Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Military Spurs Spirit

The San Anotonio Spurs are honoring our men and women of the Armed Forces with a Military Game Night when the Spurs take on The Washington Wizards on January 13th at the AT&T Center. There will be a special video shown at some point during the game honoring our fighting siblings. The Spurs and USAA are lookign for your photos of Spurs Spirit. We have plenty of our Texas bretheren overseas and we know you miss your teams, let them know that as well by going to http://www.nba.com/spurs/fans/military_061206.html and entering your stories and photos of San Anotnio Spurs Spirit!

It's not hard to get into the spirit the way the Spurs have been playing. Currently they lead thier division with a 19-6 record followed closely by the Dallas Mavericks at 18-7. Voting for the NBS all stars game will be closing out soon so send your favorite Spurs star to the game and buy yourself a ticket. Help cheer as the Spurs take on the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow @ 7:00pm central.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Two Teams Same Town

The San Anotnio Spurs lost to the Los Angeles Lakers one night before returning to the Staples center to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Texas boys found the big W. Four days after defeating the Clippers the Spurs showed thier morale with another large score. They put the bad game against the Lakers solidly behind them and kept the ball moving forward. The Clippers outscored the Spurs by 2 points in the third quater but it was not enough to catch back up from the spurs 16 point lead early on. Players like Brent Barry, who went 5 of 6 shots from 3 point range, and Tony Parker who led the victory with 21 points came out strong and continued that style of play for the rest of the game.
By the way, the NBA has decided to go back to using the old ball next week so if you haven't seen they new one yet you might want to buy a ticket or turn on the game. The San Antonio Spurs play the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow, Wednesday the 13th at 8:00pm.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Losing won't Last

The San Antonio Spurs lost to the Golden State Warriors and then the Utah Jazz bringing about thier first losing streak. Instantly the boys banded together and shut that down with a win over The Sacramento Kings on December 2nd. The Spurs were in control leading most of the game but things seemed to fall apart near the end of the 3rd quarter when the Kings erased a 17 point defecit. Kevin Martin hit 25 of his 30 points at this time. The Texas Boys were hitting 50% of shots from beyond the free throw line and that helped hold the lead as well as Bruce Bowens 6 succesful 3 pointers. It came down to a 2 point game. A game that could have been won if Mike Bibby had hit his Half Court shot as the buzzer went off ending the first half. The San Anotnio Spurs, 13-5, still lead the Dallas Mavericks, 12-5. Two Texas Teams doing very very well.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

No skid No skid

The San Antonio Spurs have had it together this season bringing out a high ranking of 11-4. With no back to back losses and two separate 4 game win streaks the S.A. Spurs are looking good. Tonight's match up on the road against the 12-3 Utah Jazz will test our Texas boys. The Utah Jazz are 7-1 at home and the Spurs needs this win to avoid their first losing streak. The Jazz are on their first back to back loss and want to turn the tide around as well. Both teams having so much to fight for gives hope for some great entertainment.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Bring on the Heat!

San Antonio is ready for them, especially now that we're back home after racing up three wins in a row, including Monday night's nifty defeat of the Portland Trail Blazers. The Miami Heat, on the other hand, have lost four out of their last five; Shaq is still out, and Dwyane Wade does what he can, but the rest of the Heat seem to be chillin' especially when they need to step it up, in the fourth quarter.

The Spurs do well against these guys under any circumstances, so we need to do it for sure tonight.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Preseason Ranking

Tim Duncan just squeezed into the top ten of a new variation on ranking, Sports Illustrated's "Player Power" list. It's about individual players, but the focus is on how they fire up their team as well as how they themselves perform. Duncan made his spot despite a whole season's worth of arch injuries which gave him lower than usual stats, and the reason was the way he helped spark the Spurs in the playoffs.

If he can stay healthy this year, I see Tim moving up the list, and the Spurs back on top of the NBA where they belong.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Jacque Vaughn

So have any of you actually watched this guy in motion? This guy knows defense. Even veterans like Robert horry have stated they find many things suprising about the young man, especially his passing ability. On Sunday night against the Rockets he had 5 assist in the first 10 minutes alone. Yet with 3 veterans having the preseason game night off the Spurs could not touch the monstrous size of Yao Ming. Friday the San Antonio Spurs have thier first full season game playing homestate rivals The Dallas Mavericks in front of a home crowd at The AT&T Center in central Texas.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Spurs Visit Wounded Soldiers

The San Antonio Spurs replaced their Monday practice time with a team visit to Brooke Army Medical Center. If it helps keep our wounded soldiers' spirits up, it is time well spent. I've gotta hope somewhere in Washington, somebody is spending time figuring out a plan for how to wrap it up in Iraq.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I need no coffee!

Tony parker showed no signs of slowing during the 2 games he played overseas. Being so close to home for the past week, he has had many financial and social obligations to meet. Not to mention team activities such as games, meeting, and press encounters. When asked for a comment on his rising French star, Spurs coach Gregg popvich stated, "If he isn't tired now, he is never going to be." The San Antonio Spurs return to the AT&T Center for thier first homecourt battle of the preseason agains the Orlando Magic on October 14th.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Homecoming crowd

Tony Parker's homecoming is everything that he and all the San Antonio Spurs fans hoped it would be. Parker was in rare form on the first of the preseason games scoring a monster 26 points. His accuracy was unstoppable hitting 10 of 13 shots even after recently recovering from a broken index finger in early August. It just goes to show ya that there is no crowd like a hometeam crowd.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Off to Lyon

Well, the Spurs crossed the pond on Friday to begin training camp in Lyon, France, hometown of Tony Parker. Of all the Spurs, his schedule will undoubtedly be the most hectic while overseas - he's secured himself a good-sized piece of fame and recognition in France and throughout Europe, despite the fact that NBA games are broadcasted infrequently in France. He's a legend over there, and being a legend is certainly a full-time job in itself. Enjoy the home cooking, Tony.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Spurs don’t lose to second best.

This San Antonio Spurs fan is impressed by the talent and drive of the Dallas Mavericks. They went on to beat the Phoenix Suns in six games and played well enough to take game one of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. It wasn’t their best game but playing at the Heat’s pace and against a tough defense they still managed to win by 10 points. To their credit, Miami held the Mavs below one hundred points. That in itself is an accomplishment, but tough defense is not going to win games if it is not coupled with a technically superior offense.

I think that the Dallas Mavericks are going to come back for game 2 ready to fight and that Dirk Nowitzki is going to be on his game this time. I think we are going to see some good basketball in this series so I can get over the Spurs loss and just hope that the Mavs go all the way because it hurts less when you get beat by the best team in the NBA.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

San Antonio Falls to Mavericks of Dallas

What can I say? The Mavericks proved to be the better team. Gregg Popovich said it after the game and so did Duncan. I really still believe we were the better team, but a few missed opportunities, turnovers and bad calls in overtime killed us. My hat is off to the San Antonio Spurs for fighting back and playing some good basketball. Cheers Spurs!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Dallas doesn’t stand a chance!

The San Antonio Spurs pulled off a low scoring yet impressive victory in yesterdays 87-85 second-round match up against the Dallas Mavericks. There were a lot of turnovers and the score was too close for comfort the whole game. It was a defensive battle, but the Spurs dominated the second half and finally found their speed and fire in the final seconds.

Dallas doesn’t stand a chance!

The San Antonio Spurs pulled off a low scoring yet impressive victory in yesterdays 87-85 second-round match up against the Dallas Mavericks. There were a lot of turnovers and the score was too close for comfort the whole game. It was a defensive battle, but the Spurs dominated the second half and finally found their speed and fire in the final seconds.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Nothing standing in our way now.

The Spurs are going to the playoffs and I see big things in our future. This is my favorite time of year because nothing matters more then what happens in the post-season at this point. Go Spurs!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Playing like champs already.

The San Antonio Spurs are tied with the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons for first in the NBA. It has been a fierce battle for position this season and the Pistons were at the top for a long time. We persevered though and now that spot is up for grabs. We don’t meet Dallas for another couple of weeks, but we’ll be ready.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Spurs Neck and Neck with Mavericks

The San Antonio Spurs lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers ending their nine game winning streak. It tied the Spurs franchise record and left them at 40-11 overall. This has been a good few weeks for the Spurs and there is no doubt in my mind that we will soon surpass the Dallas Mavericks on our way to the Detroit Pistons.

Monday, January 30, 2006

On the Road Again…

Cross your fingers San Antonio Spurs fans! Our team is about to embark on an eight game road trip that has the potential to make or break us in the standings. We’ve won our last thee but are going to have to win more than that to pass up the Dallas Mavericks and eventually the Detroit Pistons.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Eyes of Texas Are Shining!

I’m generally a basketball fan, but I have to say that this year’s Rose Bowl was about as exciting an athletic event as you ever get to see! All of us Texas have to be proud of the University of Texas Longhorns, the new national college football champs!