...
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
Open Thread: Dejounte Murray’s third triple-double of the season adds another personal milestone

Open Thread: Dejounte Murray’s third triple-double of the season adds another personal milestone

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Murray hits a mark untouched for a quarter of a century On Friday night, Dejounte Murray earned himself a triple-double in a nail-biting, down-to-the-wire loss against the Portland Trail Blazers. He’s tallied three triple-dubs this season making him the first Spur to do so since David Robinson did it twenty-five years ago. Last night, DJ became the first Spurs player to record 3+ triple-doubles in a single season since David Robinson in 1993-94 #GoSpursGo pic.twitter.com/r7F976Xi6q— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 17, 2021 In...
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
Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Suns

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Suns

Photo by Edward A. Ornelas/ The Spurs go on the road to face the second place Suns 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 hard to be a Spurs fan these days, and last night was a tough one to stomach. Yeah, there were some bad calls, but the turnovers and defensive mistakes gave the Trail Blazers the opening they needed to win by a single point as...
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
What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Trail Blazers

What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Trail Blazers

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via San Antonio continues their unusually poor play inside the AT&T Center San Antonio suffered another heartbreaking crunchtime loss, ceding a 16-point second-half lead and whiffing on their last three attempts at a go-ahead bucket as the game clock expired. The Spurs were in control for most of the contest, but both their offense and defense fizzled in the final frame, leaving them scrambling to stop a blistering Blazers comeback. The starting unit once again carried the load for the Silver and Black, scoring 77 points while mostly holding...
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2021
Open Thread: Former Spurs fan favorite Boban Marjanovic in a set of hilarious commercials

Open Thread: Former Spurs fan favorite Boban Marjanovic in a set of hilarious commercials

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via The Spurs fan favorite and best bud Tobias Harris are causing some laughter during the commercial breaks of NBA games While Boban was in San Antonio, he was a fan favorite. His ability to slam dunk without leaving his feet paired with his genuine good attitude and great smile had the packed AT&T Center calling his name. His local fame grew to a point that landed him in a local car commercial. Bit by the acting bug and facing commercial success caused Hollywood to come knocking. This led to major motion picture role in John Wick 3. Now...
Pounding The Rock Apr 17, 2021
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Phoenix Suns

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs @ Phoenix Suns

Photo by Christian Petersen/ The Silver and Black face the scorching Suns in yet another demanding SEGABABA. After snapping a season-high five-game losing streak and showing signs of life against the Mavericks and Magic, San Antonio has lost two in a row to the shorthanded Raptors and the Dameless Trailblazers. And while the road to the playoffs has become more complicated as the tenth seed, the Spurs are in for a brutal final stretch to their regular-season schedule. The Silver and Black must shake off Friday night’s disappointing crunch time defeat and recalibrate...
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....

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