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Pounding The Rock 10 hours ago
What we learned from the Spurs’ win over the Rockets

What we learned from the Spurs’ win over the Rockets

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ San Antonio struggles to set themselves apart from the shorthanded Rockets in a closer-than-it-should-have-been victory After dropping a winnable matchup against the astonishingly shorthanded Rockets in their return from a grueling but successful Western Conference road trip, San Antonio bounced back on Saturday to put an end to their four-game home skid. Despite another slow start in which they let Houston hang around for the better part of three quarters, the Spurs took charge down the stretch and never relinquished the lead in the final...
Pounding The Rock 13 hours ago
DeMar DeRozan helped the Spurs finish strong to close series with the Rockets

DeMar DeRozan helped the Spurs finish strong to close series with the Rockets

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs get retribution with a win two days after losing to the post-Harden Rockets. Despite a poor shooting night, the Spurs found some juice late in the game to pull out a win against the Rockets. DeMar DeRozan led the way with 24 points and 7 rebounds while Dejounte Murray and Jakob Poeltl each notched a double-double in points and rebounds. Murray scored 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Poeltl came off the bench to score 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds in the winning effort. DeRozan goes hard in the paint and absorbs a lot of punishment...
Pounding The Rock 15 hours ago
Open Thread: Spurs release military-inspired duffle bags

Open Thread: Spurs release military-inspired duffle bags

Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via The Old Enfield designs are making their way into the hands of fans. Last season the San Antonio Spurs & Old Enfield teamed up for a limited release of military-inspired bags for Veterans Day. For a limited time, this collection is available online. The Spurs edition includes two 48-hour duffel bag styles and a toiletry kit made from durable material with colors, textures, and patterns that celebrate U.S. veterans. The materials are durable and the style is top notch. Click here to access their site. There is a 10% coupon embedded....
Pounding The Rock Jan 16, 2021
Spurs strike late to beat shorthanded Rockets

Spurs strike late to beat shorthanded Rockets

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs couldn’t take control of the game early on, but a strong fourth quarter was all they needed to put down a severely depleted Rockets team. After a surprising loss on Thursday against a Houston team with something to prove following James Harden’s trade, the Spurs had their revenge. A strong fourth quarter was enough for San Antonio to take down the Rockets 103-91. From the start, it seemed the Spurs were taking this game seriously, making a couple of adjustments. DeMar DeRozan, largely passive in the previous matchup, was in...
Pounding The Rock Jan 16, 2021
San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: Spurs exact revenge on Rockets 103-91

San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: Spurs exact revenge on Rockets 103-91

Murray and DeRozan helped grind out a hard-fought home victory | Photo by Ronald Cortes/ DeMar DeRozan and Dejounte Murray galvanized San Antonio in the fourth quarter for a much-needed home win. Mason Jones and Ben McLemore shot out of the gate and staked themselves lto an early advantage, and the Rockets held off the Spurs for most of the first three quarters. But DeMar DeRozan stabilized San Antonio, and the team showed some defensive intensity in the fourth quarter which, along with some timely scoring by Dejounte Murray, made the difference despite a forgettable...
Pounding The Rock Jan 16, 2021
Why the Spurs are better than expected

Why the Spurs are better than expected

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs have been good so far, but have they done enough to change the expectations fans had before the season? The PtR crew discusses the surprises, good and bad, and revisits their earlier predictions. What has been the most pleasant surprise about the Spurs in the first 12 games? Marilyn Dubinski: I’d say the change in mentality from last season to this, namely this team’s unwillingness to fold when the opponent makes a run, responding quickly when they get down, and not getting as complacent when they face an equal/lesser...
Pounding The Rock Jan 16, 2021
Open Thread: Spurs deploy Xenex germ-zapping robots at the AT&T Center

Open Thread: Spurs deploy Xenex germ-zapping robots at the AT&T Center

Photo by Sean Gardner/ The Spurs are the first NBA Team to use these LightStrike Robots. The AT&T Center has been taken over by robots - extreme cleaning robots. As part of a comprehensive strategy to minimize COVID-19 exposure risk for AT&T Center fans, arena employees, team personnel and players, the San Antonio Spurs have enlisted LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ to disinfect rooms and areas of the AT&T Center. The San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services, ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection leaders, use LightStrike robots to pulse xenon that quickly...
Pounding The Rock Jan 15, 2021
What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Rockets

What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Rockets

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ When an easy win becomes an obvious loss. In retrospect, of course the Spurs were going to lose this one. Teams that just traded their franchise player always win the next game. Especially when said franchise player spent the past few weeks dumping kerosene all over the building before flinging a match over their shoulder on the way out. Is there a more pure motivation in this crazy, mixed up world than spite? Spite alone can’t necessarily make up for a talent deficit over the course of an entire season or anything, but a quick national TV...
Pounding The Rock Jan 15, 2021
Keldon Johnson and the young core shine in Spurs lackluster loss to the Rockets

Keldon Johnson and the young core shine in Spurs lackluster loss to the Rockets

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Several slams and an affable court side interview with Gregg Popovich make a disappointing loss easier to swallow The Spurs finally returned to the AT&T Center on Thursday after a successful 4-1 road trip saw them knock off both Los Angeles title contenders. Unfortunately, the familiar confines of the AT&T Center didn’t seem to bring the good guys much comfort as they dropped a close contest to the shorthanded Rockets. Keldon Johnson paced both teams in scoring, notching a career-high 29 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field....
Pounding The Rock Jan 15, 2021
Open Thread: LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay move up the all-time scoring list this week

Open Thread: LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay move up the all-time scoring list this week

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ Gay, Aldridge, and DeRozan continue to build upon their individual legacies. Last night, Rudy Gay surpassed “Big Game James” Worthy as the 105th all-time scorer in NBA history. Rudy’s shot has been spot on this season and his output remains consistent with his average. If he remains healthy and continues to play at his currently level, he could end the year in the Top 100 just behind teammate DeMar DeRozan. On Tuesday, LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points in the Spurs road win against the unflappable Oklahoma City Thunder. His fifth point...
Pounding The Rock Jan 15, 2021
Inconsistent play leads to loss to shorthanded Rockets

Inconsistent play leads to loss to shorthanded Rockets

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The future Spurs shine as the vets struggle to show-up in loss to the rejuvenated Rockets It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I don’t know who wrote that. I probably should, but I don’t. What I do know is that it’s a very well known line and that it sums up tonight’s game for the San Antonio Spurs perfectly. Coming into the game I did not know what to expect. There were so many variables going on, it was impossible to make heads or tails of anything. The Houston Rockets had just traded James Harden away and...
Pounding The Rock Jan 14, 2021
San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: The Spurs return home flat in a 109-105 loss to the Rockets

San Antonio vs. Houston, Final Score: The Spurs return home flat in a 109-105 loss to the Rockets

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs home woes continue with a loss to the shorthanded but motivated Rockets. The San Antonio Spurs returned from a successful 4-1 road trip to take on a new-look Houston Rockets team at home, where they have only gone 1-4 this season. The Youngsters tried to lead the team to victory, but the veterans didn’t contribute much, and the Spurs home woes continued as the shorthanded but motivated Rockets had the final run of the game to pull out a gutsy win 109-105 win over the Silver and Black. Keldon Johnson had a career-high 29 points...
Pounding The Rock Jan 14, 2021
Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports Harden’s gone, but the Rockets are still going to be a tough out as the Spurs return home 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. I usually put something in the game thread intro about the opponent, but I have no idea who’s going to play for the Rockets tonight in their first game after the blockbuster trade that sent James...
Pounding The Rock Jan 14, 2021
The David Robinson playoff stat that leaves everyone else in the dust

The David Robinson playoff stat that leaves everyone else in the dust

A cool video that breaks down The Admiral’s massive two-way impact as a player, plus one mind-boggling stat! When trying to determine the greatest players of all time, a certain type of comparison often comes up, and it’s probably one many Spurs fans are used to hearing: the player at his peak vs. that player as a whole. YouTube channel Thinking Basketball is currently doing a series looking to help determine who the all-NBA greats are by breaking down what made them so dominant at the peak of their careers. Recently, he covered David Robinson primarily from 1993-1996...
Pounding The Rock Jan 14, 2021
Game Day Notes: DeMar DeRozan will return vs. Rockets, tip-off time changed

Game Day Notes: DeMar DeRozan will return vs. Rockets, tip-off time changed

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ DeMar DeRozan is back, and tip-off is now at 6:30 on TNT. There’s a little bit of breaking news ahead of the Spurs’ match-up with the now Harden-less Houston Rockets tonight. First, DeMar DeRozan has been cleared to play tonight. After missing the second matchup in Minnesota and Monday’s win against the Thunder to visit his ailing father, DeRozan has returned to San Antonio and cleared all COVD-19 protocols, which included getting frequently tested while he was away from the team. NBA clears DeMar DeRozan to return to Spurs after he...

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