2:22 PM EDT, Thu April 22, 2021
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Let’s speculate about what happened with Trey Lyles and the San Antonio Spurs

Let’s speculate about what happened with Trey Lyles and the San Antonio Spurs

Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Why hasn’t the stretch-four suited up for the Silver and Black in over a month? If you’ve been keeping up with the San Antonio Spurs recently, you’ll know spotting Trey Lyles has been like playing a real-life version of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” The sixth-year forward began the year buried on the depth chart, found consistent minutes when COVID sidelined several rotation regulars, and has only appeared four times since San Antonio started the second half of their regular-season schedule. But all the above are...
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What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Heat

What We Learned from the Spurs loss to the Heat

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports A familiar, disappointing end to a once-promising game. The Spurs have struggled all year with establishing who they are and what they want to be. They can’t quite seem to pick a lane and run with it. Are they efficient shooters? Are they a lock down defensive squad? Are they young upstarts or crafty old guys? Who can say? Now, with the doomsday clock of this season inching ever closer to midnight, they’ve basically run out of time to come up with an answer. They are everything and nothing all at once. They’ve turned into a...
4 hours ago
Jakob Poeltl hosts his own block party, but the Spurs get burned by the Heat

Jakob Poeltl hosts his own block party, but the Spurs get burned by the Heat

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports There’s always tomorrow—literally (against the Pistons). Despite a close game heading into the fourth quarter, the San antonio Spurs could not quite solve the Miami Heat’s pressure defense and succumbed to another home loss. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 15 points while Derrick White and Dejounte Murray each contributed 13 and 11, respectively. Jakob Poeltl relatively filled out the box score with 8 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 blocks on the defensive end. Here blocks Blockab Poeltl, Protector of Rims, first of his name, the mother...
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Spurs Give donate $100,000 to the San Antonio Food Bank

Spurs Give donate $100,000 to the San Antonio Food Bank

Photo by D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via The collaboration continues to benefit families throughout the city. The San Antonio Food Bank has continued its mission to ensure no one is hungry on their watch. Their work it tireless and requires much support in the form of volunteers and donations. The San Antonio Spurs and Spurs Give offer both. Eric Cooper, President and CEO of the S. A. Food Bank posted this on social media. We kicked off #NationalVolunteerWeek a little early with a mega @safoodbank distribution last week!Together, we can help make a difference for our...
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Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons

Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Can the Silver and Black pull even when the pitiful Pistons come to the AT&T Center for a SEGABABA? After back-to-back double-digit victories against a pair of playoff-caliber teams in their last two outings, San Antonio came crashing back to Earth as their pitiful play within the AT&T Center continued against the Miami Heat. And while the Spurs still own a comfortable 3.5 game cushion over the New Orleans Pelicans in the play-in race, their road to the postseason remains complicated as the tenth seed in the Western...
14 hours ago
Spurs falter late in a back and forth game against the Heat

Spurs falter late in a back and forth game against the Heat

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The Spurs were neck and neck with Miami through three quarters but ran out of gas late to lose 107-87. After two straight wins, the Spurs dropped to below .500 again following tonight’s 107-87 loss to Miami. It was a back-and-forth contest for much of the game, but San Antonio completely faded down the stretch and allowed the Heat to pull away in the fourth quarter. The two teams traded buckets right from tipoff, as neither side was able to go on a run and build up a big lead. San Antonio received its usual dose of mid-range isos from...
15 hours ago
San Antonio vs Miami, Final Score: Spurs fall victim to Heat’s defensive pressure 107-87

San Antonio vs Miami, Final Score: Spurs fall victim to Heat’s defensive pressure 107-87

Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via The Heat squelched the Spurs offense late until Herro went nuclear from beyond the arc and iced the game The Spurs hung tough with the Heat for most of the game, but the Miami defense clamped down on the Silver Black until Tyler Herro put the game away by walking into a series of cold-blooded triples that had Coach Popovich waving the white flag early. This was the Spurs 19th home loss this season, cementing a losing home record for the first time in 25 years. The Spurs are once again below .500 at 28-29, but they’re still 3.5 games...
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Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Heat

Game Thread: San Antonio Spurs vs Heat

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ The Spurs are fresh off convincing road wins against the Suns and Pacers, but now they return home, where they haven’t played well 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 Miami Heat had an incredible run last year in the Orlando bubble, but they’ve been pretty mediocre, with just a 30-28 record so far this year. The Spurs...
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Derrick White has become the volume shooter the Spurs needed

Derrick White has become the volume shooter the Spurs needed

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports San Antonio’s lack of outside threats has practically forced White to play off the ball more, and he’s starting to thrive. One of the reasons why the Spurs looked so go in the bubble and fueled the hopes of fans coming into the season was the play of Derrick White. An injury derailed the beginning of this season for him, but he was expected to be a major piece in San Antonio’s offense in 2020/21. The return to form took a while, but it’s finally here, as White has averaged 18 points per game for the Spurs in April, the second...
Apr 21, 2021
The NBA hands down decisions after the altercation between Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, and JaKarr Sampson

The NBA hands down decisions after the altercation between Patty Mills, Rudy Gay, and JaKarr Sampson

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The league office doles out fines and suspensions for the brief skirmish between the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. The NBA has suspended JaKarr Sampson one game without pay for headbutting Patty Mills in Monday night’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers. The NBA has suspended JaKarr Sampson one game without pay for headbutting Patty Mills on Monday Night.The league has also fined Patty Mills $25,000 for his role in the altercation and Rudy Gay $20,000 for escalating the situation.(Per NBA PR)— Noah...
Apr 21, 2021
Open Thread: San Antonio Spurs hire former Twitch executive Katrina Palanca to support Global Partnerships

Open Thread: San Antonio Spurs hire former Twitch executive Katrina Palanca to support Global Partnerships

Photos by Noah Graham/NBAE via Accelerating the Spurs Organization’s global growth by building marketing platforms In a role newly pioneered for the Spurs Organization, former Twitch executive Katrina Palanca is joining as Vice President of Global Partnerships. Palanca’s position is designed with the goal of “accelerating the organization’s next chapter of global growth by building marketing platforms that drive tangible value for partners and SS&E.” “Katrina has deep experience building and executing innovative partnerships with brands looking to...
Apr 21, 2021
Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

Game Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The Silver and Black look to climb above .500 for the first time since late-March. The Spurs return to San Antonio tonight to take on the Miami Heat in the two teams’ first matchup of the season. Coming off a pair of solid road wins, the Silver and Black will be looking to continue those winning ways at home against a talented Heat squad fighting their way through the bumps and bruises of this compressed season. Both teams are currently set to compete in their respective conferences’ play-in games, but find themselves on opposite ends of...
Apr 20, 2021
The Spurs drafting prowess is on full display

The Spurs drafting prowess is on full display

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The Spurs’ starting lineup against the Suns once again showed their drafting prowess. Saturday’s 111-85 victory at the home of the second best team in the West was one of the best of the season for the San Antonio Spurs. Not only did they surprisingly blow out the Phoenix Suns on a SEGABABA despite coming off a deflating loss the night before, but they also did so with a starting line-up that history says should never have been. With Gregg Popovich resting starters DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl (as well as Patty Mills off the bench), Luka...
Apr 20, 2021
What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Pacers

What We Learned from the Spurs win over the Pacers

Photo by Dylan Buell/ San Antonio wipe the floor with a shorthanded Indiana squad. The San Antonio Spurs took care of business on Monday, blowing out the understaffed Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and climbing back to .500 in the process. Head coach Gregg Popovich and crew fell behind early in the first quarter, but refocused, retook the lead, and cruised to victory the rest of the way. The starting lineup was spectacular once again, with everyone scoring in double digits, led by a 25-point outburst from Derrick White, who went 6-of-11 from beyond the arc....
Apr 20, 2021
Derrick White continues to approach peak form in blowout of Pacers

Derrick White continues to approach peak form in blowout of Pacers

San Antonio bore the fruit of White’s labor from distance | Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Bubble Derrick is on his way back. Maybe it’s no longer an accident that the last three mini-win streaks for the San Antonio Spurs have come on the road. There’s just something about this team that makes them perform better away from the AT&T Center this season, where they are just 12-18 compared to 16-10 away from home. That rend continued in their road victory over the Indiana Pacers, where 75% (or 27) of the Spurs’ 36 makes were assisted. Derrick White shined the...